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Can you live with one carotid artery

A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Steven Busuttil
Surgery - Vascular 34 years experience
Most are fine: I assume you mean when one carotid artery is occluded due to athrosclerosis. Many people life with one open and one occluded carotid artery. Some but ... Read More
Dr. David Fertel
Vascular Surgery 36 years experience
Depends: Depends on your circulation and if there is crossover from the other side.

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A 36-year-old male asked:
Dr. Colin Kerr
Family Medicine 45 years experience
Not much: Just google "flow voids." google says it's normal. It means the MRI isn't seeing anything inside the blood vessel, which means the blood is going thro... Read More
Dr. Michael Korona
Radiology - Interventional 34 years experience
These are: terms used to describe MRI findings. It is normal to have flow void in the carotid arteries. The cavernous sinus is an area where draining veins conve... Read More
A male asked:
Dr. Donald Colantino
Internal Medicine 62 years experience
Vascular surgeon: This is a decision that should be made by a vascular surgeon. Stenting or endarterectomy are often recommended for such an extensive carotid artery bl... Read More
Dr. Mark Lubienski
Thoracic Surgery 38 years experience
Yed: Yes get blockage treated by surgery or stent to reduce risk of stroke
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Laura Pak
Vascular Surgery 29 years experience
In short, no: We generally dont do surgery for people with 100% blockage; endartectomy can be hazardous in this situation. A person with stroke symptoms and 100% bl... Read More
A 63-year-old male asked:
Dr. Stuart Hickerson
Family Medicine 33 years experience
Bypass: The surgeon will take that into account. It would depend on the need for your bypass.
A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Clarene Cress
Specializes in Pediatrics
No : Carotid artery injury in neonates is very rare but has been reported when associated with a traumatic delivery with excessive pulling on the head and ... Read More
A 65-year-old female asked:
Dr. Maritza Baez
Family Medicine 18 years experience
Headaches: Your headaches could be coming from tension, eye strain, tooth grinding, dehydration, lack of sleep/poor sleep, skipping meals, stress, sleep apnea/sn... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. Christian Assad
Cardiology 15 years experience
Yes: A blocked one would be considered not having one, so yes. When one carotid artery the human body is so well designed that it can get circulation via t... Read More
A 50-year-old male asked:
Dr. John Goldman
Rheumatology 56 years experience
Very serious: As you have stated the cholesterol plaque could come from your carotid artery he. You need to let your physician know about this episode. This can be ... Read More
A 66-year-old female asked:
Dr. Donald Jacobson
A Verified Doctoranswered
41 years experience
Mildly: There can't be mild blockage one year later but certainly not full blockage or even major blockage.
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