Anthony T. Scardella, MD
Specialty: Internal Medicine
- internal medicine
- pulmonary & respiratory medicine
Location and Office HoursRobert Wood Johnson University Hospital
1 Robert Wood Johnson Pl
New Brunswick, NJ 08901
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- Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital
- Saint Peter's University Hospital
- Somerset Medical Center
What is a type B aortic dissection?
A type B aortic dissection involves a descending thoracic aorta. Often, this can be treated medically with blood pressure medicine. Complicated type B dissections, however, are ones that have ruptured or are at risk of rupture, or ones that have stopped blood flow to one or more vital organs. These dissections often require emergency intervention.
What increases my risk for cardiovascular infection?
Piedmont Heart Institute answered
There are several things that increase your risk for cardiovascular infection. Those who have the highest level of risk have damaged or artificial heart valves, congenital birth defects that create leaky heart valves, previous cases of cardiovascular infection, or are intravenous drug users. Damage to the heart caused by rheumatic fever can elevate risk levels, too.
Can lack of digestive enzymes lead to indigestion?
Michael T. Murray, ND, Naturopathic Medicine, answered
Lack of digestive enzymes from the pancreas is a functional cause of indigestion. Typically when heartburn, abdominal bloating, abdominal discomfort, and gas occur within the first 15 to 30 minutes after eating, the cause is usually a lack of hydrochloric acid (HCl) secretion. If these effects occur after 45 minutes, they usually indicate a lack of pancreatic enzymes. Keep in mind that the secretion of pancreatic enzymes is triggered by the HCl secreted in the stomach. So sometimes taking HCl supplements can lead to improved release of pancreatic enzymes.
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