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Doctor insights on: Symptoms Of Vasospasm

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What is vasospasm?? Are there symptoms?

What is vasospasm?? Are there symptoms?

Spasm of blood vesse: Vasospasm refers to a spams of a blood vessel (usually an artery) that causes disordered or interrupted blood flow. Sx could include throbbing pain, clotting, change in the color of skin (red, blue, white) and, if severe, loss of function of an organ (e.g., vasospasm of a cerebral artery leads to stroke). Hope you don't have this, but TTYD about your Sx. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/1128689 ...Read more

Vasospasm (Definition)

This is a sudden spasm (narrowing) ...Read more


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What exactly is a vasospasm?

Vessel Spasm: Vaso=vessel; spasm=sudden contraction. Vasospasm is a term used by cardiologists to describe a rare phenomenon where an artery suddenly spasms, or contracts, causing decreased blood flow to the organ/muscle it is supplying. In the heart, this can cause chest pain and in the worst cases, a heart attack. The causes of it are complex. ...Read more

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Are strokes or tias caused by vasospasms?

Are strokes or tias caused by vasospasms?

Rare but possible: Vasospasm in the brain occurs when blood and its breakdown products are present in the spinal fluid around blood vessels. The most common reason is rupture of brain aneurysm, but there are other conditions. Vasospasm causes the larger vessels (arteries, arterioles) to clamp down or contrict, thus reducing blood flow. This can cause strokes or tias. ...Read more

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What is a coronary vasospasm?

What is a coronary vasospasm?

Coronary Vasospasm..: Coronary artery vasospasm is smooth muscle constriction of the coronary artery. This can mimic coronary artery obstruction by plaque. Cocaine use can cause vasospasm. ...Read more

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Have you ever seen an acute stimulant overdose causing long-term vasospasm? Ive read about chronic use causing but not acute overdose. Any thoughts?

Have you ever seen an acute stimulant overdose causing long-term vasospasm? Ive read about chronic use causing but not acute overdose. Any thoughts?

Possible: All bodies are different. Although the use was acute perhaps the person has an underlying condition which has been provoked by the stimulant use. ...Read more

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Are there any medication, exept cocain that can induse coronary vasospasm?

Are there any medication, exept cocain that can induse coronary vasospasm?

Stimulants: Any drugs or medications that act as stimulants can induce vasoconstriction. Methamphetamine (illegal) or any of the prescription stimulants like ritalin (methylphenidate) can cause vasoconstriction. Doctors must be very careful not to use these medications in people at risk for coronary disease. ...Read more

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Risk for fetal injury related to reduced placental perfusion from vasospasm?

Risk for fetal injury related to reduced placental perfusion from vasospasm?

Could be: Anytime there is decreased blood flow to the placenta, the fetus will be under some stress, depending on the amount of decreased oxegen and nutrient delivery. ...Read more

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Just told i had vasospasm 3 days after brain surgery on unruptured aenurysym. 3 months ago.How will this affect my life in the future?Thanks.

Just told i had vasospasm 3 days after brain surgery on unruptured aenurysym. 3 months ago.How will this affect my life in the future?Thanks.

Wait and see: Vasospasm is clamping down of blood vessels after an aneurysm has bled. Typically causes problems 1-2 weeks after surgery. Rarely beyond 3 weeks. At 3 months unless u had a stroke u are fine. Also unruptured aneurysm surgery usually is not associated with vasospasm. ...Read more

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My dad has had a subarachnoid hemorrhage and now has vasospasm. What can he expect?

My dad has had a subarachnoid hemorrhage and now has vasospasm. What can he expect?

Vasospasm treatment: Treatment of vasopasm generally involves raising the blood pressure and increasing fluid given. He will be placed on medication to cause his blood pressure to increase to help perfuse the areas of the brain affected by the vasospasm. He may have periods where he is more alert and times when he is more sleepy. Generally ICU monitoring is required. ...Read more

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If I've ischemia from a vasospasm &constant chest pain, does that do permanent damage? Can all heart damage be seen?Does heart RECOVER from ischemia?

If I've ischemia from a vasospasm &constant chest pain, does that do permanent damage?  Can all heart damage be seen?Does heart RECOVER from ischemia?

Cardiologist.: Hopefully you're seeing a Cardiologist who has already answered your questions. If not, use HealthTap Prime to relay your concerns & get a referral. By definition, ischemia (if that is what it is) causes identifiable damage to organs; but you are too young to have ischemia. What is your diagnosis? The medical concept of "hibernating myocardium"- muscle that can be revived after ischemia- applies. ...Read more

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After clean MRI neurologist said I am having subangiograhic cerebral vasospasms.Hx of tia's. Can these increase risk for more tia's, treaments options?

After clean MRI neurologist said I am having subangiograhic cerebral vasospasms.Hx of tia's. Can these increase risk for more tia's, treaments options?

TIAs: There is increased risk for stroke in patients who have had a tia. Given your history of atrial fib & diabetes, there may be consideration to adjust your level of anticoagulation or add an anti-platelet med. If you smoke you should stop immediately. Any sort of Cocaine use would also be a really bad idea! ...Read more

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What are the conditions which cause vasospasm in occipital lobe of brain?

What are the conditions which cause vasospasm  in occipital lobe of brain?

SAH,Vasculitis: The conditions that cause vasospasm is subarachnoid hemorrhage, sometimes inflammation of the blood vessels such as vasculitis can cause vasospasm, there are obviously other causes too. ...Read more

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If high bp, what is risk for fetal injury from reduced placental perfusion secondary to vasospasm?

If high bp, what is risk for fetal injury from reduced placental perfusion secondary to vasospasm?

IUGR: Intrauterine growth retardation can be caused by decreased blood flow to the placenta. Asymmetric iugr has a better prognosis than symmetrical iugr, but every pregnacy is unique and you should discuss this with your ob. ...Read more