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FAQ - Anterior Spinal Artery Syndrome
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Has anyone ever heard of illiac Vein compression or may Thurman syndrome?


I KNOW ITS CAUSED BY COMPRESSION OF AN ARTERY AND VEIN IN YOUR PELVIS THAT PREVENTS PROPER BLOOD FLOW TO YOUR LEGS (HINCE THE SWELLING) BUT DOES ANY ONE ELSE HAVE ANY OTHER INFO? I CAN'T FIND MUCH OF ANYTHING ONLINE AS IT IS VERY RARE
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It is fairly uncommon. It's exclusively in women, on the left side.

If treatment is needed, then the affected area of the iliac vein can be stented.  (+ info)

A blood clot in which artery of the coronary circulation would be more likely to cause sudden death?


1-right coronary artery
2-posterior intreventricular branches
3-circumflex branch
4-anterior intreventricular branch
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The left anterior descending artery is a large artery often called the "widow maker." However a clot in the left main coronary artery would put virtually the entire myocardium in jeopardy.  (+ info)

What will happen in an artery in the leg is clogged up by fatty deposits?


If a coronary artery is clogged, then it leads to heart attack.
If an artery in the brain is clogged, then it leads to a stroke.

But how about in any other places other than these two? Is there any way we can find out whether there are any arteries in our bodies which are clogged up by fats? Any medical check ups etc?
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Artherosclerosis in peripheral arteries (such as in the leg) lead to the medical entity known as Peripheral Vascular Disease (PVD).

Gradual reduction in blood flow to the legs will lead to symptoms of intermittent claudication (pain that comes on when you walk a certain distance) due to lack of oxygen supply. More severe blockage may lead to pain at rest, accompanied by pallor of the leg when it is raised.

Sudden acute blockages (think 'heart attack' like) can lead to acute ischaemia - sudden severe pain, pallor, pulselessness - a medical emergency.

PVD is common. Know of any diabetics who have to have parts of their legs chopped of? PVD is definitely a contributing factor in these cases. Less severe cases can be managed with drugs or vascular surgery.

Medical check-ups involve examination of pulses & possibly conducting doppler ultrasound. CT angiograms are sometimes required for a more accurate assessment.  (+ info)

What artery in your neck is the most important?


Is there an artery in your neck that if you get cut across it you can bleed to death in a few minutes? And where is it located?
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the carotid artery when severed will result in a very quick death. If you are considering cutting this to commit suicide i strongly recommend against it. People usually end up cutting their windpipe and they suffocate to death or drown on blood. If u get it wrong u will likely have damaged your voice box and be unable to talk for the rest of your life  (+ info)

What is the difference between large and small artery disease?


My brother recently went in the hospital for heart problems. The physician told us from the dye test that he has two clogged arteries which they say is 80% accurate. The Dr. said he would feel better with more accuracy so he ordered a test for my brother that consists of a scope going up the large vein making an incision on his upper leg to put his heart on a monitor. Then the Dr. comes back to say that he was mistaken his arteries were not clogged instead he has small artery disease instead of larger.
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Your brother had a Cardiac Catheterization, sounds like. This is a test used to look at the arteries in the heart to determine whether any are blocked. If your brother has small artery disease, that means that none of the big vessels (LAD, RCA, etc.) were blocked and that he most likely will not need an intervention (stents, PTCA, etc.) This is actually good news. Usually treated with a cholesterol reducing medicine like Lipitor, Zocor, etc. Good luck.  (+ info)

What is coronary artery disease or hypertension?


Why do people get hypertension and what is it.Also what is coronary artery disease ?
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Artery is a plaque build-up in the arteries, causing the arteries to be less flexible and smaller inside than they would normally be. The arteries that bring blood back and forth to the heart have smaller openings in them than they normally would. When that happens, there is more pressure from the blood flowing through the arteries, so you can get high blood pressure from this. You can also get high blood pressure if your arteries are constricted from any other reason. Think of how water would flow through a hose. If you had a large hose with a large diameter, the water would flow gradually from the hose. If you put the same amount of water through a hose that is a lot smaller in diameter, the water would be under more pressure (you would see it spurting out faster and harder). Arteries that are larger in diameter make for lower blood pressure than arteries that have a smaller opening. If the doctor says it is O.K. try taking a multi-vitamin with high B vitamins in it, and then also eat lots of fresh fruits and vegetables along with something in your diet that gives you some calcium. Ask your doctor what he thinks about it.  (+ info)

What percentage of Coronary artery disease patients are female?


I'm just wondering what the male to female ratio is among patients with Coronary artery disease is. If you could tell me where you got the information from I'd really appreciate it. Thank you.
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After attaining the stage of menopause the percentage of CAD cases in males and females is almost equal. Before the menopause the incidence of the coronary artery disease (CAD) in females is very low due to the estrogen and other feminizing hormonal effect.  (+ info)

What ingredient in foods causes the most artery clogging?


My wife had 3 heart artery stints put in because of clogged arteries. It is a shame that we have so much trouble getting to the bottom line as to what foods NOT to eat. Even by brand names.
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A Heart healthy diet is low in fats... If it grows on a tree, in the ground, or on a bush you are generally safe to eat it. Lots of greens, whole grains, complex carbs{brown rice, wheat flour} are always better than the simple ones{white flour, sugar}. Stay very low on red meat and skip the butter whenever possible. Take your vitamins{one with extra omega 3}  (+ info)

How do I lose 30 pounds to prepare for spinal fusion?


I cannot exercise because of extreme 10+ level pain. Spinal stenosis, degenerative disks full spinal involvement. I am not active by choice, but I am asking how to lose weight to prepare for three level spinal fusion. What can a person like me do to lose the weight without the ability to exercise?
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Through a calorie-reduced diet it's very possible to lose weight without exercise at all. Eat 1200-1500 calories, making sure to get 5-10 servings of fruit and vegetables per day (and try to keep it down to 4-6 servings of grains per day), and cutting out the obviously bad-for-you things like junk food, candy, fast food, convenience foods and you can lose 10lbs per month (with potentially more in the first month if you're retaining water due to a diet high in salt and processed foods).

I lost most of my weight through diet alone - the first 65lbs only through diet before adding walking. So I know it's possible. Good luck with getting where you need to be for the fusion surgery.  (+ info)

What is the superficial femoral artery a branch of and where does it run?


I'm studying for my gross anatomy lab exam and can't seem to find this item on my list in Netter or The Clinical Atlas of Gross Anatomy. I need to know when and what this artery branches off of and where it goes.
I'm aware what the femoral artery and deep femoral artery are, but I'm trying to figure out about the Superficial Femoral Artery. It's presented in my list of terms like it's different than the Femoral Artery. Are they the same thing?
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The femoral artery is a continuation of the external iliac artery, which comes from the abdominal aorta.

The external iliac artery becomes known as the femoral artery after it passes under the inguinal ligament. For a while at this location, (the femoral triangle), it is sometimes referred to as the common femoral, because it has not yet branched.

It usually gives off a branch known as the profunda femoris artery or the deep artery of the thigh, while continuing down the thigh medial to the femur. (The profunda femoris is even closer to the femur, and is more posterior).

The femoral artery goes through the adductor hiatus (a hole in the tendon of adductor magnus), into the posterior of the knee. Passing between the condyles of the femur, it becomes the popliteal artery of the popliteal fossa.  (+ info)

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