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Get a second opinion: Let's point out that this is a disorder of older adults, and unless you have a genetic tendency in your family, or you have a rather complex presentation, this is not such a straightforwards clinical diagnosis, and may need brain biopsy. Look further for your diagnostic confirmation. ...Read more
Cranial hypertension: Read this : http://en.Wikipedia.Org/wiki/idiopathic_intracranial_hypertension.Get a more detailed answer ›
Fatty buildups: In young, healthy individuals the inner lining of the blood vessels is clean and smooth. Overtime, for many reasons, the inner surface of the heart blood vessels (coronary arteries) may start becoming bumpy/lumpy due to fat (cholesterol) deposits called "atherosclerotic plaque". Focal means plaque localized to a short segment. Severe means it is probably narrowing the blood vessel by more than 70%. ...Read more
See below: An anomalous right coronary artery is one that is in a different location from its usual anatomic position. It can be different in two ways: 1) where it comes off of the aorta, 2) how it gets to the parts of the heart it is supposed to supply. This can be a benign condition that's nothing to worry about, but its important to followup with your doctor to check if the location of the artery is safe. ...Read more
39 yr old male weightlifter. Hypertension palps. Ekg says old antero septal infarct. Consider inferior ischemia. I don't believe it. No pain w exercise?
HTN after stenting.: Stenting of what? We cannot read minds here. 1. If renal artery these almost always fail to make BP better unless renin is high from blocked kidney. 2. If heart then may have just picked up BP because of more measurements. 3. If leg artery then prob not related to leg but maybe now have blocked artery to kidney. See 1 above ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Since we don't know: the results of the test it best to speak with your cardiologist to discuss. ...Read more
Congenital: I think you may be referring to a single coronary artery being present instead of the normal two. This is a rare congenital problem that may or may not have clinical implications depending on its anatomy. You should discuss it with your cardiologist. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Small vessel: The big coronary vessels divide and subdivide to form micro vessels which supply the muscles of the heart. Diseases like diabetes can cause atherosclerosis of those tiny vessels where our catheters and wires don't go and we can't balloon or stent it. Usually if you have micro vascular disease we just treat with medications which can help in dilating them. ...Read more
I found out from my echo results I have tricuspid valve insufficiency. But, my cardiologist says I'm fine. Ive read not to ignore it.What should I do?
Tricuspid insufficiency: We see minimal tricuspid insufficiency frequently. Usually it's no big deal. Ask your cardiologist for an explanation of your situation. ...Read more
Dr.Heard small murmur.Had tte doppler echo. Came back normal.Said it is innocent.Also went to cardiologist, who agreed its innocent.Good workup? Im 26.
I am suffering c.Trachomatis(recently diagnosed) since 17 yrs including aortic aneurysm and more.Am i curable?Does chronic c.Trach cause any aneurysm?
Difficult: You need to be seen and thoroughly evaluated by a good pcp and referred to appropriate specialists. Chlamydia does not produce aortic aneurysms and you do not say where in the aorta this is located, but if in the ascending aorta, syphilis must be considered. This may require surgery and outcomes are good. See someone soon and best wishes. ...Read more
Is coronary artery disease inevitable? My dad had a heart attack at 50. I don't smoke neither did he.
Diplopia: Doubling of vision can occur for many reasons. The most common is misalignment of the eyes which can be from trauma or damage to nerves leading to the eye muscles. Have you had an event from which one might predict you would get doubling of vision? You could ask about that in another question. ...Read more
Cud it explain why Cardio assumed heart was Hypokensis LV Mid Baslia,an when I question it as RV enlarged,they refused a LV MRA.I saidCardiac Amyloid?
Reason?: Cardiac amyloid is a rare disease. Do you have CHF? Atrial fibrillation? Stage II diastolic dysfunction on echo? Abnormal wall thickness? Diffuse low voltage on EKG? Family history of amyloidosis? If the answer is no, you have no indication for a cardiac MRI. There are many causes of RV enlargement addressed with echo and PFTs. Do stress myocardial perfusion imaging to assess hypokinesis. ...Read more