Narrowing of the arteries (blood vessels) that supply the body’s stomach and intestines
There are two types
- Acute mesenteric ischemia-Sudden block typically caused by a clot and can be immediately life-threatening.
- Chronic mesenteric ischemia-Related to atherosclerosis with a slower onset over many years.
Three main arteries that supply blood to your small and large intestine known as the Coeliac trunk; Superior Mesenteric Artery and the Inferior Mesenteric artery.