A 24-year-old male asked:
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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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Dr. Robert Fietsam
34 years experience Thoracic Surgery
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.
Answered on Feb 24, 2020

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