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Explain vascular endothelial growth factor?

Explain vascular endothelial growth factor?

Metastases are: A mystery, but there are clear events necessary. Establishing a blood supply that delivers nutrients and carts away metabolites seem necessary (some tumors grow nicely in anaerobis, acidic, toxic environs). The colony secretes a local paracrine stimulus to develop a blood supply. Vegf also seems critical in development embronically of the cardiovascular system. ...Read more

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Angiogenesis (Definition)

Angiogenesis is the physiological process through which new blood vessels form from pre-existing vessels. This is distinct from vasculogenesis, which is the de novo formation of endothelial cells from mesoderm cell precursors. The first vessels in the embryo form through vasculogenesis, after which angiogenesis is responsible for most, if not all, blood ...Read more


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Which antiplatelet agents help peripheral vascular disease?

Which antiplatelet agents help peripheral vascular disease?

Aspirin / Plavix (clopidogrel): Aspirin and Plavix (clopidogrel) are the most commonly used anti-platelet agents. ...Read more

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Whats collagen vascular disease?

Whats collagen vascular disease?

Collagen Vascular : These are diseases that attack the connective tissues of blood vessels. They are typically autoimmune disorders characterized by overactivity of the immune system resulting in auto-antibodies that attack the collagen connective tissue of blood vessels & other tissues, resulting in inlammation & weakness of the connecitve tissues. Examples are lupus, rheumatoid arthritis, scleroderma, & sjogren's. ...Read more

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What is vascular endothelial growth factor?

What is vascular endothelial growth factor?

Yes: Vascular endothelial growth factor (vegf) is a substance that cells produce which helps them recruit the growth of new blood vessels. Blood vessels are essential in bring normal cells and cancer cells the oxygen and nutrients they need to keep growing. The growth of some types of cancer can be slowed or controlled by blocking vegf. ...Read more

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Neovascularization and angiogenesis, any difference?

Neovascularization and angiogenesis, any difference?

About same: Both imply new blood vessel formation. Sometimes it is due to benign causes , then it is called neovascularization. When it is due to cancer, it is often called angiogenesis. ...Read more

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Is vascular dementia hereditary?

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Is vascular dementia hereditary?

Vascular Dementia: Major risk factors are advancing age, with cardiovascular problems, cholesterol, sugar problems, smoking & alcohol. ...Read more

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Is coronary vascular (artery) disease hereditable?

Is coronary vascular (artery) disease hereditable?

Absolutely: Genes play a large part in acquiring heart disease. Treatment of modifiable risk factors such as smoking, cholesterol , hypertension and diabetes is even more important in those with a family history. ...Read more

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What is intracranial vascular disease?

What is intracranial vascular disease?

Brain arteries: This refers to narrowing of the arteries within the skull. This is usually the branches of the internal carotid artery within the brain. ...Read more

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What genes play an important role in coronary vascular (artery) disease?

What genes play an important role in coronary vascular (artery) disease?

Genes play a role: Researchers are currently trying to identify genes that increase one's risk for getting artery disease and heart attacks. By looking at families who have several generations with such diseases, researchers have found certain genes are involved. Some genes cause cholesterol levels to stay high. The challenge now is to figure out how each of the identified genes leads to artery disease and blockage. ...Read more

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What is peripheral vascular disease?

What is peripheral vascular disease?

Extremity disease: Peripheral artery disease refers to blood vessel disease which occurs outside the central core of the body, usually in the legs or arms, though erectile dysfunction is in fact also a form of peripheral artery disease. The symptoms of peripheral vascular disease vary based on the location and vessel affected. ...Read more

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Is ischemic microvascular brain disease related to stroke?

Is ischemic microvascular brain disease related to stroke?

See comments: Are you referring to radiology reading of an MRI of brain? In elderly, often thought that white matter lesions are associated with "microvascular angiopathy", sign of potential atherosclerosis. Maybe potential stroke risk, especially lacunar infarct, but not straightforwards. Your physician needs to assess stroke risk. Spots more likely from migraine or prior injury. ...Read more

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How are arteriosclerosis and peripheral vascular disease different?

How are arteriosclerosis and peripheral vascular disease different?

PVD/PAD/atherosclero: Pvd/pad/atherosclerosis are one in the same. Plaque causes stenosis of arteries. Plaque can be soft or heavily calcified. Board certified surgeons should be able to offer you the best treatment options depending on location, quality of symptoms and co-morbidities. Vascular surgeon can offer all therapies including endovascular, open and medical modalities. ...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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Is vascular dementia reversible?

Is vascular dementia reversible?

Not much: It is possible to develop or create new circulation, such as unblocking carotid artery, and brains have ways of developing new pathways to compensate, but for the most part we only slow down dementia, not reverse it. Hopefully one day there will be better treatments. ...Read more

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Vascular endothelial growth factor. Is that something in cancer tumors?

Vascular endothelial growth factor. Is that something in cancer tumors?

Yes: Vascular endothelial growth factor (vegf) is a substance that cells produce which helps them recruit the growth of new blood vessels. Blood vessels are essential in bring normal cells and cancer cells the oxygen and nutrients they need to keep growing. The growth of some types of cancer can be slowed or controlled by blocking vegf. ...Read more

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What causes peripheral vascular disease?

What causes peripheral vascular disease?

PVD: read this: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Peripheral_vascular_disease

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What is micro angiopathic ischemic changes?

What is micro angiopathic ischemic changes?

MRI lingo: This is a description of white spots seen, using t2 software, within the white matter of brain in a nonspecific fashion. Although these could be non-diagnostic, they may well be associated with some atherosclerotic changes associated with aging. Smaller blood vessels are noted here, and unless you have had cerebrovascular events, it is unlikely that these represent strokes. ...Read more

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Is peripheral vascular disease considered reversible?

Is peripheral vascular disease considered reversible?

Not really: Peripheral vascular disease is not necessarily reversible, but its risk can be successfully managed. The pillars of treatment are, 1) smoking cessation, 2) anti- platelet therapy (aspirin/ plavix), and 3) statin therapy to lower cholesterol. There have been anecdotal reports of plaque reversal but this does not happen for everybody. ...Read more

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Vascular (Definition)

"vasculum" ...Read more