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Artery (Definition)

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


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What is the best treatment for coronary artery anomaly?

What is the best treatment for coronary artery anomaly?

It depends: Depending on the type of coronary artery anomaly, no treatment may be necessary. For other types of anomalies, surgery may be necessary to reduce the risk of future cardiac events. Consult your cardiologist who should be able to help answer your questions about your specific type of abnormality and potential risks. ...Read more

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What is the best treatment approach to aneurysm of celiac artery (w/dissection), measuring 1.5 x 2.7 centimeters?

What is the best treatment approach to aneurysm of celiac artery (w/dissection), measuring 1.5 x 2.7 centimeters?

Surgery or others: This is really complex, options include open repair , bypass surgery with ligation or just simple ligation. Other less invasive options include endovascular stenting or coil embolization. You must consult with your vascular surgeon to discuss these option which depends on the location of the aneurysm, amount of collaterals , presence of other aneurysms and patient medical condition. ...Read more

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What is the best treatment for cerebral artery occlusion with infaret?

What is the best treatment for cerebral artery occlusion with infaret?

3 interventions: 1. Treatment in a stroke unit. 2.IV rtPA therapy administered within 3 hours of onset to patients with ischemic stroke. 3. Aspirin administered within the first 48 hours of stroke. After patients are treated for a stroke, their typical initial rehabilitation program will last 3-4 weeks. ...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's the best treatment for a vertebral artery dissection?

What's the best treatment for a vertebral artery dissection?

Conservative: Typically with anticoagulation/coumadin or antiplatelets for 3-6 months. Rarely with require stent placement. ...Read more

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What's the best treatment to get rid of basilar artery migraine?

What's the best treatment to get rid of basilar artery migraine?

No cure: Migraine may be controlled, not cured. There are cases of spontaneous cure. ...Read more

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What's the best treatment to get rid of a coronary artery anomaly?

What's the best treatment to get rid of a coronary artery anomaly?

Depends: If you know you have a coronary artery anomaly (ie, being born with an artery that supplies the heart muscle arising in an atypical location and/or following an abnormal course), i assume you've had an arteriogram? (which is the only way to diagnose it). Most coronary anomalies are benign and require no treatment. A few are potentially lethal and require bypass surgery. The a-gram distinguishes. ...Read more

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What is the treatment for extremely rapid arterial occlusion?

CLot: Depending on where and how critical the occlusion is, treatment could be anticoagulation, thrombolysis, all the way up to vascular surgery. ...Read more

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What causes arterial venious malfirnations and venious malformation and what are some treatment opptions for really large ones?

AVM: I assume you mean a cerebral AVM, but they can occur in the spinal cord among other areas. Most malformations are congenital or from birth. Besides removing surgically, embolization with tiny spring coils has been done to treat these problems. http://www.strokeassociation.org/STROKEORG/AboutStroke/TypesofStroke/HemorrhagicBleeds/What-Is-an-Arteriovenous-Malformation-AVM_UCM_310099_Article.jsp ...Read more

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Are there any new, non invasive treatment options for arterial tortuosity?

None needed: Tortuous arteries (as long as they are not blocked or aneurysmal) do not require treatment. ...Read more

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Are there treatment options for peripheral arterial disease?

Are there treatment options for peripheral arterial disease?

Treat symptoms: The mere presence of narrowing or compromise of blood flow in arteries is not a reason for treatment unless there are symptoms. Ulcers, pain, gangrene are symptoms that in the presence of pad need to be treated. Just because there is narrowing of the arteries without symptoms, does not warrant any treatment. Prevention by not smoking, blood sugar and cholesterol control and excercise will help. ...Read more

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What is arterial occlusion? What is the treatment for that? How does relate to chronic thrombosis? How di u treat this?

What is arterial occlusion?  What is the treatment for that?  How does relate to chronic thrombosis? How di u treat this?

Vascular disease: Arterial occlusion is blockage of blood flow thru the artery. It can be caused by a clot or atherosclerotic buildup in the artery. Treatment is anti coagulation occasionally surgery to bypass the blockage and on occasion attempts to remove the blockage with a balloon or chemically. ...Read more

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Bilateral testicular atrophy due to poor arterial supply in 1 year kid , treatment/?

Bilateral testicular atrophy due to poor arterial supply in 1 year kid , treatment/?

Address blood supply: The first issue is to address the blood supply problem. If the testes do not receive enough blood supply, they cannot develop properly. This may affect his hormone production and fertility in the future, although it is probably too early to tell at this point. Close follow-up with your is essential. ...Read more

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I discoveredthat my ed condition is caused by arterial insufficiency on the left side of my penis. The right side is ok. Is pentoxifyline a lower cost alternative? How about shockwave treatment?

I discoveredthat my ed condition is caused by arterial insufficiency on the left side of my penis. The right side is ok. Is pentoxifyline a lower cost alternative? How about shockwave treatment?

Lower than what?: Lower cost than what? Pentoxiflyline 400 mg 3X a day as a generic meds cost $120 a month and is indicated for claudication, not ED. I'm not aware that either pentoxifyline or shock wave treatment is effective. How was the diagnosis made? If you had an arteriogram, I suspect angioplasty is your best bet, but at your age, 37, I suspect either you have small vessel disease or the dx is wrong. ...Read more

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1 year kid,intra abdominal atrophied testicles with poor arterial supply with inability for descending,effect on development &treatment?

1 year kid,intra abdominal atrophied testicles with poor arterial supply with inability for descending,effect on development &treatment?

It happens: The testical is created from tissue that also gives rise to the kidneys.It makes a gradual move during fetal development down toward the pelvis, pulling it's blood supply with it.It normally crosses into the scrotum by the 28-32'd wk.If it cannot be brought down, it should be removed(cancer risk) & cannot be monitored.The remaining testical can and does maintain development & fertility. ...Read more

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Arterial Elongation (Definition)

Arterial elongation is a condition in which an artery has become longer than usual, when compared to the size of the same artery in normal average people. The elongation may or may not cause symptoms, but some disease conditions can ...Read more