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Ultrasound shows ulnar artery responsible for profusion in the hand. What is profusion of the hand.

Ultrasound shows ulnar artery responsible for profusion in the hand. What is profusion of the hand.

Perfusion?: Is it possible there's a typographical error here, and you might have exchanged "profusion" for "perfusion"? Perfusion means the flow of blood through an organ in order to allow gas exchange. Along with the radial artery, the ulnar artery delivers oxygenated blood to the hand -- or, "perfuses" it. ...Read more

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Artery (Definition)

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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Ulnar artery shows peak velocity at 30 m/s proximally & 20 m/s @ the level of wrist & is responsible for profusion in hand. What does this mean?

Ulnar artery shows peak velocity at 30 m/s proximally & 20 m/s @ the level of wrist & is responsible for profusion in hand. What does this mean?

Results at dx office: You had a doppler study at your doctors office. You may have had a nerve conduction study as well. Make sure whenever you have a study you review the results with the doctor. In this case a vascular surgeon may have the lab and will review as to whether there is trip basic flow and compare the results to normals. ...Read more

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If doppler arterial ultrasound says ulnar artery is supplying flow and collateral flow is good. What is embolism with branch occlusion.

If doppler arterial ultrasound says ulnar artery is supplying flow and collateral flow is good. What is embolism with branch occlusion.

I will try again: There are several cause of arterial occlusions.
There are degrees of arterial blockage.
If a clot moves- embolize s it can obstruct multiple vessels and branches causing more tissue to be under circulated-ischemic.
The remaining question is why the radial clotted: embolus, trauma, needle sticks, thoracic outlet and aneurysm.
Need exam. Doppler helps define the location but not the cause. ...Read more

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Have chronic radial artery occlusion. Having pain. When is coronary bypass done. Good flow in ulnar artery. Advice.

Have chronic radial artery occlusion. Having pain. When is coronary bypass done. Good flow in ulnar artery. Advice.

When needed: Having occlude radial artery no major problem ulnar art is there as for pain is it chest pain? Then u should be w/u for that with ur cardiologist with stress test or other, there are other options other than ur radial art for bypass ima r or l saph vein r or l but neede to c ur dr for DX and rec"s. ...Read more

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Radial artery occlusion. Middle finger is bent and won't straighten. What is cause. How do u know if ulnar artery is open?

Radial artery occlusion. Middle finger is bent and won't straighten. What is cause. How do u know if ulnar artery is open?

Tendon issue.: Ulnar artery is on the wrist, by the tendons, on the side opposite from the thumb. Finger motion is controlled by tendons, and working joints. Not by arteries. ...Read more

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I have an occluded rt ulnar artery, since 10/1. Would this cause pain in my wrist, thumb, hand? Achy, burning, with shooting pain. Started after.

Possibly: The radial artery is one of two arteries that supply blood to the hand/wrist/and thumb, in addition to collateral arteries. That is why it is less likely to be due to the arterial occlusion. Achy, burning, shooting pain sounds more like a nerve compression such as carpal tunnel syndrome. Ischemic pain is usually different although could have some similar attributes to what you describe. ...Read more

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See Vein opposite Radial Artery pulsing bulging in time with heart is this Ulnar Artery? Not seen so pronounced in Opposite inner wrist, normal?

See Vein opposite Radial Artery pulsing bulging in time with heart is this Ulnar Artery? Not seen so pronounced in Opposite inner wrist, normal?

Pulsation: The vein most likely is touching the radial artery and moves as the artery pulsates. If this pulsation is much more noticeable than the pulsation of the left radial artery, I would check the blood pressure in both arms to see if there is a significant difference and to see if there is abnormally high bp in the right arm. A vascular surgeon could also check for an aneurysm of the right radial arter ...Read more

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Have chronic thrombosis of radial artery. Ulnar artery is supplying flow to hand. But I am still having pain. Can any treatment be done or m I screwe?

Almost always option: Please get a consult to a vascular surgeon for discussion of options.

Generally the body compensates in cases of chronic ischemia, recruiting and enlarging blood vessels to try to increase blood flow.

