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Doctor insights on: Blockage In The Neck Arteries Symptoms

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Should i be concerned 85-90% blockage in their neck artery?

Should i be concerned 85-90% blockage in their neck artery?

Vascular surgeon: That's a high grade blockage and puts one at high risk for a stroke. A vascular surgeon is best qualified to follow, treat and advise a patient with such a high grade blockage. ...Read more

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Artery (Definition)

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


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What to do if my parents had a 85-90% blockage in their neck artery?

What to do if my parents had a 85-90% blockage in their neck artery?

See vascular surgeon: I am not a vascular surgeon but 85 to 90% blockage of the carotid artery in the neck to me is very dangerous and can lead to life-threatening stroke. See a vascular surgeon ASAP. ...Read more

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A muscle mass at the back of the neck is this signs of arterial blockage or stroke?Been to cardio and rehabilitation all say it was normal

A muscle mass at the back of the neck is  this signs of arterial blockage or stroke?Been to cardio and rehabilitation all say it was normal

Not vascular: The mass you describe may be the soft tissue overlying the C7 spinous process (vertebra prominens). Many people have a hump there (in the midline). Blood vessels run in the anterior neck, and blockage/stroke risk etc will not present as back of neck mass. ...Read more

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In cad, when is blockage of an artery large enough that compensation is insufficient, and symptoms may present?

In cad, when is blockage of an artery large enough that compensation is insufficient, and symptoms may present?

Time: The shortest answer here is that it depends on how long the blockage has been present. If it slowly developes over time then the heart has the ability to develop collateral flow through other vessels...Thus making up for the trouble. However if the blockage developes quickly...There is no chance to compensate. ...Read more

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I have excrutiating pain in my jaw in front of my ear and have swollen glands behind my ear and neck. The pain seems worse after eating. Could this be a parotid salivary gland blockage or cyst? I don't have a fever or any other symptoms and haven't had a

I have excrutiating pain in my jaw in front of my ear and have swollen glands behind my ear and neck. The pain seems worse after eating. Could this be a parotid salivary gland blockage or cyst? I don't have a fever or any other symptoms and haven't had a

Sialadenitis: The history is indeed suspicious for parotid infection (parotitis) and/or stone in the parotid duct, but it is not clear exactly what is going on. Other possibilities include neck abscess or lymphadenitis. All of these are pretty high acuity problems that warrant prescription medication treatment. I would consider ENT evaluation, or see your primary. If it's bad, er evaluation is appropriate. ...Read more

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I hitted myself in neck, I guess carotide artery. Now feel pressure and tightening. Happened 40 minutes ago. Symptoms to look for? Bp 110/70, hr 76

I hitted myself in neck, I guess carotide artery. Now feel pressure and tightening. Happened 40 minutes ago. Symptoms to look for? Bp 110/70, hr 76

That blow: is VERY UNLIKELY to have caused any carotid artery damage!!! It is MOST likely that you bruised the neck and your discomfort is due to a CONTUSION of your MUSCLES!

TRY ICE/HEAT (which ever works best)
Hope this is helpful!
Dr Z ...Read more

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Symptoms of torn artery in neck? How long could this go on before a serious event occurs. More than 3 weeks? Mri wait is 8 months!

Symptoms of torn artery in neck? How long could this go on before a serious event occurs. More than 3 weeks? Mri wait is 8 months!

Pain and numbness: The usual symptoms of a carotid or vertebral dissection are chronic pain and numbness or weakness in a part of you body on one side, usually in your face. Treatment is usually just Aspirin but sometimes a more significant blood thinner. Very rare however. ...Read more

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What can block the return flow of blood from head in neck and what symptoms would present? Inflammation of head and neck arteries - cause or effect?

What can block the return flow of blood from head in neck and what symptoms would present?  Inflammation of head and neck arteries - cause or effect?

Atherosaclerosis: The carotid and vertebrall arteirs feed the head and brain with arterial blood. Progressive blockage of the arteries is known as atherosclerosis. When the blockage becomes severe enough the patient may have just symptoms like dizziness, headaches, lightheadedness or eventually a stroke and may lose motor function of a limb, or may even lose consciousness. ...Read more

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Can cold weather worsen symptoms of inflammation, occlusion, stenosis and/or dissection(s) found in arteries of the neck and/or head? Pls explain:)

Can cold weather worsen symptoms of inflammation, occlusion, stenosis and/or dissection(s) found in arteries of the neck and/or head? Pls explain:)

Yes to some.: Cold weather often makes symptoms of inflammation worse, but stenosis, occlusion and dissection should not be affected by temperature. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of a ruptured neck artery ? Tightness in neck, slight headache and spacyness both come and go. Feel fine otherwise. History eds3

What are the symptoms of a ruptured neck artery ? Tightness in neck, slight headache and spacyness both come and go. Feel fine otherwise. History eds3

Probably not: Arterial rupture would put you in the ER with more serious symptoms. Could more likely be related to your POTS or TMJ...or something you may not have mentioned. You may contact me at www.drkusher.com. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of a compressed artery in the neck not allowing good circulation to the back of brain? Thank you!

What are the symptoms of a compressed artery in the neck not allowing good circulation to the back of brain?  Thank you!

Bow hunter’s stroke: or vertebrobasilar insufficiency. The common symptoms are nausea, dizziness, vision disturbances and loss of consciousness. ...Read more

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If stroke like symptoms were caused by cervical artery dissection, would this show up in MRV and MRI of brain. Or only a scan of neck?

If stroke like symptoms were caused by cervical artery dissection, would this show up in MRV and MRI of brain. Or only a scan of neck?

