Lisa Mills, MD
- internal medicine
Location and Office HoursSummit Medical Group Oncology Center
1 Diamond Hill Rd Fl 4
Berkeley Heights, NJ 07922
- BlueCross BlueShield
- First Health
- Great-West Healthcare Cigna
- Health Net
- Horizon BlueCross BlueShield
- Independence BlueCross BlueShield
- United Healthcare
- Morristown Memorial Hospital
- Newark Beth Israel Medical Center
- Overlook Hospital
- Saint Barnabas Medical Center
- Trinitas Hospital, Williamson Campus
Why is embolization needed for an AVM in the brain?
In some cases, arteriovenous malformations (AVMs) in the brain, particularly very large AVMs, have to be reduced in size in order to make surgery safer. They have to be reduced in size in order to minimize the chance of bleeding during the surgery, which is one of the key risks. Today that’s done with by embolization (obstruction of a blood vessel) through a catheter introduced into the artery in the same way as a heart angiogram is done or as a brain angiogram diagnostic study is done.
What is collateral circulation?
Collateral circulation is the process in which a system of small, normally closed arteries connect and start to carry blood to part of the heart when a coronary artery is blocked, or to part of the brain when a cerebral artery is blocked. These arteries can serve as alternate routes of blood supply.
How do other illnesses affect hypokalemia?
Piedmont Heart Institute answered
Hypokalemia usually occurs in an individual with other health conditions. Any disease that affects the retention of potassium in the kidneys, such as Cushing syndrome, can cause hypokalemia. Sometimes the treatment for other health disorders, such as diuretics or certain antibiotics, causes the condition.
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