Aortic dissection – wikipedia 14 November 2017

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Dissection of the descending part of the aorta (3), which starts from the left subclavian artery and extends to the abdominal aorta (4). The ascending aorta (1) and aortic arch (2) are not involved. Specialty Vascular surgery, cardiothoracic surgery Symptoms severe chest or back pain, vomiting, sweating, lightheadedness[1][2] Complications Stroke, mesenteric ischemia, myocardial ischemia, aortic rupture[2] Usual onset Sudden[1][2] Risk factors High blood pressure, Marfan syndrome, bicuspid aortic valve, previous heart surgery, major trauma, smoking[1][2][3] Diagnostic method Medical imaging[1] Prevention Blood pressure control, not smoking [1] Treatment Depends on the type[1] Prognosis Mortality without treatment 10% (type B), 50% (type A)[3] Frequency 3 per 100,000 per year[3]
Aortic dissection occurs when an injury to the innermost layer of the aorta allows blood to flow between the layers of the aortic wall, forcing the layers apart.[3] In most cases this is associated with a sudden onset of severe chest or back pain, often described as “tearing” in character.[1][2] Also, vomiting, sweating, and lightheadedness may occur.[2] Other symptoms may result from decreased blood supply to other organs such as stroke or mesenteric ischemia.[2] Aortic dissection can quickly lead to death from not enough blood flow to the heart or rupture of the aorta.[2]

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Source: Aortic Dissection wikipedia

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Surgical Management of Spontaneous Coronary Artery Dissection 13 November 2017

Abstract

Spontaneous coronary artery dissection, which causes acute coronary syndrome and can result in sudden death, is rare; but its true incidence is underestimated, since most patients die suddenly, without diagnosis. The aim of this study was to show the importance of prompt diagnosis and treatment.

In reviewing the records of 5,000 consecutive patients who underwent coronary angiography between January 2001 and August 2006, we found 6 cases of spontaneous coronary artery dissection (an incidence rate of 0.12%). Five patients presented with left main coronary artery dissection and 1 patient, with right coronary artery dissection.

Angioplasty with stenting failed in the patient with right coronary artery dissection. Coronary artery bypass surgery was performed in all patients. The patient with right coronary artery dissection died of sepsis on the 30th postoperative day. The other 5 patients (83.3%) are still free of symptoms, and they had negative results on stress tests at the 6- and 12-month follow-up visits after coronary artery bypass surgery.

The clinical presentation of spontaneous left main coronary artery dissection was similar to that of atherosclerotic disease. However, early diagnosis of spontaneous coronary artery dissection by means of coronary angiography is of paramount importance, because urgent coronary artery bypass grafting can be lifesaving.

Key words: Aneurysm, dissecting/diagnosis/therapy; death, sudden, cardiac/etiology; myocardial ischemia/etiology; pregnancy complications, cardiovascular; puerperal disorders; rupture, spontaneous

Spontaneous coronary artery dissection (CAD), which causes acute coronary syndrome and can result in sudden death, is a rare event. Spontaneous coronary artery dissection has been observed in 3 groups of patients: patients with coronary artery disease, young women during peripartum, and patients with idiopathic disease and no obvious associated factors. The pathogenesis of spontaneous CAD is still unclear.1,2

The clinical presentation of left main coronary artery (LMCA) dissection may be similar to that of a patient with atherosclerotic disease of the LMCA. Early diagnosis and urgent coronary artery bypass grafting (CABG) is lifesaving in patients with LMCA dissection. In this retrospective study, we present an account of our management of spontaneous CAD, and we review the medical literature in order to investigate the potential causes and optimal treatments of this condition. [ ]

Source: Surgical Management of Spontaneous Coronary Artery Dissection

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Drones are not a new idea – Intermission Story (28) — Pacific Paratrooper

Unmanned aerial vehicles, popularly known as drones, are most often associated with airstrikes in modern warfare, but their history goes much further back than that. While drones came into the spotlight during the early years of the 21st century the idea of a remotely-operated flying machine was developed much earlier. A forerunner of what we […]

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Chabad Hosts Thousands of Eclipse-Chased Across America – Centers along its path offered a Jewish perspective on the spectacle in the sky – Chabad-Lubavitch News

A total solar eclipse streaked across the United States Monday, Aug. 21. In its 70-mile-wide path, people saw the sun disappear behind the moon, turning daylight into darkness, with trails of light streaming through the sky around the silhouette of the moon.

