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What is coarctation of the aorta and how is it treated?

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 more

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Aorta (Definition)

The aorta is the largest artery in the body, leaving directly from the left ventricle of the heart to supply blood to the entire body. It is made of elastic tissue layers called "intima" and is subject to damage by high blood pressure, smoking, cholesterol, ...Read more


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Can you tell me what is coarctation of the aorta and how is it treated?

Can you tell me what is coarctation of the aorta and how is it treated?

Co arctation of aort: Read this: http://www.Mayoclinic.Org/diseases-conditions/coarctation-of-the-aorta/basics/definition/con-20031772.

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What is coarctation of the aorta and how do you treated?

What is coarctation of the aorta and how do you treated?

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

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What is anuerysm in the breast and how is it treated?

What is anuerysm in the breast and how is it treated?

Aneurysm: An aneurysm is a ballooning of an artery somewhere in the body. The risk is related to the particular location and size. I am unfamiliar with an aneurysm of the breast. ...Read more

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How common is it for somebody to get coarctation of the aorta?

1 in 1500 births: Coarctation of the aorta is a congenital heart defect and occurs in 6-8% of patients with congenital heart disease. ...Read more

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What is best's disease of the eyes and how is it treated?

What is best's disease of the eyes and how is it treated?

Vitilliform Dystroph: Read about it here: http://emedicine.Medscape.Com/article/1227128-overview.

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What is the purpose of a heart stent and how is it administered.?

What is the purpose of a heart stent and how is it administered.?

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 more

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I want to know more on coarctation of the aorta, what is the cause and how can it be treated?

I want to know more on coarctation of the aorta, what is the cause and how can it be treated?

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 more

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How is coarctation of the aorta treated for adults?

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 more

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What is restenosis and how is it treated?

What is restenosis and how is it treated?

Narrowing again: Usually an artery that has been dilated or stented, or operated, redevelops plaque or scar and is narrowed= stenosed again . Repeat dilation or surgery has a reasonable chance of correcting the issue. ...Read more

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What is stenosis and how is it treated?

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

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What is lichenoid and how is it treated and what is the cause?

What is lichenoid and how is it treated and what is the cause?

Lichenoid Dermatitis: It is believed that lichenoid dermatitis is caused by an allergic reaction to medication or other chemicals, or that it develops as a result of a viral infection. Treatment is to remove the cause and treat with topical prescription cortisone. ...Read more

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What is the severity of anxiety? How severe is it and how is it diagnosed?

What is the severity of anxiety? How severe is it and how is it diagnosed?

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

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What is a coarctation of the aorta?

What is a coarctation of the aorta?

Narrowing : This is a congenital condition that arises from abnormal maturation of the aorta relative to the heart and arteries for the lung. As a result, there is a narrowing of the aorta resulting in reduced outflow of blood from the heart. ...Read more

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What is congenital laxity and how is it treated?

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

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What are the symptoms of a kidney infection and how is it treated?

What are the symptoms of a kidney infection and how is it treated?

Pain, burning: Kidney infections usually have the same symptoms as utis (burning with urination, increased frequency), now associated with pain in the flank, especially with percussion. Also, pyelonephritis (as a kidney infection is known) is often associated with high fever. ...Read more

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What is a burst ankle bursa and how does one determine if that is the problem and what is the proper treatment?

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 more

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What is ablation of the heart and is it harmful?

What is ablation of the heart and is it harmful?

Ablation: Is use of high radio frequency catheter based technique to cure heart arrythmias. It has a low complication rate. ...Read more

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