What Is Ischemia?

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Mesenteric artery ischemia occurs when there is a narrowing or blockage of one or more of the three mesenteric arteries, the major arteries that supply the small and large intestines.


Alternative Names

Mesenteric vascular disease


Causes, incidence, and risk factors

Narrowing of the arteries that supply blood to the intestine causes mesenteric ischemia. The arteries that supply blood to this area run directly from the aorta, the main artery from the heart.

Mesenteric artery ischemia is...

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