Millions of people witnessed the historic spectacle as the eclipse traveled a path from Oregon to South Carolina. Chabad centers along its route hosted informative and inspirational programs to provide a Jewish perspective on the event.

Streamers of light are often visible around the silhouette of the moon during a solar eclipse, which will take place next on Monday, Aug. 21.
From space, the moon’s shadow during a solar eclipse appears as a dark spot moving across Earth. (Photo: Wikimedia Commons)
Chabad of South Carolina in Columbia is planning to mail solar eclipse kits to community members in advance of the natural phenomenon. In it will be special viewing glasses like these. (Photo: Wikimedia Commons)

Source: Chabad Hosts Thousands of Eclipse-Chasers Across America – Centers along its path offer a Jewish perspective on the spectacle in the sky – Chabad-Lubavitch News

 

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Asperger’s / Autism Spectrum Resources & Trait Lists

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Home About Essential Reading Asperger’s / Autism Spectrum Trait Lists & Resources Comments & Reblogs – Thank you! Contact life through one female Asperger’s lens

This page will be an ongoing labor a love, a work in progress.  [Her] current prediction (and goal) is that it will get updated semi-frequently, as [she]find new sources. 🙂

Last Updated: Wednesday 5 April 2017

Comprehensive Lists of Traits & Characteristics (with emphasis on adults, especially females):

Information on Neurodiveristy:

Excellent Books About Asperger’s/Autism, Written By Autistic People:

 

Excellent Books About Asperger’s/Autism, Written by Non-Autistic People:

 

Progressive, Autism-Friendly Publishers: (NEW!)

 

Professionals Who Provide Asperger’s/Autism Spectrum Assessments (both will keep your results and status confidential; both take a positive and gender-neutral approach to Asperger’s/ASD):

 

Other Asperger’s/Autism Support Resources:

  • Auptima Press (excellent holiday survival guides and other resources)
  • Toni Boucher (talented consultant, 26 years experience)

 

Asperger’s/autism Spectrum Advocacy and Positive Research:

 

List of Personal Blogs written by Aspie/”ActuallyAutistic” people:

  • An Autism Observer (most comprehensive resource to date!  Organized into categories as well)

 

Excellent Positive, Creative, Humorous, and/or Open-Minded Resources:

  • The Art of Autism – “an international collaboration of talented individuals who have come together to display the creative abilities of people on the autism spectrum and others who are neurodivergent” (their words)
  • Exceptional 2 Infinity – “Redefining neuro differences and intelligence through positive art”
  • Aspie Comic – a lighter/humorous side of Asperger’s (my description)
  • Thinking Person’s Guide To Autism (Thinking Autism Guide) – “What you need to know: from autistic people, professionals, and parents” (their description)
  • NT Speaks – an international collaboration in the spirit of light-hearted parody of “turning the tables” back on “puzzle-piece” organizations.  Brand-new and being built by a handful of people who also have busy daytime schedules/work demands – but keep checking back!
  • NeuroCosmopolitanism – “Nick Walker’s notes on neurodiversity, autism, and cognitive liberty”

 

Autistic Radio Shows/Chat/Etc:

  • AutChat – an Twitter-centric online community with structured weekly topics, all under the hashtag #autchat
  • David Snape – A place to show off your hidden talents (radio show and blog)

 

Building Bridges Between Asperger’s/Autistic People and Neurotypical People:

Source: Asperger’s / Autism Spectrum Resources & Trait Lists – the silent wave

Ellie Seal Pups~ |

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Ellie Seal Pups~ |

Elephant Seal milk is the richest milk in the mammalian world, which it needs to be since elephant seals grow so rapidly. This cheeky seagull pecked this little pup causing him to unlatch during nursing, releasing milk, which the seagull tried to drink!
Elephant Seal milk is the richest milk in the mammalian world, which it needs to be since elephant seals grow so rapidly. This cheeky seagull pecked this little pup causing him to unlatch during nursing, releasing milk, which the seagull tried to drink!

 

Piedras Blancas in California has a thriving rookery of Northern Elephant Seals, a sub-species of the largest seals in the world reaching up to 5000 pounds and 16 feet in length.

Pups are born here…<read more>

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