Phillip L Brick, MD
Specialty: Internal Medicine
Location and Office HoursBi-State Medical Consultants
605 Old Ballas
Saint Louis, MO 63141
- BC/BS of Illinois (BCI)
- Community Health Plan
- Coventry Health Care
- Cox HealthPlans
- Essence Healthcare
- Great-West Healthcare CIGNA
- Harmony/Wellcare Health Plan
- Humana Health Plan
- Missouri Care
- Molina Healthcare of Missouri
- Premier/Mercy Health Plans
- Program of All-Inclusive Care for the Elderly (PACE)
- TRICARE North/HealthNet Federal Services
- Barnes-Jewish Hospital, North Campus
- Barnes-Jewish Hospital, South Campus
- Missouri Baptist Medical Center
- St John's Mercy Rehabilitation Hospital
- St Luke's Urgent Care Center in St Charles
- The Rehabilitation Institute of St Louis
What happens to a baby born with transposition of the great arteries?
SCAI answeredIn transposition of the great arteries, the main vessel that connects the heart to the body (the aorta) is connected incorrectly so that less oxygenated (“blue”) blood goes out to the body instead of to the lungs to pick up more oxygen. The main vessel that connects the heart to the lungs (the pulmonary artery) is connected so that more oxygenated (“red”) blood from the lungs goes back to the lungs without going to the body. Without surgical correction of transposition of the great arteries, a child with this defect does not live long. As a result of the artery mix-up, the body is starved of oxygen, which can cause death.Helpful? 1 person found this helpful.
What causes pulmonary artery stenosis?
SCAI answeredPulmonary stenosis is the second most common form of congenital heart disease. In pulmonary stenosis, the pulmonary valve is abnormal and does not open to allow blood to flow freely to the lungs. The pulmonary valve is important because it is the gateway between the lower right heart chamber (the right ventricle) and the major artery to the lungs (the pulmonary artery). Pulmonary stenosis, therefore, causes increased pressure on the right side of the heart, and can lead to symptoms and heart failure over time.
Is fatty liver disease serious?
Atlanta Gastroenterology Associates answered
By itself, fat in the liver is not usually a problem. Fatty liver disease (FLD) can become serious, though, because of the problems that can develop from having excess fat in the liver over time. If untreated, fatty liver disease can lead to problems including an enlarged liver, cell death in the liver, cirrhosis, and eventual liver failure. Other problems related to fatty liver disease are obesity and poor nutrition; these conditions can lead to FLD and have an overall negative impact on your health.Helpful? 9 people found this helpful.
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