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Dr. Michael Korona
Board Certified, Interventional Radiology
28 years in practice
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Worried about getting a stroke? Is there any way to check my arteries?

Dr. Michael Korona
Board Certified, Interventional Radiology
28 years in practice
5M people helped
Worried about getting a stroke?  Is there any way to check my arteries?

Get screening: Ultrasound of carotid arteries. Call your hospital to see of they offer screening. ...Read more

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Dr. Daniel Lebowitz
Board Certified
19 years in practice
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Dr. John Goldman
Board Certified, Rheumatology
50 years in practice
15M people helped
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A nerve can press an artery and cause a stroke?

Dr. John Goldman
Board Certified, Rheumatology
50 years in practice
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A nerve can press an artery and cause a stroke?

Unlikely: not the usual mechanism of a stroke - usually it is caused by a blood clot in a blood vessel or a ruptured blood vessel. in the brain or brain area and not a nerve pressing on an artery ...Read more

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Dr. Daniel Lebowitz
Board Certified
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Dr. Bennett Machanic
Board Certified, Neurology
47 years in practice
50M people helped
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If I have a letf vetebral artery and smoke, what are my chances for getting a stroke?

Dr. Bennett Machanic
Board Certified, Neurology
47 years in practice
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If I have a letf vetebral artery and smoke, what are my chances for getting a stroke?

Quite likely: If you continue smoking, you have many risks, including stroke, heart disease, lung cancer, copd, etc. Be prudent, stop smoking and save your life. Seek out a physician to guide you through the difficult process of quitting. ...Read more

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Dr. Kenneth Liu
Board Certified, Neurosurgery
15 years in practice
198K people helped
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What happens if I have a letf vetebral artery and still smoke what are my chances for a stroke?

Dr. Kenneth Liu
Board Certified, Neurosurgery
15 years in practice
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What happens if I have a letf vetebral artery and still smoke what are my chances for a stroke?

Stop smoking.: If you smoke, you greatly increase your chances for a stroke. ...Read more

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Dr. Daniel Lebowitz
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Dr. Olav Jaren
Board Certified, Neurology
14 years in practice
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What isa top basilar artery stroke?

Dr. Olav Jaren
Board Certified, Neurology
14 years in practice
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What isa  top basilar artery stroke?

Basilar for brainstm: The top of the basilar artery is like a fork in the road. When a blood clot affects this area, small strokes can occur in the brainstem, causing numbness, weakness, trouble talking, eye symptoms, or impaired consciousness, and sometimes, more than one stroke occurs at the same time. ...Read more

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Dr. Ivan Ip
Board Certified, Hospital-based practice
8 years in practice
149K people helped
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What are some diseases of the caroited arteries in neck that affects children and teens that can lead to stroke?!

Dr. Ivan Ip
Board Certified, Hospital-based practice
8 years in practice
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What are some diseases of the caroited arteries in neck that affects children and teens that can lead to stroke?!

Dissection: Sometimes, you can have something called carotid artery dissection, which can cause a stroke in even young people. ...Read more

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Dr. Michael Korona
Board Certified, Interventional Radiology
28 years in practice
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Dr. Oliver Aalami
Board Certified, Vascular Surgery
18 years in practice
686K people helped
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My grandfather had a stroke. His carotid arteries are 100% and 85% blocked. What kind of surgery does he need?

Dr. Oliver Aalami
Board Certified, Vascular Surgery
18 years in practice
686K people helped
My grandfather had a stroke. His carotid arteries are 100% and 85% blocked. What kind of surgery does he need?

Depends: We do not perform surgeries to open up complete (100%) blockages. For the side with 85% blockage he should first and foremost be on an Aspirin as well as a cholesterol lowering statin medication for optimal medical management. The surgical options are an open carotid endarterectomy or a carotid stent. If he can tolerate anesthesia then an open procedure is preferred. ...Read more

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Dr. James Goodrich
Board Certified, Neurosurgery
36 years in practice
1M people helped
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What artery feeds the temporal lobe and if this was involved in a stroke would it produce noticeable symptoms?

Dr. James Goodrich
Board Certified, Neurosurgery
36 years in practice
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Stroke: The main artery is the middle cerebral artery and depending on which side of the brain is involved and the distribution of the stroke you can have speech problems and possible weakness on one side of the body. ...Read more

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Dr. Anthony Mosley
Board Certified, Neurology
180K people helped
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I had a stroke and both arteries in my neck are blocked. What are my treatment options?

Dr. Anthony Mosley
Board Certified, Neurology
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I had a stroke and both arteries in my neck are blocked. What are my treatment options?

Medication: Mledications to keep platelets from clumping may help. Also ensure that the arteries are completely blocked (if there is even a slight opening, surgery/stenting may be possible (but not if they are completely blocked). It may be worthwhile to discuss (somewhat controversial) surgical options like eca-ica bypass with your physician if there are complete blockages of both ica arteries. ...Read more

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