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can you live with one carotid artery

A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Benjamin Lerner
18 years experience Vascular Surgery
Depends: Many people can either block one carotid, or have one carotid occluded surgically (ie for trauma or ecmo) and go on to live normal lives and never kno ... Read More
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A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michael Finkelstein
36 years experience Internal Medicine
You: Need too speak with someone about your thoughts to hurt yourself reach out to family or friends stay calm if you need us we are here
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A 44-year-old male asked:
Dr. Colin Kerr
43 years experience Family Medicine
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
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Steven Busuttil
32 years experience Vascular Surgery
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
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Dr. Milton Alvis, jr
40 years experience Preventive Medicine
No certainty & be: aware that only the opening is usually evaluated by ultrasound or angiography. While relevant for blood flow (at the moment), atherosclerosis is in th ... Read More
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Dr. Donald Colantino
60 years experience Internal Medicine
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
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A 27-year-old male asked:
Dr. Bennett Machanic
51 years experience Neurology
Unlikely: The blood flow to the brain comes from anterior circulation, the carotids, and posterior, the basilar branching into the 2 vertebrals. Complete unila ... Read More
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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Laura Pak
Dr. Laura Pak answered
27 years experience Vascular Surgery
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
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A 59-year-old member asked:
Dr. Steven Giannotta
48 years experience Neurosurgery
Possibly: It depends on his general health especially the condition of his heart and lungs. The surgeon must report no more than a 3 - 5% complication rate. H ... Read More
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A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Harinder Gill
38 years experience Cardiology
POLYDYPSIA: Drinking water is pointless ,misguided and may land you in trouble if vastly excessive over o long time.POTS responds to restoration of resting vagal ... Read More

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