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Blocked Artery In Neck Symptoms Of
Ive been getting vertigo and tinnitus (at times is pulsatile), No nystagmus, could it be a blocked artery in neck? those are my only symptoms.
Exam: Cannot be diagnosed online. Call for a medical examination and testing. ...Read more
Arteries are a type of blood vessels. We can divide blood vessels into 2 categories. Arteries are high pressure vessels which deliver (red) oxygen + blood out into the body. Veins on the other hand or low pressure vessels which return (dark) oxygent - blood from the body ...Read more
Its not minor: A carotid endarterectomy is a major operation but is usually well tolerated. In the hands of a well trained vascular surgeon the risks can be minimalized. Nationally the rate of stroke around the time of the surgery is less then 3% for vascular surgeons. Heart issues is one of the most common complications but is usually treatable. Death is rare less then 1% but can occur. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Mom has severe pain and stiffness in neck with associated light headedness. She worries this is a blocked artery, but i believe it's just muscle pain.
Neck pain: The vast majority of situations where neck blood vessel blockage is involved are not associated with any pain at all. There would be no outward signs that the vessel was blocked. Few rare instances where some type of an inflammatory process was present in association with the vessel blockage may be associated with tenderness. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
What causes a partially blocked artery to the brain? I've been having numbing sensations all over my head and face. Anxiety is diagnosed but why?
Where?: Most is extra cranial in the carotid system with atherosclerosis and blockage at the carotid bifurcation in the neck. Duplex scanning can identify. Or cta may be used for higher level/ intracranial disease. If you have been tested, that is the answer. Also your pcp in taking the history may identify that the symptoms are not relevant to any specific brain location and thus non anatomical. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Blocked artery: There are many tools that can be used depending on how long the blockage has been present. These include balloon angioplasty, cutting balloons, stents, stent-grafts, Atherectomy, clot busting medications, or surgery to bypass around the blockage if you can't go through it. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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