Acute Mesenteric Arterial Ischemia

Risk Factors

  • Hx known atherosclerosis or Rfs
  • Rfs for embolic disease→ a fib, ventricular thrombus, acute low BP/low flow superimposed on atherosclerosis

Symptoms

  • Progressive
  • Severe generalized pain

Physical Exam Findings

  • Few exam findings/pain out of proportion to findings
  • Severe illness if progresses to necrosis