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One carotid artery

A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Benjamin Lerner
Vascular Surgery 19 years experience
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
Dr. David Fertel
Vascular Surgery 35 years experience
Nothing: Nothing that has not already happened. But the remaining artery haas to be monitered for disease.

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A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Steven Busuttil
Vascular Surgery 33 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 35 years experience
Depends: Depends on your circulation and if there is crossover from the other side.
A female asked:
Dr. Christian Assad
Cardiology 14 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
Dr. Saptarshi Bandyopadhyay
Hospital-based practice 21 years experience
Common anomaly.: An absent carotid artery, believe it or not, isn't uncommon (between 1 to 3% of people have it). Blood flow to the brain goes via the carotids as well... Read More
A 39-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ray Tidman
Family Medicine 38 years experience
Translation may be off. Stroke is not associated with pain . Face pain , one or both sides , would need a physical by your Dr .
A 59-year-old member asked:
Dr. Shoaib Shafique
Vascular Surgery 34 years experience
Depends on symptoms: U should see a vascular surgeon and get evaluation of plaque to see what type of plaque you have.
A 39-year-old female asked:
Dr. Bennett Machanic
Neurology 52 years experience
The incidence of blood clots is very rare, and these involve veins, not arteries. Highly recommend vaccine, especially if florid numbers of cases are... Read More
A male asked:
Dr. Donald Colantino
Internal Medicine 61 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
A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Steven Giannotta
Neurosurgery 49 years experience
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
A 63-year-old male asked:
Dr. Stuart Hickerson
Family Medicine 32 years experience
Bypass: The surgeon will take that into account. It would depend on the need for your bypass.
A female asked:
Dr. Bennett Werner
Cardiology 44 years experience
A "knot" ..?: If you're feeling a "knot" in the area of the surgery, it's probably not a swollen "gland" (lymph node), it's probably sutured tissue that you're feel... Read More

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