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Arterial doppler shows anterior intraosseous artery is of low resistive pattern. What does low resistive pattern mean. Is this normal?

Arterial doppler shows anterior intraosseous artery is of low resistive pattern. What does low resistive pattern mean. Is this normal?

Perhaps a fistula: Arterial blood flow has both systolic and diastolic flow. In your case, the diastolic flow may be increased, perhaps due to a fistula or other connection that has formed over time or resulted from some trauma. The significance depends on the clinical history and findings - they may have little or no significance, but you should see a vascular surgeon if you are uncertain. ...Read more

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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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Arterial doppler shows small collateral branches within the musculature of forearm. Is this normal. If not what does this mean.

Arterial doppler shows small collateral branches within the musculature of forearm. Is this normal. If not what does this mean.

May be normal: U may see this if you are exercising & gaining muscle mass. If no swelling of the arm. If u have swelling it could mean deep venous obstruction & u need 2 find the cause. Either ur pcp or a peripheral vascular specialist. ...Read more

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Friend told me that you can have arterial issues even when the pulse strength and temperature in the extremities are normal. Is this true?

Friend told me that you can have arterial issues even when the pulse strength and temperature in the extremities are normal. Is this true?

Not very often.: If one has normal pulse strength and the temp is warm and the nails blanch easily then the likelihood of vascular abnormalities is small. Can have artery inflammation but this is rare and if no pain doubt you have problems. ...Read more

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What is the normal range for arterial blood gas?

What is the normal range for arterial blood gas?

Blood gas: Ph: 7.35-7.45
pco2: 35-45
hco3: 22-26
po2:80-100mmhg
o2 saturation:95-100mmhg. ...Read more

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What are the normal ranges in arterial blood gas?

What are the normal ranges in arterial blood gas?

See below: Here are the "ideal" values. However, it all depends on the situation and the relationships between the numbers (i.e. Is the body compensating appropriately for the situation). Ph: 7.35-7.45, po2 80-120, pco2 38-42, hco3 22-28. ...Read more

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Would a person with a high amount of arterial plaque be likely to have a faster than normal resting heart rate?

Would a person with a high amount of arterial plaque be likely to have a faster than normal resting heart rate?

Not necessarily: Not necessarily, a person with a " high amount of arterial plaque" has a higher chance to have a myocardial infarction (heart attack), but heart rate can be either high or low, it can be low if this person has a heart block or high if he/she has atrial fibrillation or some type or arrhythmia ...Read more

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A muscle mass at the back of the neck is this signs of arterial blockage or stroke? Been to cardio and rehabilitation all say it was normal

Not vascular: The mass you describe may be the soft tissue overlying the C7 spinous process (vertebra prominens). Many people have a hump there (in the midline). Blood vessels run in the anterior neck, and blockage/stroke risk etc will not present as back of neck mass. ...Read more

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Ulcer under foot, no significant pain. Walking normally, running etc. Could still be arterial ulcer?

Ulcer under foot, no significant pain. Walking normally, running etc. Could still be arterial ulcer?

Not likely @ your ag: Not likely due to circulation @ your age. Do you have diabetes or is there a family history of diabetes? When there is an ulcer on the bottom of the foot, without pain, usually related to diabetes or pre diabetic condition. See your doctor asap. ...Read more

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I had an arterial blood gas drawn today and now my wrist is really swollen. It only hurts a little. Is this normal or cause for concern?

I had an arterial blood gas drawn today and now my wrist is really swollen. It only hurts a little. Is this normal or cause for concern?

Hematoma wrist: Its difficult to tell without seeing you, the main concern is that blood leaks enough to cause compression on the nerved and blood supply to the hand.
the important things to look at in the speed of progress of the swelling, or development of pain, pain on passive stretch of muscles in the hand.
I suggest urgent medical review ...Read more

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I have SVT and a small unrepaired VSD. My Echo showed a pulmonary arterial pressure of 28, but my cardiologist said that it was normal. Is it?

I have SVT and a small unrepaired VSD. My Echo showed a pulmonary arterial pressure of 28, but my cardiologist said that it was normal. Is it?

PAP: The PAP of 28 on echo is within normal parameters. The important factor with VSD is the degree of shunting of blood. Ask your cardiologist to explain your situation to you and when and if you are likely to need any intervention for the VSD. ...Read more

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Are blisters normally a part of an arterial foot ulcer?

Are blisters normally a part of an arterial foot ulcer?

