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What is mesenteric ischemia?
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Dr. Barry Rosen
Surgery
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In brief: Intestinal angina.
Mesenteric ischemia occurs when the blood supply to the intestine is insufficient to maintain it's normal function.
When acute, it may lead to infarction of the intestine, which is life-threatening. When chronic, it may cause a nagging intense pain after eating, analogous to angina.

In brief: Intestinal angina.
Mesenteric ischemia occurs when the blood supply to the intestine is insufficient to maintain it's normal function.
When acute, it may lead to infarction of the intestine, which is life-threatening. When chronic, it may cause a nagging intense pain after eating, analogous to angina.
Dr. Barry Rosen
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Dr. Robert Stuart
Family Medicine
3 doctors agree
In brief: Artery disease
Mesenteric ischemia is an arterial disease analagous to coronary artery disease causing cardiac ischemia.
In this case the arteries supplying blood to the intestines are narrowed or diseased and have blockages impeding the supply of blood (and oxygen) to the intestinal tissues.

In brief: Artery disease
Mesenteric ischemia is an arterial disease analagous to coronary artery disease causing cardiac ischemia.
In this case the arteries supplying blood to the intestines are narrowed or diseased and have blockages impeding the supply of blood (and oxygen) to the intestinal tissues.
Dr. Robert Stuart
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Dr. Robert Kwok
Pediatrics
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In brief: Artery flow blockage
A person with some blockage in his coronary (heart) arteries gets angina (chest pain from the heart).
A person who has blockage in his leg arteries will get leg pains (claudication) when walking. Mesenteric ischemia occurs when a person who has blockage in his mesenteric artery (flows to the intestines) does not supply enough blood to his intestines and suffers abdominal pains.

In brief: Artery flow blockage
A person with some blockage in his coronary (heart) arteries gets angina (chest pain from the heart).
A person who has blockage in his leg arteries will get leg pains (claudication) when walking. Mesenteric ischemia occurs when a person who has blockage in his mesenteric artery (flows to the intestines) does not supply enough blood to his intestines and suffers abdominal pains.
Dr. Robert Kwok
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Dr. Vivek Huilgol
Internal Medicine - Gastroenterology
In brief: Mesenteric ischemia?
This is 'insufficient blood supply' to you intestines.
It can be long-term (chronic) causing pain and many other symptoms or acute (sudden) and fatal... Please seek attention.

In brief: Mesenteric ischemia?
This is 'insufficient blood supply' to you intestines.
It can be long-term (chronic) causing pain and many other symptoms or acute (sudden) and fatal... Please seek attention.
Dr. Vivek Huilgol
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