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Why And When Would You Take A Pulse At The Ntemporal Artery
For angiography, why use artery in my groin? Why does the doctor start in an artery so far away from my heart. Wouldn’t it be safer to start closer to my heart?
We : We use the femoral artery in your groin because this has become the standard approach for inserting a catheter to inject dye into your heart arteries. There are arteries closer to your heart, specifically in your arm, that are being used more frequently now. Radial artery procedures are gaining momentum because the risk of complications such as bleeding are less common than with a femoral approach. Recently, however, there has been some data to suggest radiation exposure may be higher with the radial artery approach. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
Peroneal artery: This particular artery is actually deep in the lower leg and generally not palpable. I am not sure why you are asking , but I hope that helps . ...Read more
When I go to the gym and run on the treadmill my heart rate will get as high as 196 within a short period of time. is this something to worry about?
What happens if you have big cardiac output but at the same time get afraid and tense your abdomen? Does the aorta constrict when it should expand?
You can not ..: ... voluntarily constrict or dilate your blood vessels. They do what they are supposed to do based on the physiologic demands of your circulation at the time. So when you contract your abdominal muscles, the contracting muscles might squeeze a smaller artery or vein a little bit, but there would be no significant effect on a large vessel like the aorta. Good wishes:) ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Not necessarily: A cardiac angiography is often performed in close temporal proximity to a "heart attack" or myocardial infarction/injury. Cardiac angiography is a basic diagnostic tool that often provides invaluable information regarding the nature of an ischemic event, (i.e.Identify culprit lesions), and it can also be therapeutic as well when combined with an intervention, such as angioplasty or stent placement. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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If u are training and the arteries expand but at the same time get a panic attack does the arteries narrow when they should expand?
U are in error: Only certain types of small arteries with smooth muscle in their walls dilate and constrict, & they're doing that constantly as a normal process. When you exercise, those small arteries to MUSCLES dilate to supply more blood. Panic attacks happen in the brain, not muscles, & the dilation or constriction of arteries has nothing whatever to do with it. Where did you hear that outlandish notion? ...Read more
Why do we take our pulse at wrist or neck instead of chest? It seems easier to find the pulse at the chest
Pulse: The peripheral pulses are important for judging peripheral perfusion and have higher SVP and lower DBP due to the Hill Effect however pulses are also taken in the neck (carotid) , brachial (arm) and legs (femoral, popliteal, dorsalis pedis and posterior tibial). I listen to the heart to evaluate heart sounds s1 and s2 and also the rate and rhythm including any murmurs, rubs, gallops. ...Read more
Why is it to know the workload of my aorta necessary to compare the BP in arm and feet? Or did I get that wrong?
What is the best blood pressure? When is the best time to take measurements? I hear 110/70 or 100/60 and take in am when waking and pm before sleeping
BP: those pressures are fine as well as the time you're measuring the bp ...Read more
Just did a left and right cath they say heart is fine and doctor tells me that my veins in heart should be double would you wait to do stent or by?
Can i feel my pulse in any(every) artery? What is the normal resting pulse? What can be the max pulse of a person?
Yes: If you can feel the artery you can feel the pulse in it. Normal pulse should be 60-100, and its better to be in the low range. Max pulse varies with age, about 220 - your age. See http://www.Cdc.Gov/physicalactivity/everyone/measuring/heartrate.Html for more details. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Is taking your pulse at the chest going to give you inaccurate readings or a different reading then taking it at wrist?
Tough place: The chest is a difficult place to feel the pulse - and probably more so for women (for obvious reasons). The "pulse" of the chest I suppose would be felt at the tip of the heart, or the apical impulse but this can be challenging to assess. The radial pulse on the underside of your wrist is usually much easier palpated. ...Read more
When you experience a <30 sec Non Sustained VT in a normal structured heart would you feel a pulse in your wrist or not at the time?
It depends on the: rate of the VT. Less than 150 BPM you would probably feel it. ...Read more
I have a deBakey I dissection with a Stanford A repair. I want to go to the mountains and the passes are 9600 feet and 11,000 feet. would this be too risky for me; my blood pressure is well controlled, no plaque in arteries.
Prior exertion: If you have performed moderate to intense exercise after the repair without problems, subjecting yourself to similar total stress (which takes into account the elevation and low oxygen level you will be exposed to) should not cause problems in general. Co-existing health problems including cardiovascular conditions or lung conditions can impose greater stress on you. Be careful. Good luck. ...Read more
I read that if you have a panic attack while driving it best to pull over but where i live the shoulders are very narrow. What's the next best thing?
Short & long of it:a: In the moment, slow your breathing! (panic is fueled by oxygen!) in the long run, learn about panic & how it works. Psychoeducation & cognitive behavioral therapy - "cbt"- can help you learn to manage panic disorder & even overcome it. Seek help from a clinical psychologist. ...Read more
Wide pulse pressure: Note, i said pulse pressure, the difference between the systolic (top, heart contracting) and diastolic (bottom, heart relaxed, in between beats) pressure. However, widened pulse pressure is a very late sign, after atherosclerosis (dominant behavior) is extensive, body-wide and advanced. It also occurs due to aortic valve leaks (not so common) and/or aortic-venous malformations (rare). ...Read more
If I have negligible plaque in the carotid and peripheral arteries, do I need to get a carotid ultrasound?
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