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Is An Enlarged Aorta Considered To Be A Heart Or Vessel Disorder
Both: The aorta is the largest artery in the body and it is connected to the heart. Problems that affect the aorta also can cause problems for the heart, and sometimes vice versa. Disease of the aorta is a vessel disease that can lead to heart disease or be associated with heart disease. ...Read more
16 month son had heart surgery for coarctation aorta.He also has bicuspid valve, 2 pulm veins into 1 on one side anat. Still has 1-2 murmur - usual ?
In an article in the american heart and stroke association enlarged perivascular spaces on MRI are a feature of cerebral small vessel disease. True?
Not necessarily: Generally, when one speaks about enlarged perivascular spaces, that is just what it is. A larger space around the vessels as they travel in the arachnoid space in the brain. These are often called virchow robin spaces and are normal variant. Sometimes, small vessel disease can lead to microinfarcts that lead to atrophy.This loss of volume can lead to the appearance of larger perivascular spaces. ...Read more
Vessel problem: Cholesterol lines up on your artery wall builiding up slowly over time. Hard cholesterol forms plaques and eventually if it gets to be too much, the vessel narrows and you have a stroke or heart attack. Soft plaque can break off and clog off a narrowing causing the same problems. Eating well, exercising, medications and supplements can help. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
U r reading too much: You read technical phrases on an echocardiogram that by itself and without a clinical context has very little meaning. Discuss the whole report with the person who ordered it and DO NOT waste time, energy and anxiety reading technical jargon that may not mean much. ...Read more
Please tell me what does "the heart is enlarged in transverse diameter with unfolding thoracic aorta" mean?
I have been diagnosis recently with small vessel disease of the heart along with big vessel disease . My cornary flow reserve numbers were 1.1 what is norma?
Flow reserve: The 1.1 number indicates that the maximal flow in your coronary measurement was very little more than resting flow. As the number is max/resting each lab develops its own norms but about 3 would be normal in many labs. ...Read more
Risk high: This findings suggest HTN and atherosclerosis .This can lead to aneurysms of aorta dissection and not to mention heart attack frm other risk factors like diabetes , high cholesterol and hypertension please be under doctors care for follow up and aorta measurements by echo/ cat scan. ...Read more
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