Arterial Disorders

Granulomatosis with Polyangiitis (GPA)- Causes, and Treatment

Definition Granulomatosis with polyangiitis (GPA) or Wegener’s Granulomatosis (WG) is an uncommon type of inflammation of small arteries and veins (vasculitis). It classically involves inflammation of the arteries that supply blood to the tissues of the lungs, the nasal passages (sinuses), and the kidneys. “Incomplete” forms exist that only involve …

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Aneurysm – Causes, Complications and Treatment.

Definition An aneurysm occurs when an artery’s wall weakens and causes an abnormally large bulge. This bulge can rupture and cause internal bleeding. About 13,000 deaths occur each year in the United States from aortic aneurysms. Although an aneurysm can occur in any part of your body, they’re most common in …

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