How is mesenteric ischemia treated

Is there any medical treatment for mesenteric ischemia? 

Various measures can be employed to treat mesenteric ischemia:

  • A. Management of the underlying disease process, including antiplatelet agents for vascular disease
  • B. Anticoagulation for arterial thrombotic and venous occlusive disease
  • C. Adequate pain control (avoiding opiates as they decrease peristalsis and aggravate ischemia)
  • D. Theoretical treatments: small meals, smoking cessation, vasodilators, and suppression of gastric acid secretion to decrease mucosal oxygen demand during meals
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