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internal and external carotid arteries

A 61-year-old female asked:
Dr. J mark Rheudasil
37 years experience Vascular Surgery
generally no: This is mild/moderate blockage and rarely associated with symptoms. Treatment is usually Aspirin and a statin.Do not smoke! follow up with carotid ult ... Read More
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Dr. Paul Skudder
Specializes in Vascular Surgery
Its about the future: Agree it's not dangerous level of stenosis. Its atherosclerosis, or hardening of the arteries. Can impact many body parts (heart attack, legs, kidneys ... 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
Dr. Alan Heldman
32 years experience Cardiology
Probably: The common carotid artery divides into internal and external branches. The internal carotid is much more important as it is the major blood supply to ... Read More
A 55-year-old male asked:
Dr. Steven Giannotta
48 years experience Neurosurgery
Normal: It's the normal way an artery or vein shows up on an MRI scan.
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A female asked:
Dr. Joseph Marra
28 years experience Radiology
Movement: “The term “flow void” generally refers to blood that is moving within a vessel. Produces a dark appearance which is normal and expected. Considered ... Read More
A 46-year-old female asked:
Dr. Steven Ajluni
34 years experience Cardiology
Focus on risks: Mild and diffuse atherosclerosis at age 46 implies a need to focus on risk factor modification to achieve primary prevention of stroke and enhance vas ... Read More
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Calvin Weisberger
50 years experience Cardiology
Stabbed: A cut internal carotid would lead to death in a minute roughly, unconscious quicker.
A 24-year-old male asked:
Dr. Jahan Zeb
Dr. Jahan Zeb answered
23 years experience Cardiology
Peak velocity: Sometimes what is being recorded is not the velocity in the internal carotid but an adjacent artery such as external carotid . This could also be rel ... Read More
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A male asked:
Dr. Jeremiah Gelles
54 years experience Cardiology
CAROTIDS Stenosis: If no symptoms then control cholesterol and BP and diabetes if you have it and DONT SMOKE.
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A 35-year-old male asked:
Dr. Pankaj Desai
41 years experience Internal Medicine
Carotid arteries: This seems a worrisome issue. How was it determined specifically? Please discuss this fully with your physicin or consult a vascular specialist.
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A female asked:
Dr. Jason Sample
23 years experience General Surgery
Sounds normal: These velocities sound normal. As your carotids narrow, the velocity of blood increases. Sort of like when you put your thumb over the end of a hose ... Read More
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