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Basal 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
Arteries are defined as blood vessels which carry blood away from the heart (to either the body or lungs). Arteries: higher pressure, thicker walls, stretch (pulse) with each heart contraction & deliver blood to the arterioles which control the flow to individual capillaries. Veins are blood vessels which carry blood from capillaries back to the heart (body to right heart; ...Read more
What are some diseases of the caroited arteries in neck that affects children and teens that can lead to stroke?!
Get screening: Ultrasound of carotid arteries. Call your hospital to see of they offer screening. ...Read more
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Can going to the chiropractic too much cause an issue with an artery in your neck that can lead to a stroke?
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Yes: The short answer is yesGet a more detailed answer ›
Carotid disease: If angiogram was "fine" then you must not have any. The best way is to get a piece of the blockage in the carotid and look at it under a microscope. Most common cause would be vascular damage (rust) from smoking, high blood pressure, high lipids or old trauma. Happy to do 2nd Opinion to help narrow this down in you. ...Read more
What artery feeds the temporal lobe and if this was involved in a stroke would it produce noticeable symptoms?
2 things: Carotid artery stenosis means narrowing of the artery. Stroke is death or damage to brain due to circulatory issues. Many strokes (approx 1/3rd) are due to carotid artery disease. Although frequently connected, they are not the same. Many strokes occur without carotid stenosis. Many carotids are completely occluded (slowly) without resultant strokes. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
My dad has had a stroke. He has 100%blockage in one artery and 90% percent blockage in the other. Are there any non-surgical treatmet that can be done?
Probably not: Consult vascular surgeon.Get a more detailed answer ›
Rarely: There is a condition called a paradoxical embolism in which a leg vein blood clot can dislodge from the leg, float up into the hear, & then travel through an abnormal hole in the heart called a patent foramen ovale, then float up into the brain causing a storke. Since you need both a congential defect in the heart, a DVT, and a embolism of the DVT for this to occur, it is possible but not common ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
If my father just had a mild stroke, can he still have the operation to clear out his carotid artery?
I have a small swelling on the right side of my neck near the carotid artery and I have already had one stroke and surgery. It's not a hard knot?
Go see ur Family Doc: That small swelling on side of your neck could be caused by infection, swollen gland, cancer, scar, reaction to suture material, etc. Bottom line, rather than speculate, go see your Family Doc for examination. Also work w/your doc to optimize stroke risk factors, eg atrial fibrillation, blood pressure, cholesterol, sugar etc, to prevent 2nd one. And learn FAST acronym: http://goo.gl/2Q7GKE ...Read more
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