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Blockage In The Neck Arteries Symptoms
Not a sign of plaque: 30% block in your carotid artery will not cause pain in your neck area.It is an indicator that it can compromise the blood flow to the brain if gets worse.One has to control the LDL levels in blood and bring it down with statins and diet.If it it prgresses to 60% or more, than you will need endarterectomy and reduce the chances of it leading to stroke. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
Can a pinched vertebral artery in your neck cause a pulsating sensation in or around your head of the other arteries?
Vertebral artery: No. A pinched (stenotic) vertebral artery may not have any symptoms if the opposite vertebral artery is large enough to carry the additional flow. When there is blockage of one vertebral artery and poor collateral flow from other arteries then the pinched vertebral artery can cause imbalance, spinning of the room (vertigo), and light headedness or fainting. ...Read more
Can you have raynauds manifest in large vessels? -as in severe spasms in carotid or other vessels in the neck?
Can a CT CHEST W/CST. + 3D visualize the coronary arteries well? The connections of the coronary arteries?
Yes: The test is excellent for ruling out significant coronary disease. It's not so good for determining the severity of coronary disease in people with known disease or who have stents since the x-ray can't penetrate calcified deposits or metal well enough. But in healthy (non-calcified) vessels, it's very accurate. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
What does it mean "Normal vascular flow voids are present in the distal carotid and vertebral arteries, the
basilar artery and the proximal anterior, ?
cervical spondylosis have any connection to the node neck tension and narrowing neck bites in the trachea and breathlessness?
??????: Sorry, your question is not in understandable English. Please have someone with a better command of English help you. ...Read more
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 playing with the carotid arteries by compressing them at the carotid sinus(for the fun of the feeling) lead to carotid sinus sensitivity syndrome?
Not sure: I am not aware that gentle pressure on the carotid arteries causes any problems unless there is underlying disease like carotid hypersensitivity, or plaque. However recurrent forceful pressure can cause trauma to the arteries and cause a multitude of problems. It is better and safer to check the radial pulse in your wrist. You should not compress both carotids at the same time! ...Read more
Will a 3-D MRI show blockage in the proximal and distal circumflex arteries; also, the level of RCA disease? Murrell
MRI or MRA? CTA angi: The question's somewhat vague. Are you asking about 3-D vs. 2-D MRI? Or MRI vs. MRA (Magnetic resonance angiogram)? MRI can show changes in tissue that are effects of arterial blockage. The actual arteries themselves are seen by MRA. The size of artery blocked determines whether or not it can be seen. More proximal = larger artery = easier to see blockage. The heart moves, & MRI pics often blurry. ...Read more
By decreasing oxygen: The heart muscle depends on oxygen supplied by the coronary arteries to effectively function. When the artery is narrowed it can decrease the supply of oxygen and decrease the force of the muscle contraction. The stroke volume is a measure of how much blood the heart forces out with each beat. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Blocked artery?: Can't make sense of this. Blockage of an artery can cause pain in the distribution of that artery, but there is no artery common to the fingers AND the knee calf except the aorta - blockage there would be catastrophic. Acute blockage causes ischemia (sudden pain as tissue dies) and chronic blockage produces pain (claudication) which increases with activity. ...Read more
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