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Which Is The Largest And The Main Artery Of The Circulatory System
Is it possible for sphygmomanometers (bp cuffs) to cause damage to arteries or other parts of the circulatory system?
Arteries are a type of blood vessels. We can divide blood vessels into 2 categories. Arteries are high pressure vessels which deliver (red) oxygen + blood out into the body. Veins on the other hand or low pressure vessels which return (dark) oxygent - blood from the body ...Read more
Reasons: Veins flow toward the heart. IV medications are delivered to the heart and from there are rapidly dispersed throughout the body. Arteries travel away from the heart and toward the organs and extremities. A medication delivered into an arm artery would only travel to that hand. Also, arteries are much higher pressure vessels. There are more potential complications from puncturing an artery. ...Read more
What relationship exists between cardiovascular diseases and the circulatory system? Is it just clogging of the arteries?
No: High blood pressure can also cause the heart to work harder and result in hypertrophy (ballooning) of the heart muscle. High blood pressure is not always the result of clogging of the arteries. It can also be caused by too much fluid volume due to salt intake and by stress. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Very little: Once established, atherosclerotic plaque has very little chance of decreasing. The best course is to begin risk modifications and hope to stop the progression of plaque. There are some reports of decreasing plaque thickness with extreme cholesterol lowering, but the clinical correlation to decreased mi and stoke had not been proven. ...Read more
It is essential for: Humans can not survive without circulatory system which includes heart and blood vessels. This system provides oxygen carrying blood to all parts of the body. The heart pumps blood and the arteries carry it around and the veins return it back to heart(and lungs for oxygenation). ...Read more
Here is the list: High blood pressure(hypertension) atherosclerosis(hardening of the arteries). This can lead to heart attack(coronary artery occlusion), stroke or peripheral vascular disease(may cause gangrene from poor circulation in the legs). Vascular occlusions can also occur due to blood clots inside the diseased arteries and or inside the veins(venous thrombosis which can lead to pulmonary embolism( lungs). ...Read more
Atherosclerosis: This condition is caused by poor diet which is typically a diet with too much animal fat in it. It also occurs in obese people and in those who have diabetes once again due to over eating. Excessive fat(cholesterol) is deposited inside the arteries which leads to damaged vasculature , a set up for heart attack and or stroke due to blood clots forming inside the diseased arteries. ...Read more
Nicotine addiction: Nicotine is a powerful vasoconstrictor. For each cigarette smoked the arteries constrict for about an hour with the result of 50% reduction in blood flow. Nicotine shuts down your circulation. Many with nicotine addiction like its calming effect, which long term leads to ischemic complications like stroke, heart attack, limb loss and sudden death. Hope you can quit. Small amounts red wine okay. ...Read more
Is thrombosis a circulatory disorder? Also, do you know what part of the circulatory system is affected and what are the treatment options?
Main artery: The aorta is the main artery in the boday and is responsible for delivering blood to the rest of the body. ...Read more
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