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DVT 423-ML3

USIDMS Mesenteric

What does postprandial mean? Occurring after a meal
What position should the patient be in during a Mesenteric Doppler examination? Supine
How long should the patient fast prior to the mesenteric exam? 6 hours
True/False The inferior mesenteric artery arises off of the aorta before the renal arteries. False
What is the first abdominal branch arising from the abdominal aorta? Celiac Artery
What two branches come off of the celiac axis? Common hepatic and splenic arteries
What type of waveform is usually seen of the SMA in a fasting patient? Tri-phasic, high resistance
What is usually an instant clue to the presence of a significant stenosis? A color bruit
What is the PSV in the normal SMA? Less than 125 cm/s
What is normally the cause of acute mesenteric ischemia? Embolus to the mesenteric arteries or a thrombosis of an artery
Created by: mtlayton