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What Does It Mean For An Adult To Have Coarctation Of The Aorta
Needs close followup: Coarctation of the aorta is a congenital abnormality, where portion of the aorta (large artery carrying blood out from the heart to rest of the body) is narrowed. It may be narrowed only slightly, so that no obstruction is noted in childhood, but adults may still develop: high blood pressure, early-onset coronary disease, or aorticaneurysm or dissection. Close surveillance is important. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
I know that aortic aneurysm is a general term for swelling of the aorta. How does this affect my blood flow?
Endocarditis: Or infection of the heart valve.Get a more detailed answer ›
What to do if I had surgery to correct what the doctors called endocardial cushion defect, would this be considered a form of heart disease, or just a defect?
What happens if you don't catch an asd in a child until after the age of 10yo, does this mean their heart is damaged for life?
Not particularly: Although there is an effort to close asd's by school age an asymptomatic child of 10 is not necessarily ruined for life. The size of the defect is quite variable as is the effect on heart function. I would be more concerned if the child had gone thru puberty and added muscle mass and weight to the equation.An open discussion of your concerns with your physicianis in order. ...Read moreSee 4 more doctor answers
Risk: If an artery is 25-50% narrowed, you would generally not have any symptoms except under extreme exercise. However, the fact that it is partially blocked implies that you are at risk for progression - either gradual due the risk factors that cause the partial narrowing or suddenly when platelets stick to the area and cause complete blockage. ...Read more
What does it mean when one of your aorta ventericle is narrow and is slowing leaking blood would the put a stent in it or do something else?
Cardiology: Hello utah...My alma mater! this question is complicated by the use of terms that don't go together or make much sense. It sounds like you need arterial stents to keep arteries open and supplying your heart muscle with the appropriate fresh blood and oxygen. I would trust the doctors on the ground there to give you the best advice and to follow their recommendations urgently. ...Read more
I think you : Have double ureter in one of your kidneys, instead of the usual, which is one. It does not require any special treatment as long as your kidney is working fine. ...Read more
Is coronary artery bypass surgery for a 67y/o women good to do it and can she not do it what will be the effect of that? answer please
Many things...: Cardiac MRI is a non-invasive (non needle based) way of evaluating heart and valve function. It is the most accurate and reproducible way to assets heart function and the cause of heart weakening. To specifically evaluate heart valve structure and function, MRI is good, but cardiac ultrasound (echocardiography) is better. ...Read more
Narrow artery/surger: By definition coarctation of the aorta is a abnormality of vascular embryology. At birth flow is adequate for the limited activity i the new born and early toddler years, but as children age, their growing bodies and activity out grows the narrowed aorta's ability to supply enough blood fast enough to keep up. Once identified the narrowing is corrected surgically with a bypass procedure. ...Read more
Spinal canal: It typically means that their may not be enough space in your spinal canal for the nerves frequently having some narrowing can be without any real consequence if you have no symptoms. ...Read more
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