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What is the meaning of embolectomy?

What is the meaning of embolectomy?

Removal of a clot: an embolus is something (usually clot) that originates somewhere else and gets lodged in a distant artery. ...Read more

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Angioplasty (Definition)

Angioplasty is vascular modification -- a vascular repair procedure ...Read more


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What is the meaning of embolectomy?

What is the meaning of embolectomy?

Removal of a clot: Removal of a thrombus ( clot) which has traveled from one location to another. An example of embolectomy would be removal of a leg artery thrombus that traveled from the heart. ...Read more

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What is the meaning of transient hypertension?

What is the meaning of transient hypertension?

Blood pressure : It is a high blood pressure event which resolves back to normotension, we all occassionally will have something that will cause it, like perhaps running into a grizzly bear on a hike..... If it happens a lot, chances are you need treatment for hypertension or anxiety. ...Read more

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What's the specific meaning of cardiomegaly atheromatous aorta?

What's the specific meaning of cardiomegaly atheromatous aorta?

Big heart : Cardiomegaly simply means a big heart. If found dictated on an x-ray report, it can be due to the x-ray technique and not an abnormality, per se. Atheromatous aorta means that there are cholesterol plaques seen in the aorta. Again, if read from a chest x-ray report, this typically means some calcified cholesterol deposits are present. ...Read more

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What is the meaning of "no hemodynamically significant valvular aortic stenosis"?

What is the meaning of "no hemodynamically significant valvular aortic stenosis"?

No problem: It means that there is probably some thickening of the valve or very early narrowing of the valve but not enough to actually block blood flow. ...Read more

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What is the significance of coronary ischemia?

What is the significance of coronary ischemia?

Blood flow limited: It means that the heart muscle is not getting enough blood flow to meet its metabolic demands to carry out the required activities. This usually connotes a narrowing ("blockage") in one of the major coronary arteries that supplies heart muscle with blood, and hence oxygen. ...Read more

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What is the significance of bilateral coronary artery fistulas?

What is the significance of bilateral coronary artery fistulas?

Variable significanc: It depends on how large the fistulas are. A small coronary fistula can be without major effect. However, I have seen large coronary fistulas that require surgical or catheter repair. I suppose "bilateral" means both left and right coronary arteries have connections to either a coronary vein / atrium or other venous structure. ...Read more

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What is the meaning of pseudo claudication?

What is the meaning of pseudo claudication?

See below: Painful leg cramps that are not caused by peripheral artery disease (true claudication) but rather by spinal, neurologic, or orthopedic disorders, such as spinal stenosis, diabetic neuropathy, or arthritis. ...Read more

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What is the meaning of "mid common carotid artery?"

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What is the meaning of "mid common carotid artery?"

Anatomy: Simply put it's the middle portion of the common carotid artery which originates generally from the aortic arch within the chest and runs in your neck on the way to the brain. The pulse most people feel in their neck is the distal common carotid artery, the last most portion of this vessel, before it splits. The mid portion cannot typically be felt because it would be behind the collar bone. ...Read more

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What is treatment of blockage of small branch of coronary artery?

What is treatment of blockage of small branch of coronary artery?

Medication: Most would treat disease of smaller branches with medications if there is symptoms. If not improved with meds, angioplasty could be considered. ...Read more

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What is the meaning of pelvicalyceal dilatation?

The calyces are: The prongs of the collection system in the kidney that come together to form the drainage tube (ureter). This means that system is enlarged (dilated). ...Read more

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Whats the clinical meaning of tachypnea?

Whats the clinical meaning of tachypnea?

Fast breathing rate: Tachypnea means you are breathing faster than normal which is 12 to 14 breaths per minute. ...Read more

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What are some of the consequences of coronary artery blockage?

What are some of the consequences of coronary artery blockage?

Chest pain: There may be no symptoms but if the blockage is severe enough, chest pain, especially on exertion, can occur. Also heart attack or even sudden death. Therefore, good to see your doctor and be advised of your risk factors and ways to prevent coronary artery blockage. ...Read more

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What is the meaning of bronchoscopic?

What is the meaning of bronchoscopic?

Procedure: Bronchoscopy is the procedure where a lung doctor looks into your airways with a camera. Bronchoscopic is anything that is done using that method - could be obtaining a culture or doing a biopsy ...Read more

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What is the meaning of bronchoscopic?

What is the meaning of bronchoscopic?

Procedure: Bronchoscopy is the procedure where a lung doctor looks into your airways with a camera. Bronchoscopic is anything that is done using that method - could be obtaining a culture or doing a biopsy ...Read more

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What is the meaning of bradycardia?

What is the meaning of bradycardia?

Bradycardia: Bradycardia is slow heart rate.....less than 60 beats a minute is bradycardia ...Read more

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What is the meaning of bradycardia?

What is the meaning of bradycardia?

Bradycardia: Bradycardia is slow heart rate.....less than 60 beats a minute is bradycardia ...Read more

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What is the meaning of diastolic pressure?

What is the meaning of diastolic pressure?

Pressure in artery: It is the pressure in your arteries when the heart is relaxed as opposed to the systolic pressure which is the pressure when the heart muscle contracts. ...Read more

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Whats the meaning of "st elevation myocardial infarction (stemi)"?

Whats the meaning of "st elevation myocardial infarction (stemi)"?

Severe Heart Attack: Heart attacks - the lay term for myocardial infarction - comes in two levels of severity..Non-st-elevation (nstemi) and st-elevation (stemi) which refer to changes on an ekg and broadly reflect if an arterial occlusion is total or subtotal. ...Read more