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Arterial Stiffness


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#1 Patty

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Posted 17 October 2006 - 01:10 PM

I got a call today from one of my doctors. It seems that its not really my heart thats stiff after all, its arterial stiffness. I think the Dr called it arterial vascular something or other. I see him the 6th so I will know more then but was wondering if anyone here has this.

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Hashimoto's thyroiditis, Limited scleroderma, Dermatomyositis. Diastolic Dysfunction, dysphagia, Fibro, restless leg. Lupus is a maybe.

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Posted 17 October 2006 - 03:50 PM

Patty,
I'm so glad that the problem isn't with the heart. That is definitely good news. Arterial stiffness is common with scleroderma and directly related to Raynaud's which is considered a peripherial vasular disease. Here's an article you might be interesting in. Differentiation of primary and secondary Raynaud's disease by carotid arterial stiffness. I hope this helps.
Please let us know how your doctor appointment goes.
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Posted 18 October 2006 - 03:53 AM

Thanks for the link Janey! I have a question for you. Can a person have Raynauds and not know it? I really do not have sxs for it other then once in a while when I am making maetballs or meatloaf and have to mix the meat with my hands they hurt like crazy and sometimes turn a tad white.

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Patty

If Life hands you lemons, make lemonade.

Hashimoto's thyroiditis, Limited scleroderma, Dermatomyositis. Diastolic Dysfunction, dysphagia, Fibro, restless leg. Lupus is a maybe.