Lisa Mills, MD
- internal medicine
Location and Office HoursSummit Medical Group
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
What is the risk of an AVM in the brain rupturing?
If an arteriovenous malformation (AVM) in the brain is small and on the surface and there’s been no hemorrhage, the risk of having a hemorrhage is about 1% per year or possibly even lower than that. Over a relatively short- and mid-term length of 5 to 10 years, the risk of rupture from the AVM is relatively small, and in some cases, doctors recommend not to treat the AVM at all. AVMs that are located deep in the brain or in the cerebellum (the posterior part of the brain) may have a higher risk of future hemorrhage. For that reason, those AVMs might be recommended for preventive (prophylactic) treatment and obliteration of the AVM so that a hemorrhage is avoided.
What is the prognosis for postural orthostatic tachycardia syndrome (POTS)?
Piedmont Heart Institute answered
Postural orthostatic tachycardia syndrome (POTS) may follow a relapsing-remitting course, in which symptoms may come and go, for years. In most cases (approximately 80 percent), an individual with POTS improves and becomes functional, although some residual symptoms remain.
This answer from the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke has been reviewed and/or edited by Dr. William D. Knopf.Helpful? 1 person found this helpful.
What surgeries can cause blood clots?
RealAge answeredWhen the body experiences major tissue damage, this can increase the risk of deep vein thrombosis (DVT) because trauma to tissues triggers the blood clotting mechanism. Surgical procedures that increase DVT risk:
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- hip replacement
- knee surgery
- pelvic surgery (gynecological procedures, hernia repair, etc.)
- recent surgery (within the last month)
- any surgery longer than 4 hours
- cesarean section (any form of childbirth increases risk, but particularly cesarean section)
- implantation of a pacemaker