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Dissection Syndrome Other Causes
No: Certain syndromes such as eds, marfan, and turner predispose to aortic dissection but many other causes exist. A bicuspid aortic valve and recent valve surgery increase the risk of aortic dissection. Aortic dissection also tends to run in families (even if those family members don't have marfan or ehlers-danlos, or one of the other associated syndromes. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
What causes an aortic dissection and what can I do to prevent one from happening to myself or another person?
HTN and CVD: Most aortic dissections occur in people with poorly controlled blood pressure and cardiovascular disease. Rarely they occur to people with connective tissue disorders or congenital cardiac abnormalities. Prevention is best. Do not smoke, keep blood pressure well controlled, regular exercise, and a healthy diet will serve you well, and get checked often if there is presence of the disease in family ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Would a HR of 48 cause a fluttery feeling in my chest? I am taking lopressor 25 mg in two divided doses daily for a spontaneous dissection of the LAD
Granmother died of MI in 1980's in her late 50's early 60's. If she had an aortic dissection would MI still be stated as cause or would it be specific?
Cause of death: In many cases, a death certification or other determination of cause of death is a best guess. For example, if a patient had chest pain followed by sudden death at home, and there was not diagnostic testing or autopsy, myocardial infarction might be the likely & assumed COD. But pulmonary embolism or aortic dissection or a malignant arrhythmia might present with a similar history. ...Read more
Chronic and acute: It is usually an acute event in a chronically hypertensive patient or a patient with a chronic disease of the aorta like marfans disease. There is no absolute number but the higher the blood pressure multiplied by the time the blood pressure is elevated isthe most important parameter. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
When does hypertensive emergency, if untreated, cause aortic dissection, and ultimately, rupture?
How common are neck artery dissections in healthy persons, just caused by frequent neck turning and sleeping on front with head turned?
Unheard of: I have never heard of or seen such a case ...Read more
Can neck dissection, rad, and chemo cause after effects like swelling, numbness, and trouble swallowing.
Would cervical artery dissection cause 6 days slow gradual onset on off vertigo? 2 year HX of migraine. Vertigo getting worse each day.
How likely is it for a bad cough (from choking) to cause a vein dissection of the neck? The cough left my arm with a dull pain as well. Bit worried.
Unlikely: The veins usually don't undergo dissection but the arteries do. However it would be highly unlikely,if not impossible , for dissection to occur with hard coughing. But a few flecks of blood from broker capillaries in tge bronchial tree may be associated with heavy coughing. ...Read more
How specific can differing levels of spinal compression of the nerves cause other conditions? I have had ant/post Cervical spine fusion & dissection
Very specific: Symptoms are directly related to which nerves or anatomic regions of the spinal cord are being compressed ...Read more
Does repeat dengue fever (hemorrhagic) cause vascular damage leading to initiating aortic dissection ?
What would you expect a patients blood pressure to be if they had severe lightheadedness caused by artery dissection/problem in neck?
Can vertebral artery dissection cause slight bleed out or form hemotoma on exterior rather then within artery wall - if so, what could that cause?
Yes,not as above : Vertebral artery dissections can cause bleeding usually from the dissection/rupture of a saccular aneurysm. These aneurysms are more common intracranially than in the extracranial location. The aneurysms are typically located at branch points of the major vessel. Treatment of the aneurysm is typically endovascular, with the placement of coils to occlude the aneurysm. ...Read more
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