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USIDMS Mesenteric Doppler

What is the group highest at risk for AAA complications? Males over 60 years old
What three vessels does the celiac axis branch into? Left gastric a. , splenic a. , and common hepatic artery
What collateral artery connects the celiac artery and the SMA to help with blood flow? (especially important if stenosis is present) Pancreaticoduodenal artery, this is a branch of the gastroduodenal
What artery sends blood to the distal duodenum, small intestine, and ascending/transverse colon? Superior mesenteric artery
Where on the abdominal aorta is the IMA located? inferior to the renal arteries
What group is at highest risk for mesenteric ischemia? women ( 40- 70 years)
What is sitophobia? Fear of eating. Common with mesenteric ischemia due to pain after eating
Which vessel has a waveform that changes from high to low resistance flow patterns depending on patient's fasting status? Superior mesenteric artery (SMA), this is why it is very important patients NPO at least 6hrs before exam
Should celiac, hepatic, and splenic arteries all high or low resistance flow patterns? Low resistance
What is MALS? Median arcuate ligament compression syndrome. Vessels are compressed by the median arcuate ligament when patient exhales.
Created by: hmdant1