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HTN retinopathy: Hypertension causes changes in the blood vessels of the retina, known as hypertensive retinopathy. One of these changes is an increase in the bending and waviness of the blood vessels along their path. Another change is hardening of the arteries, shown recently to be a precursor of dementia. Get checked for high blood pressure. This is a warning sign that can save you from death or disability. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Often they are: A bruit is a noise that is heard with a stethoscope reflecting turbulent flow. IT can be a normal finding and is non specific. It is often associated with narrowing of arteries, however that is unlikely in a 33 year old. THe pest way to tell if you have "PVD" is to have a physician measure the pressure in your feet and calculate an "ABI" (foot pressure/arm pressure) value of 0.9 or more is normal ...Read more
Hypertensiveretinopathy with hypertensiveretinopathy with a marked degree of sclerotic vascular changes, some tortuosity, venous dialation. Discs/ mac
Eye vessel problem: Retinal vein which drains the blood out of the eye gets occluded. This causes blurryness of vision, sometimes loss of vision. It can come suddendly. Elevated blood pressure and patients with diabetes are some of the risk factors. New treatments are available to control some of the problems due to closure of blood vessels in the eye. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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Yes and No: Coronary artery bypass requires some form of conduit for bypass. Superficial veins from the lower limbs have been used for bypass. Smaller arteries from the underside of the chest wall have been used in favor of veins for the left side of the heart. Early enlarged varicose veins can still be used for bypass; however more advanced wall bulges and wall aneurysms Prohibit use of the varicosed veins. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
My CT coronary angiogram reported lm ectasia cx proximal ectasia with LAD proximal mild ectasia with irregularity what is the treatment?
Please advise what is the difference between peripheral arterial "insufficiency" vs. Peripheral arterial occlusive disease?
Synonyms: They're different names for the same condition. ...Read more
Arteriosclerotic internal carotid & vertebro basilar arteries predominantly the left vertebrobasilar segment appearing tortuous with slight prominence?
Yes: Yes, vascular surgeons have extensive knowledge about all forms of vascular disease, including infectious conditions affecting the blood vessels as well as inflammatory arteritis. The most common infections vascular issues relate to infections of bypass grafts, although other rare infectious diseases can afffect the native blood vessels and lead to aneurysms or other blood vessels problems. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Can you explain the difference between pad (peripheral artery disease) and pvd (peripheral vascular disease)?
Relaxed blood vessel: Blood vessels are not pipes. They have muscles in the walls and are capable of expanding and contracting to maintain your blood pressure and volume. Vascular dilation or vasodilation refers to the state when blood vessels are relaxed and expanded such as when you drink alcohol or put a hot pack on your skin. Vasoconstriction is the opposite. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Not usually: Peripheral vascular disease is most commonly caused by hardening of the arteries from cholesterol deposits and that shouldn't cause anemia. There are a few unusual causes of peripheral vascular problems from rheumatologic diseases which can be associated with anemia but even if you have both, more common causes of anemia need to be ruled out before assuming they are related. ...Read more