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What do you mean by Takayasu's arteritis and what is treatment for it?

Asked by Nilofar Ara on 26th December, 2019 at 6:15 am

Hii,my hubby has undergone AVR in 2018 n he is a patient of Takayasu artiritis getting treated for this as during the surgery his Aorta size was 4.8 cm so doctor suggested only valve surgery n now after 2 yrs he is getting dizzy as something is gushing from chest to head n he feel dizzy n hot in head. plzz reply me why this is happening.

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Dr. Babita Goel

23 years of experience

General Physician

Last edited on 19th Jun 2021 at 4:35 am

Takayasu's arteritis is a rare type of vasculitis disease. In Takayasu's arteritis, the inflammation damages the aorta, the pulmonary artery and major arteries that arise from the aorta. TA is also known as aortic arch syndrome. Treatment is medications and surgical approach like bypass, vessel widening and aortic valve repair or replacement. Regarding the symptoms experienced, you need to consult a cardiologist. Let him evaluate the patient and guide you accordingly. You can also refer to other experts for their second opinions - 10 Best Cardiologist in India.

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