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Is It Possible To Save A Man Who Is Having Ruptured Aortic Aneurysm
"Aneurysm" has scary implications for many people. It just means an enlargement of an artery. The problem is that when arteries (including the aorta) get too large, their walls become weak and prone to tear (dissection) or rupture. If this happens in the aorta it can be a catastrophe. Management of aortic aneurysms depends on where it is, how big, whether it's growing, ...Read more
I'm 29 years old and have a 1.9cm splenic artery annyurism. I will be undergoing a arteriogram to repair it. What are the risks? How is recovery?
Sure: Life expectancy depends on numerous factors, overall strength and health, mental capabilities, history of heart or lung disease, obesity, diabetes, hypertension, physical activity, lack of cigarette smoking, etc. An abdominal aortic aneurysm may be small, stable and not enlarging and then not affect a person's like expectancy. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Why is it that if a dialysis patient has a ruptured fistula and is haemorrhaging, you shouldn't place a torniquet proximal to the haemorrhage?
Direct pressure: Hold direct pressure over the leak try to control without clotting the entire fistula or graft, so that it may be salvaged. Tourniquet may stop the bleeding if high enough pressure but may clot the fistula and require more extensive repair. Call 911 and get help and transport. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Yes: It depends mainly on the degree of injury. Some minor spleen injuries or fractures do heal without surgery, especially in children. Deeper or more extensive spleen injures may not heal without surgery though. Also if excess bleeding occurs requiring too many blood transfusions, then surgery may also be necessary. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
My sister has just had a a tear in a carotid artery while having an angiogram. How serious is this, how is it repaired?
Yes: With the exception of deep abdominal massage or forceful back massage when the person is lying on his stomach. In general, we advise patients with abdominal aneurysms control blood pressure, refrain from smoking, and stay away from activities that increase intraabdominal pressure (like sit-ups or crunches or heavy lifting). ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Is it possible for a tubal pregnancy to reach 6 months or the mother would have died already from a rupture ?
Very rare: A tubal pregnancy almost never makes it to 6 months. There have been a few cases of pregnancies outside of the uterus surviving to term but this is very very rare. When it happens it is written up in a medical journal: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3158531/ Best wishes! ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Depends: Stents within stents are not uncommon, but risk is more often related to technical issues of placement and location. Skilled and experienced operators can perform these interventions safely, but each situation is different and one must ask the doctor to determine and explain the risk. ...Read more
Can you be born with a brain aneurysm even if there is no recent history ruptured aneurysms in family? What causes it in a 20 year old?
Aneurysms congenital: Brain aneurysms are thought to be congenital and vast majority of them occur without any familial tendencies. However, some families do show multiple family members with aneurysms. Aneurysms are likely weak spot in the artery and grow slowly over years. It is unlikely to show up by 20 but it can. ...Read more
AAA: When aortic aneurysms affect a female in your family you have an increased likelihood for AAA. You can diminish your risk as opposed to increasing your risk by never smoking and controlling your blood pressure. You are too young for AAA screening by ultrasound. If other relatives have AAA get screened in the future as your physician recommends. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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