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Aneurysms - Symptoms and causes - Mayo Clinic
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Jun 6th, 2019 - Overview An aneurysm is an abnormal bulge or ballooning in the wall of a blood vessel. An aneurysm can burst (rupture), causing internal bleeding and often leading to death. Aneurysms usually don't cause symptoms, so you might not know you have an aneurysm even if it's large. Aneurysms can develop in several parts of your body, including: The aorta — the major blood vessel carrying blood from y...

Aortic Dissection
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Apr 21st, 2019 - Types of Dissection What is aortic dissection? Your aorta is the large artery that arises from the left lower chamber of the heart and provides oxygen-rich blood throughout your body. This blood vessel is made up of three layers. In certain circumstances, a tear develops in the inner layer. When this occurs, the aorta then bleeds into itself through the middle layer, extending this tear and lea...

Pneumothorax - Symptoms and causes - Mayo Clinic
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Feb 27th, 2019 - Overview Collapsed and normal lung Collapsed and normal lung In a collapsed lung, air from the lung leaks into the chest cavity. The example shown is a complete left pneumothorax. A pneumothorax (noo-moe-THOR-aks) is a collapsed lung. A pneumothorax occurs when air leaks into the space between your lung and chest wall. This air pushes on the outside of your lung and makes it collapse. Pneumotho...

Pneumothorax - Diagnosis and treatment - Mayo Clinic
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Feb 27th, 2019 - Diagnosis A pneumothorax is generally diagnosed using a chest X-ray. In some cases, a computerized tomography (CT) scan may be needed to provide more-detailed images. Ultrasound imaging also may be used to identify a pneumothorax. More Information Chest X-rays CT scan Treatment The goal in treating a pneumothorax is to relieve the pressure on your lung, allowing it to re-expand. Depending on th...

Thoracic Aortic Aneurysm
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Jan 9th, 2019 - Aortic Aneurysm: What is it and how is it treated? The aorta is the largest artery in the body and is the blood vessel that carries oxygen-rich blood away from the heart to all parts of the body. The section of the aorta that runs through the chest is called the thoracic aorta and, as the aorta moves down through the abdomen it is called the abdominal aorta. What is a thoracic aortic aneurysm? ...

Atelectasis - Symptoms and causes - Mayo Clinic
https://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/atelectasis/symptoms-causes/syc-20369684

Sep 4th, 2018 - Overview Atelectasis (at-uh-LEK-tuh-sis) is a complete or partial collapse of the entire lung or area (lobe) of the lung. It occurs when the tiny air sacs (alveoli) within the lung become deflated or possibly filled with alveolar fluid. Atelectasis is one of the most common breathing (respiratory) complications after surgery. It's also a possible complication of other respiratory problems, incl...

Myocardial Ischemia
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May 17th, 2018 - Coronary artery blockage causes ischemia What is myocardial ischemia? Myocardial ischemia means your heart muscle is not getting enough blood (which contains oxygen and nutrients) to work as it should. What are symptoms of myocardial ischemia? The most common symptom of myocardial ischemia is angina (also called angina pectoris). Angina is chest pain that is also described as chest discomfort, ...

Thoracic aortic aneurysm - Diagnosis and treatment - Mayo Clinic
https://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/thoracic-aortic-aneurysm/diagnosis-treatment/drc-20350193

Apr 12th, 2018 - Diagnosis Thoracic aortic aneurysms are often found during routine medical tests, such as a chest X-ray, CT scan, or ultrasound of the heart or abdomen, sometimes ordered for a different reason. If your doctor suspects that you have an aortic aneurysm, specialized tests can confirm it. These tests might include: Chest X-ray Your doctor may first suspect you have a thoracic aortic aneurysm by lo...

Thoracic aortic aneurysm - Care at Mayo Clinic - Mayo Clinic
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Apr 12th, 2018 - Thoracic aortic aneurysm care at Mayo Clinic Your Mayo Clinic care team At Mayo Clinic, a multidisciplinary team of surgeons, cardiologists, vascular specialists, medical geneticists, vascular radiologists and other specialists collaborate to provide you with coordinated, comprehensive care. This team works together to determine whether and what type of surgery is appropriate for your condition...

Thoracic aortic aneurysm - Thoracic aortic aneurysm care at Mayo Clinic - Mayo Clinic
https://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/thoracic-aortic-aneurysm/thoracic-aortic-aneurysm-care-at-mayo-clinic/ovc-20124749

Apr 12th, 2018 - ic aortic aneurysm care at Mayo Clinic By Mayo Clinic Staff Print Your Mayo Clinic care team At Mayo Clinic, a multidisciplinary team of surgeons, cardiologists, vascular specialists, medical geneticists, vascular radiologists and other specialists collaborate to provide you with coordinated, comprehensive care. This team works together to determine whether and what type of surgery is appropria...

