A 24-year-old male asked:
Stand up and neck start pulsate super strong, do the carotid arteries expand or narrow? took bp and was normal, shouldnt it be high?
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Thoracic Surgery 35 years experience
Pulsate: With blood flow and pressure, the artery walls will expand with each heart beat, then relax and deflate a bit, and the cycle continues with each heart beat. When you stand up, people can sometimes get a low blood pressure, due to the positional change, and the heart may try to compensate by increasing its heart rate, and therefore, this may be more noticeable in your neck.
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Last updated Feb 24, 2020
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