vascular spasm

vascular spasm

Vasospasm Medtalk A sudden, brief constriction of a blood vessel, which may temporarily ↓ blood flow to 'downstream' tissue

vascular spasm,

n a sudden constriction of the blood vessels causing reduction or stoppage in blood flow. A vascular spasm in vessels of the brain can result in a stroke; in the vessels of the heart it can result in a heart attack.
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Over a five year period, researchers at Sahlgrenska Academy, University of Gothenburg, Sweden studied how intellectual capacity changes among 681 elderly women (70 to 92 years) with heightened risk of suffering from a heart attack, vascular spasm or stroke.
The role of magnesium in vascular spasm and ischaemic heart diseases and related experimental studies are highlighted in chapter 7.
Such substantial changes with increasing professional work time have cause stable vascular spasm, whose conesquences--hemoperfusion deterioration of the brain, the brain hypoxia and mental reduction.
One example, engaging a catheter too deeply into an ostium may result in vascular spasm.
It relieves vascular spasm at the base of the skull and encourages blood flow.
During a brain hemorrhagic stroke, ELPE(R) (Erythrocytes Lytic Poisonous Elements) develop, causing severe aseptic meningitis, hyperthermia, and severe cerebral vascular spasm, and can bring a secondary brain infarct.
A durable atraumatic polymer tip that reduces the risk of vascular spasm but retains its shape for selective vessel access;
SAH is a life-threatening cerebral event affecting about 70,000 patients per year worldwide and vascular spasm following SAH is largely responsible for severe neurological damages or even death.
During a brain Hemorrhagic stroke ELPE(R) (Erythrocytes Lytic Poisonous Elements) develop, causing severe Aseptic Meningitis, Hyperthermia, severe Cerebral Vascular Spasm and can bring a secondary brain Infarct.
The condition can lead to a number of disorders, including high blood pressure, vascular spasm, cardiac insufficiency, chest pain, and thrombotic events, of which heart attack and stroke are the most dangerous forms.
Schmidt, who now takes medication in the form of nitrates, said his heart condition is related to vascular spasms he'd been having before being struck by the heart attack in a Newport Beach grocery store.
But what makes DOB unique is its ability to cause what is known as Diffuse Vascular Spasms.