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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 a type of blood vessels. We can divide blood vessels into 2 categories. Arteries are high pressure vessels which deliver (red) oxygen + blood out into the body. Veins on the other hand or low pressure vessels which return (dark) oxygent - blood from the body ...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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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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Where can I find a list of arteries and veins to study?

Where can I find a list of arteries and veins to study?

Textbook or internet: Any textbook of anatomy would have most listed and diagrammed. ...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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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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Is there an artery or vein connected to the navel, as an adult? Would there be any health implications if this connection were to break? Thanks

Is there an artery or vein connected to the navel, as an adult? Would there be any health implications if this connection were to break? Thanks

Navel is a remnant : The navel is more like a scar or remnant of where the umbilical cord was attached. There are no vessel in it or attached to it as an adult so there is no risk of any vessels breaking. ...Read more

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Veins (Definition)

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


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