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What Is Coarctation Of The Aorta And How Is It Treated
Narrowing: It is narrowing of the aorta (largest artery in the body). It is classified by severity (size of narrowing and pressure difference across it) as well as location (relative to the head-and-neck vessels). It generally requires either a surgical or catheterization procedure to relieve the narrowed segment and allow normal blood flow. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Co arctation of aort: Read this: http://www.Mayoclinic.Org/diseases-conditions/coarctation-of-the-aorta/basics/definition/con-20031772.Get a more detailed answer ›
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
Vitilliform Dystroph: Read about it here: http://emedicine.Medscape.Com/article/1227128-overview.Get a more detailed answer ›
To open blockages: Most commonly "heart stents" are placed in the coronary arteries, the main blood vessels that feed the heart, because there are blockages which impair the efficient flow of blood to the heart muscle. These are delivered through tiny plastic tubes, called catheters, placed through a small needle puncture in the groin or in the arm. This is done under x-ray guidance. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Narrowing of aorta: Coarctation of the aorta is a congenital disease, i.e. Present at birth. It is a narrowing of the aorta, usually near the ductus arteriosus insertion to the aorta. Mild forms may not cause much symptoms early in life. Treatment depends on severity and location, which may be conservative in mild forms. Surgery (or catheter based procedures) may be needed in more severe forms. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Depends on severity: The severity of aorta coarctation is defined by the pressure gradient it causes--i.e. How much it obstructs blood flow across it. If this is severe enough, surgical correction is often needed. However, sometimes interventional techniques using catheters can be used at specialized centers. Importantly, follow-up care is crucial to detect other problems that are often associated with this diagnosis. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Non specific term: Stenosis just means a tightening & is generally used to describe a tubular structure. For any specific discussion of treatment we would first need a better description of what you mean, what the stenosis refers to. Please start over & submit a question with more background information.Questions are not linked. ...Read more
Anxiety: Anxiety ranges from debilitating to mildly upsetting. Anxiety is a normal response when we have a percienved threat but is problematic when we are anxious & no real threat is present. Diagnoses is generally by symptoms from discussions with your md, psychiatrist, or other mental health specialist & treatment ranges from therapy to meds. Meds are used short-term or to overcome a 1 time event. ...Read more
Ligaments?: Congenital laxity simply means that you are born with looser ligaments than most. Many people can live with this and have no problems. However, if you are severely "loose" and would like to try and counter this my recomendation would be to stregthen the musculature around the problematic area. Muscles and ligaments work together in the body to keep things "tight". Hope this helps... ...Read more
Coarctation: Usualky pretty good if corrected.Get a more detailed answer ›
What is a burst ankle bursa and how does one determine if that is the problem and what is the proper treatment?
Ankle Bursa: A bursa is a fluid filled sac between tendon and bone that can act as a cushion, the "ankle bursa" is usually associated with the bursa sac near your achilles tendon/ heel cord. Having it "burst" could mean it ruptured or popped, and generally there is pain and swelling associated with this. Usually, the recommended treatment is antiinflammatory medication, rest, cut-out back of the shoe, pt. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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