Yes: Arterial foot ulcers begin because of loss of blood flow to the area. First the skin dies which blisters, then the tissue deep to the blister dies causing the ulcer. ...Read more

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I was severly premature born at 51/2 months. What are chances of having a avm (arterial malformation)? Can I have healthy pregnancy like normal people?

I was severly premature born at 51/2 months. What are chances of having a avm (arterial malformation)? Can I have healthy pregnancy like normal people?

Please ask your OB: Please, as you have asked us over and over and over again these questions, remember you must get this answer specifically from your ob. You need health care in person to give you a real and valid assessment of your risk or the baby's risk in your specific case. Please get to the OB now if you are pregnant. If you are not pregnant then please ask your OB what they would need before you get preg. ...Read more

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Arterial doppler indicates that brachial, ulnar and intraosseous artery are of low resistive pattern. S this normal. Radial artery occluded due to clot?

Unusual: A peripheral artery should have a high resistant pattern on doppler exam. A low resistance may suggest a connection with a vein, arterial venous (av) malformation or av fistula. An injury to the arm may have caused occlusion of the radial artery and also an av fistula. Luckily the ulnar artery is usually the main vessel supplying the hand. Further studies may be needed to define the anatomy. ...Read more

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Does a ordinary heart echo include checking the pulmonary arterial pressure and does a normal echo rule out pulmonary hypertension?

Does a ordinary heart echo include checking the pulmonary arterial pressure and does a normal echo rule out pulmonary hypertension?

Typically an estimat: Echocardiography typically estimates pulmonary artery pressure indirectly. PA pressure is measured directly with heart catheterization. Echo is a good screening test. ...Read more

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Arterial blood gas showed my pO2 was HIGH at 103. How is this possible? I'm not on oxygen therapy or anything like that. I was breathing normally.

Arterial blood gas showed my pO2 was HIGH at 103. How is this possible? I'm not on oxygen therapy or anything like that. I was breathing normally.

High PO2 level: It is important to know the rest of the blood gas test results. PH? pCO2? Bicarbonate? Your doctor can put it all in perspective for you. What was the O2 sat? If low, it might point to a methemoglobinemia, perhaps from some meds you take. Best to discuss the entire blood gas study with your provider. Normal PO2 shouldn't be above 102.. ...Read more

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I had an arterial blood gas sample about 9 days ago. I still have a large bruise on my wrist over the artery where the sample was collected. Normal?

Next time some else: The next you need to get blood drawn have a different phlebotomist draw it and after it is drawn and you are given a cotton pad to hold over the insertion site hold it there FIRMLY for 10 minutes! Good luck. This is a bloody business you know! ...Read more

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Arterial blood gas results: PH- 7.431, pCO2- 40.1, HCO3- 26.1, BE- 1.7. Are these normal or elevated? Could this cause Ventricular tachycardia?

Arterial blood gas results: PH- 7.431, pCO2- 40.1, HCO3- 26.1, BE- 1.7. Are these normal or elevated? Could this cause Ventricular tachycardia?

Normal blood gas ABG: The result you've provided so far seem within the reference range for most blood gas machines - so, "average". One result you didn't list is the pO2, which is a measure of the oxygen content of arterial blood. A low pO2 can cause ventricular tachycardia (VT); however, I suspect the ABG was used as part of a wider panel of tests to help determine cause of VT. Talk to the doctor who ordered the test ...Read more

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I'm just wondering, if you have normal cholesterol can you have a narrowed artery?

Atherosclerosis: Cholesterol is only one risk factor associated with narrowed vessels. Narrowed vessels can occur with normal cholesterol. ...Read more

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What is a normal diameter for the renal artery?

What is a normal diameter for the renal artery?

Variable: The exact diameter is not the issue since many people have small arteries with no problems. The problem usually is in the stenosis i.e. Constricted area. More than 60% stenosis (narrowing) is considered severe. However, severity by itself is not the only reason to do intervention (put a stent) since if the kidney function, bp, potassium are stable with no resistant edema observation only is chosen. ...Read more

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Is a more robust posterior communicating artery on right then left worrisome or normal?

Is a more robust posterior communicating artery on right then left worrisome or normal?

Not usually: I'm assuming that you are referring to the posterior communicating artery providing blood flow to the right side of the brain. This is usually a congenital (inborn) change and does not usually produce problems in normal patients. Take care and stay healthy! ...Read more

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For a left sfa is it normal to enter through the right femoral artery?

For a left sfa is it normal to enter through the right femoral artery?

Yes: A "contralateral" approach to the left sfa would start with an arteriotomy in the right common femoral artery. The left sfa can be entered from the left side through an 'antegrade" approach, and some physicians prefer this. ...Read more