Atheroembolism is not as well-known and is usually described in the literature as microembolism.
2) The brain was the most common site of atheroembolism and severe atherosclerosis of the ascending aorta increased the risk for cholesterol emboli.
Contrast aortography may be used for the evaluation of patients with aneurysms, but the procedure carries a small risk of complications, such as bleeding, allergic reactions, and atheroembolism
Other diagnoses to consider for non-healing or treatment-resistant ulcers include infection (eg, bacterial, mycobacterial, fungal, or underlying osteomyelitis), vasculopathy (arterial insufficiency, venous stasis, atheroembolism
, or diabetes mellitus), pyoderma gangrenosum, and malnutrition.
Evaluation for atherosclerosis of the aorta is not routinely performed preoperatively in children, although atheroembolism
from the ascending aorta is a major etiologic factor for stroke in adult patients undergoing cardiac surgery.
Nonneoplastic Changes in Nephrectomy Specimens Removed for Renal Neoplasms * Changes Percentage Normal 10 Vascular changes with normal parenchyma 29 Vascular changes with parenchymal scarring 22 Diabetic nephropathy 23 Others 8 Atheroembolism
2 Acute tubulointerstitial nephritis 2.
The chronic effects of hypertension and type 2 diabetes on the renal vasculature lead to renal diseases involving nephroschlerosis, atherosclerosis, and atheroembolism
(Gomez et al.
Characterized by systemic atheroembolism
that can involve the skin, brain, eyes, kidneys, or extremities, the syndrome is caused by "distal showering of cholesterol crystals from aortic atheromatous plaques" that are dislodged by the cardiac procedure.
The possibility of using a brachial approach for aortogram or coronary angiogram to prevent atheroembolism
needs to be considered (1).