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Hospitalized because one of the arteries (or vein, what could it be?

Hospitalized because one of the arteries (or vein, what could it be?

More info needed: You can be hospitalized with problems related to either an artery or a vein. Speak to the doctors or nurses caring for you - they should be able to tell you why you were admitted and where the problem lies. ...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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Which is bigger: a vein or an artery?

Which is bigger: a vein or an artery?

Veins are...: Veins are usually bigger when compared to their anatomical counterpart, the arteries, as veins have a thinner vessel wall and tend to be distended. ...Read more

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Why do people get blocked veins and arteries?

Why do people get blocked veins and arteries?

Family DNA: Arteries become blocked with arteriosclerosis, and it tends to run in the family, and diet/lifestyle contributes to the progression. Veins become blocked with blood clots, and heredity can make one more prone to development of blood clots. Venous clots occur in the deep and superficial veins, and the former type requires anticoagulation. Prolonged travel, surgery are risk factors for clots. ...Read more

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What are the similarities of veins and arteries?

What are the similarities of veins and arteries?

Part of a system: Both carry blood and are composed of three layers—the intima, media, and adventitia. Inside both vessels are covered by a specialized set of cells called endothelium. ...Read more

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How are arteries, veins and capillaries different?

How are arteries, veins and capillaries different?

Anatomy: Arteries what carries blood from the heart to organs and tissues. Vein take blood from organs back to the heart. Both are connected with capillary network. ...Read more

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What are the differences between arteries and veins?

What are the differences between arteries and veins?

High vs low pressure: Arteries take blood from the heart to the tissues of the body under high pressure. Veins take blood from the tissues back to the heart under much lower pressure. Arteries are thicker and have muscle in the walls, veins are thinner. ...Read more

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For what length of time do veins and arteries take to heal?

Depends: This depends on what caused the injury. If it is related to a surgery, then it could take a few weeks for the pain to subside. I hope this helps. ...Read more

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Can you tell me exactly where are your main veins and arteries?

Can you tell me exactly where are your main veins and arteries?

Deep in your body.: The main vein and arteries lie deep in your body usually under the muscles or within the abdominal and chest cavity. Any anatomy book will show you where they are located. The key is deep not superficial location. Examples include aorta, iliac, femoral, popliteal and tibial arteries and corresponding vena cava, iliac, femoral, popliteal and tibial veins. ...Read more

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Can you enumerate at least 5 major arteries and 5 major veins.?

Can you enumerate at least 5 major arteries and 5 major veins.?

See below: Arteries: aorta, carotid, iliac, femoral, subclavian
veins: inferior vena cava, superior vena cava, jugular, femoral, popliteal ...Read more

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I was wondering what are the main difference between the artery and the vein?

I was wondering what are the main difference between the artery and the vein?

Structure and action: Arteries have thicker, muscular walls. They carry oxygen and nutrients out to the body so it can be used. Veins are thin walled, elastic vessels that carry 'used' blood (less oxygen and waste products of metabolism) back to the body and heart. ...Read more

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How long does it take the body to make a new vein or artery around a blocked one?

How long does it take the body to make a new vein or artery around a blocked one?

Not the way: In most parts of the body, there are redundant elements of the blood supply, so that if one vessel is blocked, the others already present take over. New vessels are not grown to jump over the blockage. This is not true for the brain and back of the eye where blocked vessels create permanent damage as collateral vessel are not present in these tissues. ...Read more

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If you draw back in an artery is it easily to know it was an artery instead of a vein? Can the effects from doing so be settle to barely any?

If you draw back in an artery is it easily to know it was an artery instead of a vein? Can the effects from doing so be settle to barely any?

Bright vs dark: Arterial blood is bright red due to oxygen. Venous blood is dull dark red due to lack of oxygen. Could do an internet search for images showing the difference. ...Read more

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What is a artery, what is a vein and, what is a capillary?

What is a artery, what is a vein and, what is a capillary?

Blood vessels: Dr. Dugan is right. In a nutshell, arteries carry blood from the heart to the body. Veins carry blood from the body back to the heart. Capillaries connect arteries and veins. ...Read more

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Is it possible to have twitching of the veins or arteries?

Is it possible to have twitching of the veins or arteries?

No: Arteries and veins don't twitch. Muscles twitch, but not blood vessels, ...Read more

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Why is it that artery aneurysms are worse than vein aneurysms?

Why is it that artery aneurysms are worse than vein aneurysms?

Grow faster: Arterial aneurysms grow faster because they are subjected to higher pressures. They also are more prone to rupture and will bleed faster and longer. ...Read more

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What are the functions of coronary arteries and veins?

What are the functions of coronary arteries and veins?

Heart blood flow: Coronary arteries bring oxygenated blood to the heart. Coronary veins returned that same blood to the venous circulation. Both types of vessels sit on the surface of the heart. ...Read more

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What are the functions of the coronary arteries and veins?

What are the functions of the coronary arteries and veins?

Coronary: Coronary arteries supply oxygenated blood to the heart while the veins drain deoxygenated blood away from the heart. ...Read more

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If you damaged a vein or artery supplying blood to your penis would you feel it?

Yes: There would be sudden and significant pain and swelling. Trust me, it would get your attention. Ps: arteries supply blood, veins take it away. ...Read more

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Why is pulmonary artery called an artery not a vein?

Artery vs vein: Arteries take blood away from the heart (right ventricle in this case) and veins return blood to the heart (pulmonary veins drain into the left atrium). ...Read more

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Arteries clog. Why do they never treat clogged veins?

Many veins present: Arterial blockage causes lack of flow, resulting in pain, claudication (tightening of muscle like a cramp) even death of tissue. Opening of the blockage allows resolution of symptoms. Venous blockage results in local pain, redness, swelling over the superficial vein involved. Deep venous thrombosis requires anticoagulation. Many other veins take over the function. ...Read more

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Why does arteriosclerosis takes place in the artery not vein?

Why does arteriosclerosis takes place in the artery not vein?

Arteriosclerosis: We believe it happens because of the higher wall stress in arteries compared to veins. ...Read more

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How can I distinguish between arteries, veins and nerves in a cadaver?

How can I distinguish between arteries, veins and nerves in a cadaver?

Look closely: Arteries and veins tend to run together except in lung, liver and brain, and arteries have thicker walls than the corresponding veins. Nerves are less elastic and don't have have the hole down the middle. ...Read more

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Could you tell me what is the name of the vein and artery that faces opposite of the rest?

Pulmonary: Veins carry deoxygenated blood back to the heart and arteries carry oxygenated blood away from the heart and towards the organs. Pulmonary arteries carry deoxygenated (venous) blood to the lungs and pulmonary veins carry oxygenated (arterial) blood out of the lungs. ...Read more

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For intravascular medication administration, does it matter if it goes into the vein or the artery?

For intravascular medication administration, does it matter if it goes into the vein or the artery?

Yes.: There are very few medications that are given intra arterially and those few that are need to be monitored very closely. Most intravascular medications are given intravenously. If an intravenous medication is given through the artery this can be disastrous leading to loss of limb, stroke or even death. ...Read more

Dr. Ted King
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Veins (Definition)

Veins are thin walled vessels that carry deoxygenated blood ...Read more