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My Brother Has Carotid Artery Dissection Is That Something Important
Yes: This is typically a self limited event that is triggered by hypertension or an injury to the neck. He should be followed by a vascular surgeon that will be able to guide him through the treatment options. He will likely only need ultrasound follow up for this along with blood pressure control. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Arteries are defined as blood vessels which carry blood away from the heart (to either the body or lungs). Arteries: higher pressure, thicker walls, stretch (pulse) with each heart contraction & deliver blood to the arterioles which control the flow to individual capillaries. Veins are blood vessels which carry blood from capillaries back to the heart (body to right heart; ...Read more
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Is it possible that atherectomy open a totally occluded leg artery or just a leg artery that has narrowed considerably?
100% Vs : If totally occluded (100% blocked) and it's chronic it can't be opened. If it's 99% blocked and a guide wire can be placed across the blockage, it may be possible to open the artery using angioplasty or atherectomy. If the vessel can't be approached or is too tortuous or peripheral intervention, it may be possible to bypass it with open surgery. ...Read more
My mother has severe blockage in her corroded artery, an aorta aneurysm and had afib with all this can she have a face lift done what are the risks?
Talk to: Neurologist first. Will help you decide if medical or surgical treatment needed. The neurologist knows who has good outcomes. As an interventional radiologist, i perform carotid stents several times a week and have very low stroke rate. Need someone with experience. See sirweb.Com for more info. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
My father is 80 years old. He has a carotid artery that a screening has shown to be 90% blocked. Should he consider surgery?
Benefits vs Risks: Generally any blockage greater than 70% or those with symptoms of carotid artery disease should be surgically repaired. However given your father's age any pre-existing medical problems should be taken into account prior to surgical intervention. A vascular surgeon and your father's primary physician can collaboratively decide if the benefits of surgery outweigh the risks. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
My dad is 78 has 2 blocked arteries and another that is 80 blocked his heart is working at 20%. What are his options?
Yes very important: Your brother will have progressive mental deterioration over the next 2-10 years depending on the stage of dementia. Visiting your brother routinely will help him with joy and pride but it will sadden on your heart because you have a very special connection with him. If you go to www.Alz.Org there are places where you can involve support group and chat with friends. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Yes: The common causes of stroke are narrowings in the carotid arteries, tiny clots arising from the heart or fragments of plaque from the aorta. Carotid artery blockages can often be treated with stents or with surgery, reducing the risk of major stroke in the ruture. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
My daughter has a heart conditions were her inferior vena cava & aorta is joined before entering the heart, is it possible for operation?
Yes: I think you are probably speaking of truncus arteriosus, but I am unclear by your description. Surgery is needed to close the VSD and to add another tube to act as the second artery. ...Read more
My child has been referred to a neurosurgeon due to a narrow carotid artery in the neck. Why is that?
Carotid artery: The carotid artery is one of the main suppliers of blood to the brain and narrowing within this vessel is a major cause of stroke in the us. Narrowing is often found in older adults and a result of atherosclerosis, but in children the cause is commonly fibromuscular dysplasia. Treatment depends on whether your child has had stroke-like symptoms. Vascular surgeons and neurosurgeons can treat fmd. ...Read more
Yes: You need to have your son checked to find out why and how did the blood gain access to the area around his heart. After heart surgery it is not uncommon to have some blood accumulate around the heart but under normal circumstances it is not. Other possibilities could include trauma, infection, rheumatic disease and malignancies among others. Have him checked. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
My daughter heart condition, she has a condition were her inferior vena cava and descending aorta is joined to a single tube entering the heart.
Need specifics: That's a very general description with commensurately wide implications. This could be myocarditis (muscle), pericarditis (heart sac), endocarditis (heart valves or tissue), and due to infections (viral or bacterial or more unusual organisms) or rheumatologic conditions or due to adverse medication effects. The point is that the exact diagnosis and cause are important to sort out importance. ...Read more
It could be: Different types of thyroid cancer-but generally divided into 2 group-well differentiated and undifferentiated. Papillary cancer is the most common type of thyroid cancer.Treatment is a surgery to remove thyroid and evaluation to the adjacent lymph nodes. Post surgery radioiodine therapy is given ( to the well diffif) if there is residual disease, +lymph nodes, spreading. Read more-www.Nccn.Com. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
In a recent exam my mom discovered that, she don't have the posterior cerebral artery. Is this normal?
There are 2.: Normally there are 2 posterior cerebral arteries. If one or both are missing it is abnormal. ...Read more
Tear or disruption between the three layers of the artery wall which start at one location and can extend , enlarge, forms clots with embolization or thrombose and occlude the artery, in rare cases it can rupture but not typically in the carotids . The major problem in ...Read more
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