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Abdominal Aortic and Thoracic Aneurysms | Q&A

Abdominal Aortic and Thoracic Aneurysms | Q&A

[MUSIC] An abdominal aortic aneurysm is a abnormal dilation of degeneration of the abdominal aorta, which is a main blood vessel within our abdomen. It can cause it to enlarge, bulge, or dilate over time and place it at risk of rupture. That rupture can be potentially fatal to the patient. [MUSIC] A thoracic aortic …

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Abdominal Aortic and Thoracic Aneurysms | Q&A

Abdominal Aortic and Thoracic Aneurysms | Q&A

[MUSIC] An abdominal aortic aneurysm is a abnormal dilation of degeneration of the abdominal aorta, which is a main blood vessel within our abdomen. It can cause it to enlarge, bulge, or dilate over time and place it at risk of rupture. That rupture can be potentially fatal to the patient. [MUSIC] A thoracic aortic …

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Treating Muscular Back Pain

Treating Muscular Back Pain

My name is Steven Levin. I’m a Johns Hopkins Pain Management specialist practicing at Howard County General Hospital. Muscular back pain is the most common cause of back pain and it often results from strain injuries. It can also be present in patients with long standing back pain and would be due to deconditioning or …

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Peroral Endoscopic Myotomy (POEM) | Q&A

Peroral Endoscopic Myotomy (POEM) | Q&A

[MUSIC] POEM stands for Peroral Endoscopic Myotomy. Peroral means, we’re going through the mouth, and endoscopic means we’re using the scope. A myotomy means we’re cutting the muscle. So it is going through the mouth and treating certain esophageal disorders by cutting the muscle. [MUSIC] It’s a motility disorder that’s characterized by a high pressure …

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