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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 moreSee 3 more doctor answers
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
What is the common immediate life threatening situation in arterial thrombosis and deep vein thrombosis?
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
Is amenorrhea ever life threatening? Can amenorrhea ever indicate a life threatening condition or be life threatening in itself?
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
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
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
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
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
Aortic atheromatosus: Read this: http://www.Ncbi.Nlm.Nih.Gov/pubmed/8634383.Get a more detailed answer ›
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Middle LAD & circumflex artery are 100% blocked. Blockages, while severe, short in length.Both arteries receive collateral. Can angioplasty/stent help?
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