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Carotid artery

A 21-year-old member asked:
Dr. Albert Pizzo
Family Medicine 61 years experience
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
Dr. Milton Alvis, jr
Preventive Medicine 42 years experience
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
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Philip Gardner
46 years experience
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
Dr. J Roberts
Vascular Surgery 28 years experience
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
21 years experience
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 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Korona
Radiology - Interventional 34 years experience
Stroke: Dizziness, visual changes. See stroke.Org for more complete list.
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Venkata Chilakapati
Internal Medicine - Cardiology 24 years experience
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
Vascular Surgery 41 years experience
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.
A 47-year-old female asked:
Dr. Richard Sanders
General Surgery 68 years experience
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
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Calvin Weisberger
52 years experience
Massage : Should stay away from carotids when doing massage.
A 35-year-old female asked:
Dr. Donald Colantino
Internal Medicine 62 years experience
Vascular surgeon: This may be a normal variant and have no clinical significance, but to be sure i recommend an evaluation by a vascular surgeon.
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