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Vein Graft Repair Right Brachial Artery
Why does my leg swell and pain after vigorous execise? Had a gunshot to the common femoral artery and vein. 2yrs ago. Repaired by graft.
Femoral vein repair: Suspect have already answered your question but this one a bit different. Pain with exercise in your situation could relate to narrowing or occlusion of either repaired vessel. At very least need an ultrasound and would suggest you see a vascular surgeon. ...Read more
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
Had a end-end repair of my left common femoral artery and a vortex-graft bypass of the left common femoral vein.2 yrs ago. Vigorous exercise. Swell, pai?
Vein repair: Vein repair using goretex is prone to occlusion. If you are having swelling would suggest an ultrasound to see if the vein is still open. Exercise should be fine. ...Read more
Will I develop varicose veins in my lower leg from rigorous. I injured both my femoral vein and artery and had graft repair and a end to end?
Fistula: Often created for dialysis access.Get a more detailed answer ›
Pain along brachial artery w exercise. Plus extremely strong pulse in that artery w exercise compared to other arm. What could it be?
Average ~ 250$ or so: Depends on site, but, would be a couple of hundred dollars. ...Read more
Ultrasound says that the brachial artery has normal triphasic flow but also indicates collateral distal flow. What is collateral distal flow? Bad?
Flow around blockage: Distal collateral arterial flow would imply that an arterial branch of the brachial artery such as the ulnar or radial artery is blocked or narrowed. When this happens, small branching arteries that can bridge the blocked segment enlarge to get some blood beyond the blockage. These collateral branches maintain viability and some function of the areas affected by the main blockage. ...Read more
I thought if you severed the brachial artery, you bleed out in minutes, how could people ever survive having their arms chopped off?
Brachial artery shoes triassic flow but with blunting if the dialostic component and suggests collateral distal flow. What is collateral distal flow?
Brachial artery shows triphasic flow but with blunting of the dialostic component and suggests collateral distal flow. What does this mean?
Perhaps a fistula: Arterial blood flow has three phases, rapid forward flow systolic flow, transient reversal of flow during early diastole, and slow forward flow during late diastole. In your case, there appears to be some change in the diastolic flow, suggesting that there may be some connection that has formed over time or resulted from some trauma. The significance depends on the clinical history and findings. ...Read more
I have a brachial artery bypass in my right arm. Is it okay to go target shooting, skeet shooting with my father in law? Plan 2 shoot weak hand
Clarify with surgeon: Not sure how recently you had procedure. Assuming you are concerned about the butt of the gun on the shoulder area, and positioning of your arms- clarify with your surgeon what you are planning to do (ie gun to left shoulder area and stabilizing barrel with right hand etc) before any activity. ...Read more
100 % blocked artery I have 1 artery that is 100% blocked and 2 that is 50% blocked. I'm with the va and they said the 100% blocked artery rerouted two little veins to the bottom of my heart and kind of repaired itself. They are also 50% blocked and too sma
It's: It's a very good question. There are times when we (as cardiologists) will send a patient for bypass surgery of a single 100% blocked vessel, especially if it is the artery on the front of the heart (left anterior descending) and especially if heart muscle function is depressed (ejection fraction). However, if heart muscle function is good and the body has made its own small bypass vessels (collateral arteries) we will often manage single vessel disease like you describe medically. It is then critically important that the other arteries stay healthy since part of the backup system is now gone. Medical management should include drugs that lower the risk of heart attack and plaque progression. Aggressive treatment of cholesterol elevation is critically important. You should also know that surgery is generally pursued to decrease the risk of death or to improve symptoms that can't be controlled medically, and your risk of death may not be high enough to justify the risk of surgery. Surgery does not generally reduce the risk of heart attack though (in the right circumstances) it can make heart attacks more survivable. Although I don't know enough about your condition to give you a definite personal answer, the situation you describe is not unusual. I will say, however, that treatment of your heart disease must include careful attention to minimizing your risk of plaque progression and plaque rupture (i.e. Heart attack), which will likely involve aggressive therapy with statins and/or other cholesterol lowering medications. ...Read more
Textbook or internet: Any textbook of anatomy would have most listed and diagrammed. ...Read more
Many veins present: Arterial blockage causes lack of flow, resulting in pain, claudication (tightening of muscle like a cramp) even death of tissue. Opening of the blockage allows resolution of symptoms. Venous blockage results in local pain, redness, swelling over the superficial vein involved. Deep venous thrombosis requires anticoagulation. Many other veins take over the function. ...Read more
For intravascular medication administration, does it matter if it goes into the vein or the artery?
Yes.: There are very few medications that are given intra arterially and those few that are need to be monitored very closely. Most intravascular medications are given intravenously. If an intravenous medication is given through the artery this can be disastrous leading to loss of limb, stroke or even death. ...Read more
Oxygen: Arteries carry oxygenated blood and veins carry deoxygenated blood. ...Read more
What happens to the veins or arteries in the umbilical cord that were connected to the baby (the baby's end)?
Not needed any more!: The two arteries and vein that are in the cord, as well as the supporting gelatinous-like substance that surrounds those vessels, pretty much just 'shrivel up'. (in the womb, they carried blood to and from the placenta.) it isn't unusual to see a very small amount of blood as the dried stump of the cord separates, and even a few days after that, but there shouldn't be any other kind of discharge. ...Read more
Is there an artery or vein connected to the navel, as an adult? Would there be any health implications if this connection were to break? Thanks
Navel is a remnant:
The navel is more like a scar or remnant of where the umbilical cord was attached. There are no vessel in it or attached to it as an adult
so there is no risk of any vessels breaking. ...Read more
Short Saphenous vein: This vein would be the most likely one that you would easily see. You would not see any arterial structures in the back of the lower leg. ...Read more
Veins & arteries: Are different vascular structures. ..Please be more specific. ...Read more
Yes: Yes -- the internal mammary arteries are in the chest area and the saphenous veins are in the legs. ...Read more
Reasons: Veins flow toward the heart. IV medications are delivered to the heart and from there are rapidly dispersed throughout the body. Arteries travel away from the heart and toward the organs and extremities. A medication delivered into an arm artery would only travel to that hand. Also, arteries are much higher pressure vessels. There are more potential complications from puncturing an artery. ...Read more
Ease of use: The brachial blood pressure is used because it is easy to evaluate and easy to replicate. There are many reasons why the brachial blood pressure may not be the true blood pressure, such as disease in the subclavian arteries, but for the most part it is a well accepted way of estimating blood pressure. ...Read more
Big difference: A blood clot in an artery results in less or no blood going to the area that the artery supplies. This has the potential to result in loss of a limb or even death. A blood clot in a vein can occur in a superficial or a deep vein. These are usually treated with local care or blood thinners. Clots in both arteries and veins could be serious problems. ...Read more