Article: Twins Hangouts: Tuesday, March 4
Posted 03 March 2014 - 08:05 PM
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Pinto; Kepler; Santana; Polanco; Vargas; Buxton; etc. - I've been pleasantly please with their aggressiveness and clutch performances thus far.
Posted 04 March 2014 - 02:25 PM
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Posted 06 March 2014 - 12:44 PM
Posted 06 March 2014 - 08:05 PM
I'm finally getting around to listening to the podcast, and I thought I'd help you clarify what an aneurysm is.
An aneurysm is when the walls of the vessel get thin and then the blood causes it to blow up like a balloon. Because the blood is spending time in the balloon, it doesn't really flow like it should, causing poor circulation. Also, the balloon could possibly pinch nerves or other vessels. You really don't want aneurysms to burst.
A clot is a hunk of plaque or calcium stuck on the inside of the vessel wall, thereby pinching off blood supply. They can break off and travel to places where you really don't want them: the heart, brain, or lungs. Clots can also form inside aneurysms -- double trouble.
There are a number of ways to treat aneurysms. What happens with surgery depends on the kind of aneurysm. If the balloon is on the side of the vessel, they could put a tiny clip on it to pinch it off. If the whole vessel is ballooning, they might put a tiny, collapsible fence-like tube called a stent in the vessel to strengthen the walls and allow blood to flow normally. They could also bypass it.
I'm not a health professional, and I really don't know what's going on with Zack Jones's aneurysm. But I do get to know about aneurysms and stents and stuff for my job.
Keep up the great work on the podcast. Oh, and safe travels Seth.