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Is inflamed temporal arteries life threatening?

Is inflamed temporal arteries life threatening?

Sight threatening: Temporal arteritis (aka giant cell arteritis) is an inflammatory condition of large and medium-sized arteries, including the arteries feeding the eye. Symptoms include headache, jaw pain, visual disturbances and others. If not treated promptly with steroids it can lead to blindness in one or both eyes. ...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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Is blockage of inferior mesenteric artery life threatening?

Is blockage of inferior mesenteric artery life threatening?

Possibly: The inferior mesenteric artery brings blood to the lower bowel. If it is partially blocked, this can cause abdominal pain. If it blocks completely, you might suffer death of bowel, which causes severe pain and is potentailly life-threatening. ...Read more

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Is a thrombus in carotid life threatening?

Is a thrombus in carotid life threatening?

Yes: Thrombus is clot. Most carotid disease is detected as plaque thickening the wall of the artery, and if severe can send small emboli (clots) to the brain causing a stroke or ministroke.The only frank carotid thrombosis I have seen was one day after endarterectomy, eating breakfast one minute, not talking the next. Prompt re-operation brought her back to full function, no deficits. ...Read more

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Is a thrombus in the carotid life threatening?

Is a thrombus in the carotid life threatening?

Yes it can: If the the thrombus is causing complete blockage of the carotid artery then you are safe , but if the thrombus is partially obstructing the lumen of the artery then the patient is at high risk of developing strokes. You must talk to your vascular surgeon. ...Read more

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Is peripheral arterial disease life threatening? Is it curable?

Is peripheral arterial disease life threatening? Is it curable?

Possibly: Although disease of the arteries of the legs is seldom life threatening untonitself, it is often a marker of more diffuse atherosclerotic disease including carotid disease and coronary heart disease. Therefore, strokes and heart attacks can manifest in many patients with pad. ...Read more

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Is peripheral arterial disease always life threatening?

Is peripheral arterial disease always life threatening?

Not always: PAD is typically not life threatening. Can cause pain when walking or pain at rest. However with severe pain and or ulcers and foot and toe discoloration this can be significant and progress the significant complications. ...Read more

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Is neck arthritus life threatening?

Is neck arthritus life threatening?

No: Can cause pain and stiffness. Can cause headaches and spasm. Can cause burning and numbness. Can even cause leg and arm problems. . If it is so severe can cause neurologic deficits. But it is not life threatening. ...Read more

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What is the life expectancy of clogged heart arteries?

What is the life expectancy of clogged heart arteries?

Depends on severity: & if there has been heart muscle damage affecting heart performance. Many people with proper care & medication can enjoy a normal life expectancy. Get a good cardiologist to help maximize those chances. ...Read more

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Is migraine risky or life threatening?

Is migraine risky or life threatening?

Not : Life threatening. Can be debilitating. See your doctor. Make sure it's a true migraine and get correct treatment ...Read more

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Is amenorrhea ever life threatening? Can amenorrhea ever indicate a life threatening condition or be life threatening in itself? .

Is amenorrhea ever life threatening? Can amenorrhea ever indicate a life threatening condition or be life threatening in itself?

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Not really: You should first find out the cause. Most of the known causes of amenorrhea are benign and not life threatening...Yet until you know the cause i can not answer this question fully well.Your gynecologist is the right person to address this question as it will require a detailed evaluation to determine the cause of amenorrhea.. ...Read more

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Calcium deposits in the brain be life threatening?

Calcium deposits in the brain be life threatening?

Brain sand: All adults have some calcium deposits in the brain. The most common locations are the pineal gland and the choroid plexus. Calcium deposits in the brain matter on both sides and symmetrical (basal ganglia) are fine but if there is a focal area on just one side, it should be further evaluated with an MRI. Common causes of asymmetric calcium deposits include old infections and even some tumors. ...Read more

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Is having blocked arteries a serious condition?

Is having blocked arteries a serious condition?

Depends where: A blocked artery can cause the death of the organ supplied by that artery, or a portion thereof. If the main artery of your heart is blocked, this is of course a serious condition that few survive if the blockages complete. If it is a small artery to a small portion of an unimportant organ, you may not even notice. Disease in one vessel usually means there is also disease in other vessels. ...Read more

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2013signifiant oclusive ateromatous disease al major cardiac vessels,2014 single vessel disease, how is this ?isn't single vessel a les severe problem

2013signifiant oclusive ateromatous disease al major cardiac vessels,2014 single vessel disease, how is this ?isn't single vessel a les severe problem

Devil in the details: What you need to know are the numbers. For instance, if you have 50% stenosis of all major vessels, you meet criterion 1 (above). ("significant" is a vague term). Imagine you develop acute coronary syndrome and angio shows 99% stenosis of 1 vessel. You now meet criterion #2 (above). In modern practice, "single vessel disease" means you don't usually need bypass surgery, but PCI with stent. ...Read more

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33yr male,small blue vein in oestophagus detected,what is the treatment for dis??is dis life threatening

33yr male,small blue vein in oestophagus detected,what is the treatment for dis??is dis life threatening

Need more info: Is it detected via endoscopy? Are you having pain or vomiting blood? Avoid alcohol, caffeine, tobacco, irritating foods like spicy pepper and raw onion, etc. Get checked for liver problems. It is not life threatening unless you don't change your habits and you get more. If it is just there in an isolated case and found incidentally, monitor for black and stool, signs of bleeding. ...Read more

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What's mean mild coronary artery disease involving the left anterior descending and the right coronary artery? It's something to worry? Heart attack?

What's mean mild coronary artery disease involving the left anterior descending and the right coronary artery?  It's something to worry? Heart attack?

MDs visual judgement: I would be quite wary of the assessment, likely based on a coronary angiogram. Get a copy of all the images, on a cdrom from hospital, &closely examine yourself. Do not settle for someone else's interpretation, its not their body/heart. Any narrowing (stenosis) means advanced atherosclerosis with previous plaque ruptures; clots which have fibrosed/not-cleared; narrowed the opening of the artery. ...Read more

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At what point can an arrhythmia become life threatening?

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At what point can an arrhythmia become life threatening?

Too fast: Regardless of the origin of the arrhythmia, if the heart rate is too fast to be tolerated it can result in shock and degenerate into ventricular fibrillation and cardiac arrest. ...Read more