• arteries
  • However, ABPI has known issues: ABPI is known to be unreliable on patients with arterial calcification (hardening of the arteries) which results in less or incompressible arteries, as the stiff arteries produce falsely elevated ankle pressure, giving false negatives). (wikipedia.org)
  • cardiac
  • Aneurysm: a permanent cardiac or arterial dilatation usually caused by weakening of the vessel wall. (aapc.com)
  • When the heart muscle (cardiac muscle) partially dies during a heart attack, a layer of muscle may survive, and, being severely weakened, start to become an aneurysm. (wikipedia.org)
  • When a person visits the hospital or doctor with other symptoms, especially with a history of heart problems, they will normally be required to undergo an electrocardiogram, which monitors electrical activity within the heart and shows abnormalities when a cardiac aneurysm is present. (wikipedia.org)
  • adventitia
  • Diverticula are described as being true or false depending upon the layers involved: True diverticula involve all layers of the structure, including muscularis propria and adventitia, such as Meckel's diverticulum. (wikipedia.org)
  • False diverticula (also known as "pseudodiverticula") do not involve muscular layers or adventitia. (wikipedia.org)
  • aorta
  • The word aneurysm refers to a bulge or 'pocketing' of the wall or lining of a vessel commonly occurring in the blood vessels at the base of the septum, or within the aorta. (wikipedia.org)
  • intima
  • A dissecting aneurysm is when blood from the vessel lumen tracks between the two inner layers, the intima and the muscularis. (wikipedia.org)
  • dilation
  • An aneurysm is a localized , blood-filled dilation of a blood vessel caused by disease or weakening of the vessel wall. (answers.com)
  • Patients
  • Long-term implications of the particles have not yet been established, but they trigger false positives in mammograms and concern patients and observers. (wikipedia.org)
  • blood
  • Not an aneurysm but a well-defined collection of blood and CONNECTIVE TISSUE outside the wall of a blood vessel or the heart. (curehunter.com)
  • Aneurysms are a result of a weakened blood vessel wall, and can be a result of a hereditary condition or an acquired disease. (wikipedia.org)