Thoracic aortic aneurysm - Symptoms and causes - Mayo Clinic
https://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/thoracic-aortic-aneurysm/symptoms-causes/syc-20350188

Apr 12th, 2018 - Overview A thoracic aortic aneurysm is a weakened area in the upper part of the aorta. The aorta is the major blood vessel that feeds blood to the body. A thoracic aortic aneurysm may also be called thoracic aneurysm and aortic dissection (TAAD) because an aneurysm can lead to a tear in the artery wall (dissection) that can cause life-threatening bleeding. Small and slow-growing thoracic aortic...

Aortic aneurysm - Symptoms and causes - Mayo Clinic
https://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/aortic-aneurysm/symptoms-causes/syc-20369472

Mar 8th, 2018 - Overview Aortic dissection and aortic aneurysm Aortic dissection and aortic aneurysm An aortic aneurysm occurs when a weak spot in the wall of your aorta begins to bulge (left). This can occur anywhere in your aorta. Having an aneurysm increases the risk of an aortic dissection — a tear in the lining of the aorta, shown in the image on the right. An aortic aneurysm is an abnormal bulge that occ...

Angina - Symptoms and causes - Mayo Clinic
https://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/angina/symptoms-causes/syc-20369373

Jan 17th, 2018 - Overview Angina is a type of chest pain caused by reduced blood flow to the heart. Angina (an-JIE-nuh or AN-juh-nuh) is a symptom of coronary artery disease. Angina, which may also be called angina pectoris, is often described as squeezing, pressure, heaviness, tightness or pain in your chest. Some people with angina symptoms describe angina as feeling like a vise is squeezing their chest or fe...

Aortic dissection - Diagnosis and treatment - Mayo Clinic
https://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/aortic-dissection/diagnosis-treatment/drc-20369499

Dec 21st, 2017 - Diagnosis Detecting an aortic dissection can be tricky because the symptoms are similar to those of a variety of health problems. Doctors often suspect an aortic dissection if the following signs and symptoms are present: Sudden tearing or ripping chest pain Widening of the aorta on chest X-ray Blood pressure difference between right and left arms Although these signs and symptoms suggest aorti...

Aortic dissection - Symptoms and causes - Mayo Clinic
https://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/aortic-dissection/symptoms-causes/syc-20369496

Dec 21st, 2017 - Overview Aortic dissection and aortic aneurysm Aortic dissection and aortic aneurysm An aortic aneurysm occurs when a weak spot in the wall of your aorta begins to bulge (left). This can occur anywhere in your aorta. Having an aneurysm increases the risk of rupture or an aortic dissection — a tear in the lining of the aorta, shown in the image on the right. This image shows a thoracic aortic an...

Benign Lung Tumors: Causes, Types, & More
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Apr 6th, 2016 - What are benign lung tumors? A lung tumor is the result of abnormal rates of cell division or cell death in lung tissue, or in the airways that lead to the lungs. A tumor, or abnormal buildup of tissue, may form when cells divide too quickly or do not die off as they normally should. If the growth is 3 centimeters or less in diameter, it is commonly called a nodule. When a nodule forms in the l...

Pneumothorax | Collapsed Lung Symptoms & Treatment
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Nov 30th, 2013 - What is collapsed lung? A collapsed lung, also known as a pneumothorax, is a condition that occurs when air enters the space between the chest wall and the lung (pleural space). As air builds up, pressure inside the pleural space increases and causes the lung to collapse. The pressure also prevents the lung from expanding when you try to inhale, causing chest pain and shortness of breath. What ...

Pneumothorax | Collapsed Lung Symptoms & Treatment
https://my.clevelandclinic.org/health/diseases/15304-collapsed-lung-pneumothorax

Nov 30th, 2013 - What is collapsed lung? A collapsed lung, also known as a pneumothorax, is a condition that occurs when air enters the space between the chest wall and the lung (pleural space). As air builds up, pressure inside the pleural space increases and causes the lung to collapse. The pressure also prevents the lung from expanding when you try to inhale, causing chest pain and shortness of breath. What ...

Collapsed Lung
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Jun 25th, 2013 - A collapsed lung happens when air enters the pleural space, the area between the lung and the chest wall. If it is a total collapse, it is called pneumothorax. If only part of the lung is affected, it is called atelectasis. Causes of a collapsed lung include Lung diseases such as pneumonia or lung cancer Being on a breathing machine Surgery on the chest or abdomen A blocked airway If only a sma...

Pleural Disorders
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Jun 25th, 2008 - Your pleura is a large, thin sheet of tissue that wraps around the outside of your lungs and lines the inside of your chest cavity. Between the layers of the pleura is a very thin space. Normally it's filled with a small amount of fluid. The fluid helps the two layers of the pleura glide smoothly past each other as your lungs breathe air in and out. Disorders of the pleura include Pleurisy - in...