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Doctor insights on: Coronary Artery Dissection In Children

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Can you die from coronary artery dissection?

Can you die from coronary artery dissection?

Yes: Coronary artery dissection is a serious condition which may mostly lead to a massive heart attack and death. Needs an immediate medical attention. ...Read more

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Dr. Jeffrey Wint
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Artery (Definition)

Arteries are defined as blood vessels which carry blood away from the heart (to either the body or lungs). Arteries: higher pressure, thicker walls, stretch (pulse) with each heart contraction & deliver blood to the arterioles which control the flow to individual capillaries. Veins are blood vessels which carry blood from capillaries back to the heart (body to right heart; ...Read more


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What sort of disorder is a coronary artery dissection?

What sort of disorder is a coronary artery dissection?

Serious: It means a tear in the coronary arterial wall and almost always leads to sudden cessation of vital blood flow to the heart muscle ie. A heart attack. ...Read more

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If you get coronary artery dissection, how do you feel?

If you get coronary artery dissection, how do you feel?

Coronary artery: A crushing chest pain, the kind of pain that you have never experience before. This may be followed by sudden collapse as the patient develops serious and life-threatening heart rhythm problems. ...Read more

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What things make coronary artery dissection more likely?

What things make coronary artery dissection more likely?

Instrumentation: Coronary artery dissection is one of the potential complications of percutaneous coronary intervention. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: coronary artery dissection?

What is the definition or description of: coronary artery dissection?

A slpit in the vesse: Arteries are made up of several layers - sort of like an onion. If there is a partial tear in the inner layer, then a high pressure of jet of blood entering this tear can cause the layers to separate. This can potentially occlude (block off the artery) which can cause a heart attack. ...Read more

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Do people with coronary artery dissection have a lot of pain?

Do people with coronary artery dissection have a lot of pain?

Usually: Coronary dissections can be induced or rarely be spontaneous. They can occur during coronary interventions. If flow to the heart muscle severely compromised, myocardial necrosis may occur. If not corrected may progress to thrombosis, acute cardiac death, acute potentially fatal arrythmias, low cardiac output syndrome. ...Read more

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Give me a hint. What kind of hassle am I facing if doc suspects coronary artery dissection? What is required to diagnose?

Give me a hint. What kind of hassle am I facing if doc suspects coronary artery dissection? What is required to diagnose?

Not good: Depending on the degree of obstruction the dissection causes, you're facing anything from no symptoms to acute coronary syndrome to a full blown heart attack (myocardial infarction). There is only one way to accurately diagnose coronary dissection: with coronary angiography. Period. ...Read more

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Would C-RP and/or ESR be elevated with caroited artery dissection?

Would C-RP and/or ESR be elevated with caroited artery dissection?

No: Both tests are famously insensitive and non-specific. Never rely on them for anything, but take the data as one very minor piece of information for complicated decision-making. ...Read more

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Can carotid artery dissection be cured?

Yes: The vast majority of carotid dissections will heal in their own. The dissection should be followed with ultrasound to monitor the vessel for development of pseudo aneurysm formation. ...Read more

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Describe the features of a carotid artery dissection.?

Describe the features of a carotid artery dissection.?

Arterial tear: An uncommon cause of stroke, but among younger patients, it is one of the most common. Sometimes spontaneously, sometimes after an activity that involves sudden torsion to the neck, a tear may form along the three layers that constitute the arterial wall. This tear causes turbulent blood flow and predisposes to clot formation. These clots can then cause a stroke by blocking important arteries. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: vertebral artery dissection?

What is the definition or description of: vertebral artery dissection?

A tear in the vessel: Arteries are made up of several layers much like an onion. Occaisionally a small tear in the most inner layer can occur. The blood flows through the artery under high pressure. This jet of blood can separate the layers causing the vessel to obstruct (close off). In the vertebral artery this could cause a stroke. ...Read more

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Is vertebral artery dissection curable?

Is vertebral artery dissection curable?

Generally not: The 2 vertebral arteries arise from the left and right subclavian arteries and supply the brainstem and cerebellum. Dissection is rare (2.5/100, 000), affect women to men 3:1 and can cause stroke in people head trauma, yoga, painting a ceiling. 50% have hbp. Treatment is supportive. Blood thinners are used if bleeding is ruled out. Surgery is not usually an option. ...Read more

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What specialist treat a vertebral artery dissection?

What specialist treat a vertebral artery dissection?

Neuro/Vascular: This kind of catastrophy may need to be handled with neurosurgery and vascular surgery together -- due to their close proximity to the brain and time is paramount. ...Read more

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Can you tell me more about cervical carotid artery dissection?

Can you tell me more about cervical carotid artery dissection?

Separation: Of layers of carotid artery. Stroke is the major risk. Depending on location and extent may be treated by blood thinners, surgery or stent placement. ...Read more

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Do people with vertebral artery dissection have a lot of pain?

Do people with vertebral artery dissection have a lot of pain?

Symptoms: Vertebral artery dissection (VAD) can cause localized pain (often described as being sharp, aching or pulsing pain) in the head, neck and face. It is estimated that between half to one third of patients with a VAD experience this type of pain. Though VAD can be diagnosed on the basis of pain alone, it is usually followed by neurological symptoms such as numbness or vertigo within hours or days. ...Read more

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I read a blog post about carotid artery dissection. But I'm still not clear - what is it?

I read a blog post about carotid artery dissection. But I'm still not clear - what is it?

A tear: It is a tear in the wall of one of the arteries that transport blood to your brain. The layers of the wall separate and flap in the blood stream which may cause a cessation of blood supply to teh brain from that artery. ...Read more

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Dr. Krishna Kumar
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Coronary Artery Dissection (Definition)

Arteries are made up of several layers - sort of like an onion. If there is a partial tear in the inner layer, then a high pressure of jet of blood entering this tear can cause the layers to separate. This can potentially occlude (block off the artery) which can ...Read more


Dr. Thomas Fiala
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Coronary Artery (Definition)

Coronary artery is the name given to the blood vessels that supply the myocardium. The word coronary was coined by the first anatomists that noticed that if you remove all muscle from the heart the remaining vessels resemble the shape of a corona or crown. ...Read more