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A 21-year-old member asked:
Dr. Albert Pizzo
59 years experience Family Medicine
Carotic Arteries: The human carotid arteries supply the head and the neck with oxygenated blood. The left common carotid artery originates from the aorta and the right ... Read More
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Dr. Milton Alvis, jr
40 years experience Preventive Medicine
Supply brain & face: These are the 2 larger arteries in the front of the neck which supply the brain & face. Loss of reduction of supply to brain (clots) blocks blood flow ... Read More

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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Philip Gardner
44 years experience Vascular Surgery
Yes. : Any artery that is not "hardened" with plaque or calcium can go into spasm. However, connecting spasm with clinical symptoms is a more difficult. If ... Read More
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Dr. J Roberts answered
26 years experience Vascular Surgery
Not really: Carotid disease cause stroke, only fmd (fibromuscular dysplasia) causes muscular spasms but they are typically asymptomatic...
A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Stephen Smith
19 years experience Vascular Surgery
Not really : Statins stabilize plaque so they are the best defense against atherosclerotic plaque. They decrease ischemic and embolic events. However, they do not ... Read More
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Budi Bahureksa
30 years experience Cardiology
Yes : It's an optical stroke --.
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ilan Cohen
24 years experience Ophthalmology
Absoltuely: Blocked carotid arteries can cause a number of problems ranging from a slow decrease in the oxygen getting to one eye to a sudden blockage of blood fl ... Read More
A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Korona
32 years experience Interventional Radiology
Stroke: Dizziness, visual changes. See stroke.Org for more complete list.
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A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Venkata Chilakapati
22 years experience Cardiology
Carotid injury: Bleeding complication and if it is not addressed it could lead to death.
A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Peter H'doubler
39 years experience Vascular Surgery
See below: Carotid artery narrowing means that the carotid arteries have blockage, usually in the form of atherosclerosis. In the absence of neurological sympt ... Read More
A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Francis Kempf
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No: A dowager's hump will not affect carotid artery flow. Disease in the carotid artery will affect flow.
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A 47-year-old female asked:
Dr. Richard Sanders
66 years experience Vascular Surgery
No, not by itself: If that is the only finding, a thickened carotid artery is not something to worry about. However, if it is associated with narrowing in the carotid, ... Read More
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