Depends on timing: A CT or MRI can detect changes of edema (fluid) due to cell death within the brain. Often by the time these changes are seen, it is late in the process. Also this would tell us the arterial territory involved, but not that it is a result of dissection. Emboli or thrombus of an artery are more common causes of stroke. A carotid dissection is less common, though more common in vertebral artery. ...Read more

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I seem to have multiple symptoms including fever, soreness, sinus blockage, and sore throat. Last night i also had severe night sweat. Diagnosis?

I seem to have multiple symptoms including fever, soreness, sinus blockage, and sore throat. Last night i also had severe night sweat. Diagnosis?

Cannot diagnose: Based on the things you have said, this is probably a self-limiting illness, but would need far more history, physical exam and perhaps some lab tests to tell you exactly what is going on. If the night sweats keep up, write down all times and symptoms and take them with you to see your pcp and get evaluated. Good luck and feel better soon. ...Read more

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Thx for your help! Would the symptoms of a diverticulum in an aberrant subclavian artery include vertigo, pain in chest, shoulder and throat?

Thx for your help! Would the symptoms of a diverticulum in an aberrant subclavian artery include vertigo, pain in chest, shoulder and throat?

Subclavian artery: Thx for your help! Would the symptoms of a diverticulum in an aberrant subclavian artery include vertigo, pain in chest, shoulder and throat? ANS: Never heard of a diverticulum in an aberrant subclavian artery. Perhaps you mean a diverticulum caused by the artery. Please clarify. Just an aberrant SC artery could cause pain as could an aneurysm. More details please. ...Read more

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What does it mean to have 25-50% blockage in an artery?

Risk: If an artery is 25-50% narrowed, you would generally not have any symptoms except under extreme exercise. However, the fact that it is partially blocked implies that you are at risk for progression - either gradual due the risk factors that cause the partial narrowing or suddenly when platelets stick to the area and cause complete blockage. ...Read more

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How much blockage to arteries is needed to cause pvd pain?

How much blockage to arteries is needed to cause pvd pain?

90%: Is the usual amount of blockage that produces "claudication." it varies quite a bit, though; some people don't notice anything until they have 100% blockage, others start to notice problems at 50%. The more you ask of your legs, the earlier you'll notice it. ...Read more

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I have a blockage of 60 to 70% on the left side of my neck. Can a stent be used on this blockage?

I have a blockage of 60 to 70% on the left side of my neck. Can a stent be used on this blockage?

Depends: If you have < 80% blockage and have not had any mini-stokes or full blown stokes (a symptomatic), then medical management is the best way to go. This means Aspirin or Plavix (clopidogrel) with statin therapy (cholesterol lowering). If you have had symptoms, then you are better treated with an operation. Currently the use of stents is being debated and only approved if you have a "hostile" neck or bad heart dz. ...Read more

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What are some ways doctors measure cardio health? How do they know if there is any blockage in arteries?

What are some ways doctors measure cardio health? How do they know if there is any blockage in arteries?

Following: Cardiac health is measured and investigated by
1 Risk Factors like family history,smoking,high cholesterol,Diabetes&Obesity
2 Symptoms like Chest Pain,shortness of breath etc
3EKG
4Stress Test
5Echocardiogram
6Coronary Angiogram ...Read more

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What is coronary artery blockage?

What is coronary artery blockage?

Usually atheroma: Usually cholesterol based but can also have calcium and fibrous material as well.Occurs when natural barrier called the endothelium is disrupted allowing these items to infiltrate and eventually block the artey. ...Read more

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What are the causes of coronary artery blockage?

What are the causes of coronary artery blockage?

Several: There are a number of risk factors that lead to plaque in the coronary arteries which is the reason for the blockage. Some of these are smoking, high blood pressure, unhealthy diet, an abnormally high cholesterol, lack of exercise, and obesity. There are also hereditary factors. ...Read more

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What would be some symtoms if you have blockage in your carodid in your neck?

What would be some symtoms if you have blockage in your carodid in your neck?

Family practice: Sometimes you don't even know it. It may cause visual loss in one eye or signs of a stroke. Plaque can break off and cause tia's or stroke. See your dr and have a carotid ultrasound if you think you have it. ...Read more

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Can there be a specific medical test to determine blockage in arteries?

Location?: The best test for detecting blockage in your arteries depends on the location of the blockage. Ultrasound can be used to detect blockage in the carotid (neck) and leg arteries, for example. ...Read more

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How much artery blockage causes pvd pain?

Everyone's different: The pain of pad is from tissue (muscles, skin, nerves, etc) not getting enough blood. An elite athlete might have symptoms from a single 50% plaque. A sedentary person might not notice a complete blockage or multiple partial blockages. Rest pain is usually from severe plaques at multiple levels. In general, the body compensates for artery plaques for a long time before pain occurs. ...Read more

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If a 70-year-old suffered an artery blockage, what is their chance of survival?

If a 70-year-old suffered an artery blockage, what is their chance of survival?

Depends . . .: Where is blockage? In other words, which artery is blocked? Heart? Brain? Legs? Lungs? Penis? Arterial blockage in heart could cause angina (chest pain) or even heart attack if abrupt. In brain, we call this a stroke. In legs, it's peripheral arterial/vascular disease. In lungs, it's pulmonary embolism (very dangerous & deadly). In penis, it's erectile dysfunction. Chance of survival varies . . . ...Read more

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How do I have all the other arteries check to see if any plaque is building up or blockage?

How do I have all the other arteries check to see if any plaque is building up or blockage?

Various modalities: There are non-invasive tests to look for blockages such as stress echocardiography (stress test w/ultrasound imaging), nuclear myocardial perfusion imaging (nuclear medicine imaging), cardiac ct and MRI (mri is still investigational for coronary anatomy). Gold standard examination requires invasive cardiac catheterization with dye injected into the arteries (or ultrasound) and imaged. ...Read more