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20 months ago coiled aneurysm. I am worried about electrodes being placed on my head for retina angiogram test incase it affects my platinum coils. ?

20 months ago coiled aneurysm. I am worried about electrodes being placed on my head for retina angiogram test incase it affects my platinum coils. ?

No effect: I am guessing you are being tested for retinal function. This will involve flashing lights and electrodes to pick up the signal. An alternative test is for nerve transmission with flashing lights and electrodes on the back of the head. Neither of these tests will interact with your platinum coils. Enjoy the flashing lights. ...Read more

Dr. Shadi Abu Halimah
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Aneurysm (Definition)

An aneurysm is an abnormally dilated blood vessel, usually defined as a diameter 2x normal or larger. As weakened vessels get larger, there is risk of potential ...Read more


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A year ago 11x0.9 CM aneurysm, now results say 10x13x7 mm did it shrink? I'm really confused...

A year ago 11x0.9 CM aneurysm, now results say 10x13x7 mm did it shrink? I'm really confused...

I am too.: Are you sure of the units you are using? Don't know any physician that would allow someone out of their sight, let alone office with an aneurysm with even one dimension being 11centimeters. Please check you units and dimensions and re-post. ...Read more

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What to do if I'm 31 and I just found out that I have an aneurysm on my aorta. What to do if I'm very scared. does anyone have any info that they can share with me?

What to do if I'm 31 and I just found out that I have an aneurysm on my aorta. What to do if I'm very scared. does anyone have any info that they can share with me?

Depends: What part of your aorta? What size? Do you have Marfan's, Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome, annulo-aortic ectasia, or family hx of aortic aneurysm or sudden or unexpected death? ...Read more

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What is aneurysm?

What is aneurysm?

Aneurysm: Aneurysm is abnormal dilation of an artery: some say 1.5x normal size while others say twice or more the size of the native artery represents aneurysmal dilation. True aneurysm contains all the layers of the arterial wall while false aneurysm may have any or all components of the wall missing. ...Read more

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Would an ABI detect an aneurysm?

Would an ABI detect an aneurysm?

No: the ABI it self is simply a pressure ratio of your blood vessel flow. You may or may not have blockage with an aneurysm. The more appropriate test to evaluate for aneurysm is a duplex of the pertinent location. ...Read more

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What is a thrombosed aneurysm?

What is a thrombosed aneurysm?

A CLOTTED BULGE: An aneurysm is a swollen, bulging area in a vessel. They can occur due to hardening of the arteries, trauma, infection, or congenital development. A thrombosed aneurysm is one that has become filled with clotted blood or debris. I hope this satisfies your needs. Good luck. ...Read more

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Can an aneurysm lead to stroke?

Can an aneurysm lead to stroke?

Yes: A ruptured aneurysm produces a subarachnoid hemorrhage, which can create local vasospasm and decreased blood flow to areas of brain and resultant stroke. ...Read more

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Is aneurysm the same as a stroke?

Is aneurysm the same as a stroke?

Aneurysm/Stroke: Aneurysm results from weakening of wall of artery resulting in expansion of wall. Stroke results from blockage of artery or rupture of artery, causing lack of blood supply to area of brain & death of brain cells. ...Read more

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Is steam room safe for aorta aneurysm?

Is steam room safe for aorta aneurysm?

Aortic Aneurysm: The exact recommendations depend upon the size of the aneurysm, but i would be safe to say that you should not go into a steam room with an aortic aneurysm. ...Read more

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How do you get screened for aneurysms?

How do you get  screened for aneurysms?

Ultrasound: Although ct will provide the best detail if an aortic aneurysm needs to be repaired, an ultrasound will show if you have a significant aortic aneurysm without the radiation exposure. Other types of aneurysms brain, visceral arteries are best seen with ct scanning. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of a chest aneurysm?

What are the symptoms of a chest aneurysm?

May be none: As expands may give chest wall discomfort. With internal tear, will cause lightening like pain. Can embolize thrombus rarely. May be found on x-ray, ct scan, MRI etc and be unsuspected. ...Read more

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Are venous aneurysms dangerous? Superficial

Venous aneurysm: it could be a problem the bigger question is the correct diagnosis is it a true venous aneurysm which not that common or is it a venous malformation should be evalauted especailly if it is enlarging ...Read more

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How does surgery to repair an aneurysm work?

How does surgery to repair an aneurysm work?

Very well!: Location size risk factors are all important items but open surgery replaces the aneurysm with a dacron or other type of graft sewn in place endovascular places a graft inside the aneurysm and deflates it. ...Read more

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What would cause an aneurysm to get infected?

What would cause an aneurysm to get infected?

Germs in blood strea: There are transient germs in our system all the time. Dental, other gastrointestinal, trauma, cardiac or superficial infections can all give bacteremia( germs in blood stream) also some aneurysms or pseudoaneuryms can erode into GI tract or perforate. ...Read more

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What is the cause of aneurysm and can it be fatal?

Many Causes: There are many types of aneurysms. Most publicized are aortic aneurysms and cerebral or brain aneurysms; however, they can occur in just about any artery. They are a weakening of the wall of the artery, causing the it to bulge out. They can be due to injury or infection, but most simply form spontaneously without warning. Depending on location, rupture can be fatal. Smoking is a risk factor. ...Read more

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Retina (Definition)

That lines the inner eyeball that turns light into chemical/electrical signals interpreted by brain which we ...Read more