There may also be interventional or surgical options to consider. ...Read more

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Ultrasound shows features of chronic total radial artery occlusion with collateral flow in ulnar artery. Can this affect pregnancy.

Ultrasound shows features of chronic total radial artery occlusion with collateral flow in ulnar artery. Can this affect pregnancy.

Not likely BUT...: If the radial artery occlusion is an isolated finding, perhaps from an old injury, then there should be no risk to the pregnancy. However, if you are, or were, a very heavy cigarette smoker and especially if you are diabetic then your radial artery problem could be a symptom of a more general vascular pathology which could have a negative impact on your pregnancy. ...Read more

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Radial artery occlusion. Ultrasound radiologist says ulnar artery i'd providing good flow. He says pain may be due yo nerve damage. What is treatment.

Radial artery occlusion. Ultrasound radiologist says ulnar artery i'd providing good flow. He says pain may be due yo nerve damage. What is treatment.

I'd: See an "ortho hand" specialist. He/she can help determine whether the blocked artery is even causing the pain. You might need an EMG or other testing of the hand/wrist to help sort things out. ...Read more

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I underwent Celiac artery aneurysm embolization by coil occlusion. It was successful but can I suffer complications later? I'm 44 and concerned

I underwent Celiac artery aneurysm embolization by coil occlusion. It was successful but can I suffer complications later? I'm 44 and concerned

Isolated celiac: artery aneurysm is a rare condition. You should be happy that embolization was successful. I don't think you will suffer any remote complications from the procedure itself. Major concern would be development of any other aneurysms in other parts of your body, such as brain or any genetic defect. It seems unlikely that this celiac artery aneurysm was caused by atherosclerosis. ...Read more

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Symptoms of narrowed arteries in chest or chest aneurysm, what to do?

Symptoms of narrowed arteries in chest or chest aneurysm, what to do?

Need specifics: Symptoms of narrowed arteries in the heart is angina or chest pain. Aneurysm causes symptoms depending on the size. Medical or surgical treatment depending on the severity. Consult doctor. ...Read more

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How can I treat a radialis artery aneurysm?

How can I treat a radialis artery aneurysm?

Depends: Based on size and symptoms, treatment is either observation or intervention, which can be ligation or resection. Discuss your options with your doctor or a vascular surgeon. ...Read more

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What's it mean to have femoral artery aneurysm?

What's it mean to have femoral artery aneurysm?

Abnormal swelling: There are 2 basic types of femoral aneurysms- pseudoaneurysms- frequently caused by angiograms, and true aneurysms. Pseudoaneurysm treatment depends on the size, but should be assessed by a vascular surgeon. True aneurysms are treated depending on size, and have the risk of clotting off or tossing debris down the leg. They are also associated with a higher risk of aneurysms of the aorta. ...Read more

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What can be done for a splenic artery aneurysm?

Many treatments: Common in women who have delivered children. Usually asymptotic and incidentally discovered. Most experts agree that an aneurysm under 2cm in size is of low risk to rupture. However, it is important to characterize the "aneurysm" correctly and be evaluated by a vascular expert. Coil embolization, surgical ligation with splenectomy, or monitoring may be reasonable. Cta imaging would best. ...Read more

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9mm splenic artery aneurysm is something to worry about?

9mm splenic artery aneurysm is something to worry about?

Possibly: Most splenic artery aneurysms are not at any significant risk of rupture & bleeding until they reach around 20 mm so most vascular surgeons recommend following them annually until they reach that size, then repairing them at that time (most often with embolization or stenting rather than surgery). Occasionally an aneurysm will be symptomatic or grow fast & repair would be needed sooner than 20 mm. ...Read more

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Can you tell me about celiac artery aneurysms and repairs?

Depends: It depends on the size of aneurysm. .. Some can be treated medically however if it if it is large in size or unstable then either stenting or surgical procedures needed. ...Read more

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Is splenic artery aneurysm something we inherit from family?

Is splenic artery aneurysm something we inherit from family?

Probably: Aneurysms of the splenic artery are the 2nd-3rd most common intra-abdominal aneurysms, and most common visceral artery aneurysm. The most common associated risk factors are portal hypertension and multiple pregnancies. Incidence is 4x higher in females than males. ...Read more

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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