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What is chronic thrombosis of radial artery. How is it treated?

What is chronic thrombosis of radial artery. How is it treated?

Blockage: It means there is a blood clot in the radial artery and it has been there for a while. Generally doesn't need treatment if you're not having any hand pain or non-healing wounds of the fingers. If you do, then a bypass may be required. More importantly is the cause of the clot in the first place. You should have a workup for clot that may have traveled from elsewhere or a clotting disorder. See pcp. ...Read more

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Atrial Fibrillation (Definition)

A heart condition, in which the electrical activity of the heart is abnormal. This abnormal electrical signal causes the heart muscle to contract when it is not supposed to and thus blood is ...Read more


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What is the meaning of Chronic Atrial Fibrilation? is it same with permanent AF?

What is the meaning of Chronic Atrial Fibrilation? is it same with permanent AF?

Misnomer: Some people use these interchangeably, but they're not really the same thing. Permanent AF describes a condition where the doctor and patient have agreed not to pursue reestablishment of normal rhythm. Chronic AF is sometimes used to describe the above, but sometimes is used to describe someone who's had AF for a long time (even if they're in and out of AF). ...Read more

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Heart: what is the history of atrium, i mean why is it called atrium?

Heart: what is the history of atrium, i mean why is it called atrium?

Latin: Atrium is latin for a welcoming or reception room which leads to other rooms - which is exactly what the cardiac atrium is. (it "welcomes" the blood returning from the lungs into the left atrium or the whole body into the right atrium, collects it, and ushers it into the ventricles.). ...Read more

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What is transposition of greater arteries? Is it possible to cure?

What is transposition of greater arteries? Is it possible to cure?

Yes: When the main blood vessels originate from the wrong ventricles, you have transposition. The original treatment was mixing the blood before the ventricles, then switching the atrial flow, and finally, the arterial switch procedure. The last is the long term cure. ...Read more

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What is basal septum hypokinesis of the heart? How serious is it?

What is basal septum hypokinesis of the heart? How serious is it?

Hypokinesis: We describe the motion of the heart walls in terms descriptive of the motion and the location. Basal septum being described as hypokinetic in the absence of any other areas of wall motion abnormality is difficult to interpret. It could suggest real abnormality or just be a phenomenon of view angle and not really be a big deal. Best to discuss with the reader of the study ...Read more

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What does total radial artery occlusion mean.Checked pulse of my radial artery and there is none. What does this mean. Ultrasound says ulnar is supply?

What does total radial artery occlusion mean.Checked pulse of my radial artery and there is none. What does this mean. Ultrasound says ulnar is supply?

OK well I just: Answered your first question and your new one reflects what i stated and i see that you were told you have a ulnar dependent system, this usually means that with respect to your hand circulation, absence of a radial artery will not greatl y affect your hand except for a nerve injury that occurs at the same time that the incidence of cold intolerance is increased for the afftected fingers. ...Read more

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What is single coronary artery? How is it diagnosed?

What is single coronary artery? How is it diagnosed?

? you mean single ca: do you mean single coronary artery disease. this means that the blockage is in just one vessel. this would be diagnosed with a heart cath. ...Read more

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What is partial heart failure?

What is partial heart failure?

CHF : Partial heart failure is not a term we use. I don't know where you got it. ...Read more

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What is the coronary bypass called?

What is the coronary bypass called?

CABG: CABG, or coronary artery bypass grafting, is an operation where blocked coronary arteries are treated by adding bypass grafts, extra blood vessels which re-route blood flow around the blockages. ...Read more

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What is total radial artery occlusion? Is this good or bad? What is treatment?

What is total radial artery occlusion?  Is this good or bad?  What is treatment?

Radial artery: Occlusion may or may not be symptomatic depending upon the level ie wrist, forearm level, the collateral circulation ie other avenues for blood flow, the pattern of the baseline circulation to the hand and fingers as some have a radial artery that never contributed much to the hand ie an ulnar dominant pattern and if the thrombosis itself is causing symptoms via alternative nerve pathways. ...Read more

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What is atrial fibrillation? Is it serious?

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Depends: Atrial fibrillation is a very common arrhythmia, often unclear in origin, but usually due to enlarged upper heart chambers (atria). High blood pressure, heart valve problems, heart failure, hyperthyroidism, coronary disease, alcohol, or even spontaneous in normal people. Some drop in energy may be noted, but one can live normally with it. Blood thinners to minimize strokes important if persists. ...Read more

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A 13 year old child has bradycardia. There is no obviousshunt. What is the best treatment for a coronary fistula collateral flow in main pulmonary artery, above thepulmonary valve?

A 13 year old child has bradycardia. There is no obviousshunt. What is the best treatment for a coronary fistula collateral flow in main pulmonary artery, above thepulmonary valve?

None: Most coronary fistulas to the mpa are tiny, and if there there is no obvious shunt it will likely not require rx or cause any problems such as bradycardia. Check with your cardiologist for f/u. ...Read more

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What causes atrial fibrillation? Is stress the main cause of atrial fibrillation, and is it genetic?

What causes atrial fibrillation? Is stress the main cause of atrial fibrillation, and is it genetic?

Not Really: The main cause in ~90% of cases from young persons like you is extra heartbeats starting in structures called the pulmonary veins. Sometimes that's all it is; more often than not though, the top chambers (atria) also have dilation and scar tissue which helps sustain the fib once it starts. Only a small portion of afib is clearly known to be genetic. Stress triggers extra htbeats -?-> fib. ...Read more

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What is basal septum hypokinesis of the heart and is it serious?

What is basal septum hypokinesis of the heart and is it serious?

Depends: Hypokinesis means abnormally low contraction and wall motion of the segment of the heart. The greater the number of left ventriculuar wall segments with hypokinesis, the worse the overall heart function is, and the greater the chance of developing heart failure and premature death. ...Read more

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What is basal septum hypokinesis of the heart and is it serious?

What is basal septum hypokinesis of the heart and is it serious?

Well: It usually means there's some problem with Coronary blood flow the now or prior heart attack . The heart muscle is not moving normally. For specific advice consult your cardiologist ...Read more

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What is the typical prognosis for renal artery stenosis?

What is the typical prognosis for renal artery stenosis?

Depends on type: Young people are different than older ones. The disease is slowly progressive esp in the atherosclerotic variety usually in older patients. So, newer research suggests that observation is equivalent to aggressive intervenion in most cases due to similar outcomes. ...Read more

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What is the treatment for atrial flutter?

What is the treatment for atrial flutter?

Depends... : Treatment of a flutter depends on the type of flutter (typical or atypical), whether it's the 1st episode, the age of the patient, the presence or absence of underlying heart disease, and patient's personal preferences (more medications vs. Procedural approach (ablation). Ablation is an excellent option for typical flutter. You should discuss this with your doctor or an electrophysiologist. ...Read more

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What is the chance of me having a sudden cardiac arrest is aortic stenosis?

What is the chance of me having a sudden cardiac arrest is aortic stenosis?

Depends: Severity of aortic stenosis impacts risk of cardiac arrest. Also coronary artery disease is also associated with aortic stenosis thus also increasing the risk of cardiac arrest. However for mild to moderate aortic stenosis the risk is ameliorated. ...Read more

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What is the significance of bilateral coronary artery fistulas?

What is the significance of bilateral coronary artery fistulas?

Variable significanc: It depends on how large the fistulas are. A small coronary fistula can be without major effect. However, I have seen large coronary fistulas that require surgical or catheter repair. I suppose "bilateral" means both left and right coronary arteries have connections to either a coronary vein / atrium or other venous structure. ...Read more