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What does this mean Other Anomalies Of Pulmonary Artery And Pulmonary Circulation with collateral flow?

What does this mean Other Anomalies Of Pulmonary Artery And Pulmonary Circulation with collateral flow?

Partial description: That sounds like only part of a larger description? Anomalies usually refers to a congenital or birth defect. Collateral flow means blood is reaching its target tissue by alternate routes. Taken all together, my guess is: there is some congenital obstruction or diversion of blood from the right ventricle thru the lungs that, nonetheless, has found a way to get through. ...Read more

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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No pulse in my radial artery. Is this bad. Have total radial artery occlusion. What does this mean. What exercises can I do to restore circulation?

No pulse in my radial artery. Is this bad. Have total radial artery occlusion.  What does this mean.  What exercises can I do to restore circulation?

There are many : Reasons why it happens but the absence of a radial artery may affect your hand significantly or not at all. The anatomy of the arterial system of the wrist and hand has a wide variation. Some have a ulnar artery dependent system, others mixed, others radial dependent. For example: the radial artery is often harvested for coronary grafts, or used for a shunt for dialysis. So more important is why? ...Read more

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Can you naturally reverse atherosclerosis, poor circulation, peripheral artery disease?

Can you naturally reverse atherosclerosis, poor circulation, peripheral artery disease?

You can slow it down: We start to develop atherosclerosis in our 30's and generally it progresses as we age. People who have a family history of heart disease or stroke are more susceptible. You can slow down the progression of this disease by watching your cholesterol, keeping your blood pressure in check, attaining your ideal body weight and quitting smoking. Regular exercise, stress management and good eating helps! ...Read more

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Radial artery occlusion. How do u know if u have good vascular blood supply or circulation in fingers and hands. What tests determine this.

Radial artery occlusion. How do u know if u have good vascular blood supply or circulation in fingers and hands. What tests determine this.

Hand blood supply: The radial artery is generally dominant, but there is often good collateral through the ulnar artery. See: handchir mikrochir plast chir. 1997 sep;29(5):247-50. [arterial dominance of the hand]. [article in german] patsalis t, hoffmeister he, seboldt h. Source sektion handchirurgie, orthopädischen universitätsklinik essen. Abstract arterial dominance in the hand was studied in 164 hands using digi. ...Read more

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I am getting numbness in face and right arm at night is this due to poor circulation i also have pain in left carotid artery and weak heart?

I am getting numbness in face and right arm at night is this due to poor circulation i also have pain in left carotid artery and weak heart?

Concerning: A blockage in the left carotid area can cause numbness,tingling and paralysis of the right side of the body. A vascular surgeon is best qualified to deal with this serious issue and I feel that this should be evaluated urgently. I assume you are already taking daily aspirin and more treatment may be needed to avoid a stroke if there is significant blockage in that artery. ...Read more

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How can diabetes cause impaired blood circulation?

How can  diabetes cause impaired blood circulation?

Poor circulation: High glucose in the blood can cause damage to the arteries. Diabetes with high cholesterol and hypertension lead to higher incidents of heart attacks and strokes. Many diabetics have peripheral artery disease and get cramps in the calves. They heal poorly when there is an injury to the feet. The best thing to do is to have tight control of your blood sugar, see dr., quit smoking, exercise, diet. ...Read more

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What causes impaired circulation which in turn cause thinning of the retina(lattice degeneration) ?

What causes impaired circulation which in turn cause thinning of the retina(lattice degeneration) ?

Lattice Degeneration: Is not likely caused by impaired circulation. The cause is not known. It occurs frequently in very near-sighted people and may be a risk factor for retinal detachment. ...Read more

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Could impaired circulation cause constant lighthead? What to do?

Could impaired circulation cause constant lighthead? What to do?

Possible: Your physician must rule out several other things before investigating your circulation to the brain . In cases of carotid artery occlusion and narrowing on the the other side this may happen . Also severe narrowing of the vertebral artery with occluded or hypoplastic (small) other vertebral artery this may happen. ...Read more

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Circulation (Definition)

1.Movement to and fro or around something, esp. That of fluid in a closed system. 2.The continuous motion by which the blood travels through all parts of the body under the action of the heart. Compliments ...Read more