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

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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Dr. Stephen Scholand
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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 definition or description of: Arterial tortuosity?

What is the definition or description of: Arterial tortuosity?

Wandering artery: In the normal anatomy of the arterial system, arteries take the most direct or straight path to their destination. Tortuosity or ectasia occurs as we age but sometimes is seen in younger people as a variation from normal. It rarely causes any problems but mat result in seeing an unusual pulsation due to the bend in the artery pressing against the skin and be confused as being an aneurysm. ...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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Dr. John Landi
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Arterial Tortuosity (Definition)

In the normal anatomy of the arterial system, arteries take the most direct or straight path to their destination. Tortuosity or ectasia occurs as we age but sometimes is seen in younger people as a variation from normal. It rarely causes any problems but mat result in seeing an unusual pulsation due to the bend in the artery pressing against the skin and be confused ...Read more