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What is mesenteric ischemia?

What is mesenteric ischemia?

Intestinal angina.: Mesenteric ischemia occurs when the blood supply to the intestine is insufficient to maintain it's normal function. When acute, it may lead to infarction of the intestine, which is life-threatening. When chronic, it may cause a nagging intense pain after eating, analogous to angina. ...Read more

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Mesentery (Definition)

1. A double layer of peritoneum attached to the abdominal wall and enclosing in its fold certain organs of the abdominal viscera. 2. A fold of the peritoneum that connects the intestines to the dorsal abdominal wall, especially such a fold that envelops ...Read more


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Can chronic mesenteric ischemia cause pancreatic insuffiency?

Can chronic mesenteric ischemia cause pancreatic insuffiency?

No.: Chronic mesenteric ischemia (cmi) occurs because of poor blood flow to the intestines, classically needing 2 out of 3 blood vessels to the gut with a significant narrowing. The usual symptoms of cmi are abdominal pain after meals, unintended weight loss, and a "fear of eating." the pancreas has such a rich blood supply that poor blood flow to it is not usually a problem. ...Read more

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What causes mesenteric arterial thrombosis?

What causes mesenteric arterial thrombosis?

3 major factors: Condition of the artery (caliber, plaque, injury, inflammation...) viscosity of the blood (hydration, tobacco, blood element derangement...) and the force of the blood flow (stasis, poor heart functions...) are the main factors leading to mesentary arterial thrombosis. It can happen in association to an embolic event. ...Read more

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Define?accute anteroseptal myocardial infarction, atherosclerotic obstructive coronary artery disease, pulmonary edema, cardiogenic shock, hypokalemia

Define?accute anteroseptal myocardial infarction, atherosclerotic obstructive coronary artery disease, pulmonary edema, cardiogenic shock, hypokalemia

Here are some...: A 400-letter space is impossible to address many indicated subjects as questioned here. Why not type in the terms as keywords to search online? Thereby you surely gain a lot of pertinent information to feed your appetite of knowledge. Or you may just ask your doc who should be able to answer your questions to the point much easier. ...Read more

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What is the difference between acute mesenteric ischaemia & mesenteric vascular occlusion?

What is the difference between acute mesenteric ischaemia & mesenteric vascular occlusion?

Ischemia/occlusion: Ischemia is poor blood supply to the affected organ and occlusion is no blood supply. Both are serious and need immediate treatment. See a vascular surgeon immediately. All the best. ...Read more

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Is blockage of inferior mesenteric artery life threatening?

Is blockage of inferior mesenteric artery life threatening?

Possibly: The inferior mesenteric artery brings blood to the lower bowel. If it is partially blocked, this can cause abdominal pain. If it blocks completely, you might suffer death of bowel, which causes severe pain and is potentailly life-threatening. ...Read more

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Wwhat is peri -infarct ischemia?

Wwhat is peri -infarct ischemia?

Lack of blood flow.: "Ischemia" means a relative lack of blood flow (i.e., less blood flow than expected or less flow than noted on a prior scan). Peri-infarct means around the area of cell death (infarction). Upload the report & images on HealthTap Prime to discuss in more detail. But the basic gist is that around the area of death, there is an area of less blood flow than there should be. ...Read more

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Does ischemia or thrombosis cause myocardial infarction?

Does ischemia or thrombosis cause  myocardial infarction?

Ischemia vs MI: Cholesterol plaque develops in the heart arteries. Progressive narrowing - usually greater than 70% - can lead to lack of blood flow to the heart muscle during exercise or rest and causes angina or ischemia. Myocardial infarction is due to the rupture of a plaque which causes a blood clot to form (thrombosis) in the artery blocking blood flow to that area of the heart muscle which then dies. ...Read more

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What is anteroseptal wall ischemia?

What is anteroseptal wall ischemia?

Unhappy heart: The anterior, posterior or inferior all come together at the tip-apex. Septal and usually the -tip of the heart is not getting adequate coronary blood flow. Usually left anterior descending artery blockage. Septal is the inner wall of muscle between the ventricles. ...Read more

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What does coronary occlusion acute, arterio-sclerotic cardio vascular disease and acute myocardial infarction mean?

What does coronary occlusion acute, arterio-sclerotic cardio vascular disease and acute myocardial infarction mean?

the same thing: Arteriosclerotic cardiovascular disease means blockages in the coronary arteries. The manifestation of coronary artery blockage is a heart attack. When this happen suddenly, we say it is acute. ...Read more

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What's provocable ischemia?

Stress test: Stress tests with exercise or drugs are used to provoke ischemia, to uncover insufficient blood flow to the heart muscle. ...Read more

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Is cerebral ischemia reversible?

Is cerebral ischemia reversible?

Yes : Transient ischemic attack is cerebral ischemia that results in transient neurologic dysfunction without acute infarction. Symptoms last for minutes to 24 hr and is transient and therefore reversible. ...Read more

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How does coronary artery disease lead to myocardial ischemia?

How does coronary artery disease lead to myocardial ischemia?

By blocking the flow: 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 or blocked due to fat (cholesterol) deposits called "atherosclerotic plaque". This in turn reduces the amount of blood flow available causing "ischemia" (oxygen deprivation). ...Read more

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What is acute coronary syndrome myocardial infarction?

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What is acute coronary syndrome myocardial infarction?

Continuum: Both are a result of inadequate blood supply to the heart muscle. Acute coronary syndrome means that the imbalance is sufficient to cause symptoms that prompt aggressive intervention, but may not result in permanent heart damage; a myocardial infarction implies that overt heart damage has occurred, hence positive markers of tissue damage. ...Read more

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Coronary Angiography report concluded;"atherosclerotic coronary artery disease showing moderate proximal LAD mixed stenotic lesion 50%"what it means?

Coronary Angiography report concluded;"atherosclerotic coronary artery disease showing moderate proximal LAD mixed stenotic lesion 50%"what it means?

Test Result: I find it is best to discuss any test result with the physician who did the test or ordered the test. They can interpret it knowing all the clinical history involved and tell you exactly what is going on. ...Read more

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What is unspecified transient cerebral ischemia?

See below: Am not familiar with "unspecified", but transient cerebral ischemia means diminished blood flow to a part of the brain causing clinical symptoms. Since this can be the first sign of an impending stroke, this needs to be fully evaluated and medication started for prevention. See a neurologist and get this fully addressed. ...Read more

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What is transient cerebral ischemia?

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What is transient cerebral ischemia?

You mean a TIA: Transient ischemic attack (TIA) is often called a "mini-stroke, " and is considered a harbinger for a full-blown stroke. It can occur as a result of a narrowing in the carotid arteries. Unlike a stroke, TIA symptoms last anywhere from 15 minutes to 24 hours. Typically can present with blindness to one eye, paralysis, or slurred speech. You should see a vascular surgeon immediately. ...Read more

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Is mesenteric penniculitis deadly?

No: Mesenteric panniculitis is a nonspecific, benign inflammatory disease of the adipose tissue of the intestinal mesentery that can occur independently or in association with other disorders.Presentation ranges from an asymptomatic finding to one of pain or intestinal obstruction.Treatment with anti-inflammatory or immunosuppressive agents, or occasional surgery, is indicated for symptomatic patients ...Read more

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Ischemia (Definition)

Used to describe inadequate blood flow and oxygen delivery to an extremity,an organ ,or brain which ...Read more