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Coronary Artery Dissection In Children
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
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
Instrumentation: Coronary artery dissection is one of the potential complications of percutaneous coronary intervention. ...Read more
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
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
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
Can a woman's monthly cause coronary artery dissection and continue to be problematic? Will a hysterectomy help prevent this from happening again?
No it can not: Why you are asking this question, womens monthly can not cause Coronary Artery Dissection ...Read more
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
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
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
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
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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Carotid Dissection: To my knowledge there is no such community established yet. ...Read more
Daily lightheadedness for approx 7 weeks. If it was carotid artery dissection would things have got a lot worse by now?
Probably, but: Better to get checked and get to the correct diagnosis first. Good luck. ...Read more
Would cervical artery dissection cause 6 days slow gradual onset on off vertigo? 2 year HX of migraine. Vertigo getting worse each day.
Verterbral art disec: The one recommended by the Dr who sees you. ...Read more
Conservative: Typically with anticoagulation/coumadin or antiplatelets for 3-6 months. Rarely with require stent placement. ...Read more
Hmmm: Trauma or neck manipulation can rarely cause vertebral artery dissection. Cracking is more likely related to the bone in the cervical spine. ...Read more
Uncommon: A dissection is a separation of the inner layer of an artery from the outer layer. The risk aside from direct obstruction is that the internal blood pressure can enter this new pocket and rapidly tear open more of the lining, shutting down the artery or even causing a leak - both of these events are deadly. Any major arteries can be affected; the carotid is less common than the aorta. ...Read more
Stroke/horner/pain: This depend on the cause either sponataneuos or traumatic. Spontaneous can present sometimes with neck pain and headache, horner syndrome (ptosis, miosis, anhidrosis), stroke or minor strokes or tia. Traumatic usually asymptomatic except for pain at injury site but can present with stroke or tia. ...Read more
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