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Is It Possible For A Carotid Surgery 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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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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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?
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Is it possible for someone to have GERD as a result of a heart problem or it is something completelly unrelated?
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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