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Is it possible for a carotid surgery to cause a stroke?

Is it possible for a carotid surgery to cause a stroke?

Yes: The most common side effect but should happen no more then 2% of the time. My stoke rate is <0.5%. ...Read more

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Is it possible for a carotid ultrasound to cause a stroke?

Is it possible for a carotid ultrasound to cause a stroke?

Rare: Without question, this complication can occur but is exceedingly rare. It's important to have such studies at a center with extensive experience in ultrasound technique. ...Read more

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Is it possible for a CT angiogram to cause a stroke?

Is it possible for a CT angiogram to cause a stroke?

No: No. Ct angiograms do not cause strokes. Ct angiograms of the head are used to diagnose stokes and ct angiograms of the head/neck and chest can help diagnose the cause of strokes. There is risk of radiation exposure and contrast toxicity (can impair kidney function). ...Read more

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Is it possible for AAA repair to cause a hemopericardium?

Is it possible for AAA repair to cause a hemopericardium?

Hemopericardium?: In an open "surgical " repair central lines may be placed and the wires used to put them in may cause trouble like that. In many many repairs I have never heard of such an occurrence though. ...Read more

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Is it possible to get treatment for a brain hemorrhage?

Is it possible to get treatment for a brain hemorrhage?

Absolutely : It depends on type of hemorrhage and size and the effects to the patient. ...Read more

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Is it possible for a stent to cause diseased legs?

Is it possible for a stent to cause diseased legs?

Not really: Once a stent is placed to treat a narrowing in a vessel, a reaction causing overgrowth of the vessel sometimes forms, which can cause the vessel to narrow again. This is called intimal hyperplasia. Smoking can cause this to happen faster. Notify your doctor if symptoms come back. ...Read more

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Is it possible for a migraine to cause a seizure?

Is it possible for a migraine to cause a seizure?

Not usually: But there is a relationship with migraine and epilepsy, and i would suppose that if a patient had a lot of vomiting and became dehydrated that this could trigger a seizure in the susceptible individual. ...Read more

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Is it possible to be blind after a stroke?

Is it possible to be blind after a stroke?

Yes: One can lose vision if the ophthalmic artery is blocked. A stroke could affect the occipital cortex, and indirectly cause unilateral blindness due to a "cortical blindness syndrome". ...Read more

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Is it possible for a teenager to have blocked arteries?

Is it possible for a teenager to have blocked arteries?

Very rare: The vast majority of teenagers will not have blocked arteries. Rarely, heavy smokers develop buerger's disease, or thromboangiitis obliterans, a rare disease in which blood vessels swell and become blocked with blood clots. It usually affects men and women ages 20 to 40, but it is possible in teenagers! don't smoke! ...Read more

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How common is it or rare to have a stroke during surgery?

How common is it or rare to have a stroke during surgery?

It is rare: Unless it is cardiac surgery on cardiopulmonary bypass. If you have peripheral vascular disease or audible bruit of your carotid artery, you should get a duplex ultrasound to assess possibility of a plaque. If you don't have this, chances of a stroke during surgery and general anesthesia is low. ...Read more

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How common is it for someone to need a neck cta?

How common is it for someone to need a neck cta?

CTA of the neck: Cta of the neck is usually done to evaluate arteries in the the neck. Usually the carotid or vertebral arteries. Most common reason is to evaluate narrowing in there arteries. ...Read more

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Is it possible for a septoplasty to fail? Is it possible that a septoplasty could be performed only to have the patient still complain of breathing issues? .

Is it possible for a septoplasty to fail? Is it possible that a septoplasty could be performed only to have the patient still complain of breathing issues?

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It : It is possible for a septoplasty to fail. Reasons for a true failure include failure of total correction of a deviated septum, failure to remove the bony part of the septum, failure to address inflamed turbinates, which are bony protrusions in the nose, covered by mucosa that can inflame and swell, and residual swelling from allergies or sinusitis. Early after surgery, difficulty breathing may be simply due to crusting or clots. Gentle cleansing with salt water or a netti pot may be helpful, but first check with your surgeon. If your symptoms persist 4-6 weeks after surgery, it's time to evaluate the other issues. ...Read more

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Is it possible for you to get a heart attack or stroke from blocked veins?

Is it possible for you to get a heart attack or stroke from blocked veins?

Yes, can happen: The venous sinuses within the brain circulation can be the issue in some strokes, and heart problems could be caused by venous obstruction with secondary emboli. This is complex with many varying mechanisms. The mayo clinic, and johns hopkins websites provide more detail. ...Read more

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Is it possible that a 'bruit' be detected in the neck arterey cause a stroke?

Is it possible that a 'bruit' be detected in the neck arterey cause a stroke?

Yes, can happen: If the bruit is secondary to carotid stenosis, there is a very high risk of stroke, and this needs to be addressed without delay. ...Read more

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Is it possible for someone to have GERD as a result of a heart problem or it is something completelly unrelated?

Is  it possible for someone to have GERD as a result of a heart problem or it is something completelly unrelated?

Unrelated: Heart problems usually do not lead to GERD. The two are separate entities. The only thing they share is the fact that their clinical symptoms (discomfort, pain) may be similar and hard to tell apart without additional testing. ...Read more

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Is it possible for a teen to develop a heart disease?

Is it possible for a teen to develop a heart disease?

Yes: Heart disease is vague term . Most of the time it congenital defects or valvular heart dz. Rare to have atherosclerosis. The adolesents that have CAD are usually brittle type 1 diabetics or have familial hyper cholesterolemia with cholesterol levels that are extremely high. ...Read more

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Is it possible for the brain to swell even after recovery from a stroke?

Is it possible for the brain to swell even after recovery from a stroke?

No: The brain swelling associated with a stroke typically maximizes within 24-36 hrs, and gradually diminishes over the next several days. ...Read more

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Is it necessary to see a doctor for a finger dislocation? How is a dislocation defined? It has to be far out of position?

Is it necessary to see a doctor for a finger dislocation? How is a dislocation defined? It has to be far out of position?

Yes : See a doctor. What might appear to be a simple dislocation might be a complex injury, such as a fracture dislocation. See a doctor for x-ray and examination. A dislocation means the joint is completely out. A patial dislocation is referred to as subluxation. ...Read more

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