Anthony T. Scardella, MD
Specialty: Internal Medicine
- internal medicine
- pulmonary & respiratory medicine
Location and Office HoursRobert Wood Johnson University Hospital
1 Robert Wood Johnson
New Brunswick, NJ 08901
- Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital
- Saint Peter's University Hospital
- Somerset Medical Center
Does a tumor in the bladder cause urine leakage?
If you’re just leaking continuously, that would indicate either that the bladder tumor was very advanced when it was first located or there’s been some complication from the tumor treatment. If you’re having continuous leaking of urine, that would be something you’d want to check with your doctor.
What is a calcium-score screening heart scan?
CT scans, or CAT scans, are commonly used to view blood vessels and soft tissue inside the body. When used to view calcium deposits in the blood vessels in the heart, it's called a calcium score screening heart scan or coronary calcium scan. This noninvasive test can find calcium buildup on the arterial walls, a risk factor for heart attack. Calcium buildup appears as white spots on a CT scan. The results of the test are called your coronary calcium score. Within several minutes, a coronary calcium scan can show if your arteries or blood vessels are narrowed.
What is chronic kidney disease?
National Kidney Foundation answeredChronic kidney disease (CKD) is a condition that damages your kidneys. It decreases your kidneys’ ability to filter your blood and keep you healthy. The two main causes of CKD are diabetes and high blood pressure. Diabetes occurs when your blood sugar is too high, causing damage to many organs in your body, including the kidneys and heart, as well as blood vessels, eyes and nerves. High blood pressure, or hypertension, occurs when the pressure of blood against the walls of your blood vessels increases. If uncontrolled, or poorly controlled, high blood pressure can be a leading cause of CKD, heart attacks and strokes. CKD can also cause high blood pressure. Many other conditions can harm the kidneys. These include:
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- heart and blood vessel disease
- glomerulonephritis, a disease that causes inflammation in the kidneys
- inherited diseases, like polycystic kidney disease, which causes cysts to form in the kidneys