Doctor insights on:
Can You Explain What Is A Carotid Bruit
Turbulent flow: Think of blood flow like a river. Now dump a bunch of rocks in one spot. This makes for choppy rapids. The bruit is just the sound of the choppy, turbulent blood flow. The concern is that the turbulence may be due to narrowing by plaque, which can lead to stroke. Ultrasound will be able to diagnose. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Bruit refers to a sound, heard via a stethoscope, of blood when it flows through a narrowed opening. As blood flows through a narrow diameter within a vessel, the velocity of flow increases and also becomes more turbulent. The importance of this sound is that, if your doctor hears it, it can signify underlying atherosclerosis--i.e. Build-up ...Read more
Narrowing: "stenosis" means narrowing. Most commonly stenosis of the carotid artery is from atherosclerotic disease, or hardening and buildup of plaque within the artery itself. Atherosclerotic disease of the carotid artery is implicated in stroke and is best monitored by a vascular surgeon, who can easily follow the degree of narrowing by ultrasound on a periodic basis. ...Read more
Calcium score: After ct scan of the heart, a physician looks at all of the calcium in the coronary arteries and uses software to calculate a total calcium score. This can give some idea as to the extent of coronary disease and your risk of events in the future. It is important to note that coronary plaques can be calcified, non calcified, or mixed. Calcified plaques tend to be more stable and less vulnerable. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Venospasm: Veins don't like to be irritated with things like needles. Usually, when someone is talking about a collapsed vein they mean that they have tried to draw blood or start an IV and the vein has gone into spasm as a result of the irritation. The result is that the needle either isn't able to go into the vein or else it goes in but there is no blood return. With time the vein will relax and reopen. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
What is biphasic pulse? Does this mean if you feel double beat in your carotid artery you have HCM? How is it detected? Thanks
Two peaks/heart beat: instead of just one, aka pulsus bisferiens: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pulsus_bisferiens. Hypertrophic cardiomyopathy, HCM, is only one possible basis by creating subaortic stenosis. Detection is normally by palpation (fell) but this takes some practice & comparison with a similar location normal pulse to appreciate better. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Thin Skinned?: It means you're alive. It could also mean your heart is pumping hard to compensate for a heart valve leak. But don't freak. A lot of people can see their arteries pulsing, especially in the neck or wrist or even the groin area. but if you are concerned go see a doc and it'll be figured-out pretty quick. If you have any weird symptoms like shortness of breath or chest pain, that would up the ante. ...Read more
Myonecrosis: Heart attack is the death of the heart muscles. If there is severe low oxygen from any cause the heart fails and the tissues die. The only experience i know of heart attack per se in young people without known atherosclerosis is when they use drugs like meth and we presume that is due to the vessel vasoconstriction and impeding of blood flow. ...Read more
Infundibulum: The infundibulum (singular) is the stalk connecting the hypothalamus to the posterior pituitary gland. ...Read more
Carotid endarterect: Read this: http://en.Wikipedia.Org/wiki/carotid_endarterectomy.Get a more detailed answer ›
Vascular surgeon: This may be a normal variant and have no clinical significance, but to be sure i recommend an evaluation by a vascular surgeon. ...Read more
194 cm???: There are a number of different criteria for determining how much narrowing is in the carotid artery based on what velocities are measured. A single value would be difficult to convert to a degree of stenosis. In general the higher the velocity the greater the narrowing. A peak systolic velocity, an end diastolic velocity and a ratio between internal and common carotid velocities are needed. ...Read more
Bypass surgery: ... Uses blood vessels from your body, like veins from your leg or arteries from your chest or arms, to route blood around blockages in the arteries that distribute blood to your heart (so the blockage is "bypassed"). Your doctor can go into more detail. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Femoral arteriogram: read this: http://www.medicalhealthtests.com/articles/699/health-articles/femoral-arteriography.htmlGet a more detailed answer ›
Yes: Coarctation of the aorta (coa) refers to a heart defect characterized by a narrowing of the aorta that interferes with blood flow to the lower part of the body. This results in strong pulses in the arms (brachial pulse) but weak or absent pulses in the legs (femoral pulse). The finding of normal femoral pulses makes significant coa unlikely. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
- Talk to a doctor live online for free
- What is the best treatment for carotid bruit?
- Can you explain what hemorrhoids are?
- No carotid bruits
- Ask a doctor a question free online
- Can carotid bruits go away by itself?
- Can a carotid artery bruit come and go with time?
- Can carotid bruits cause severe headaches?
- What is pulsatile tinnitus caused by a bruit in the carotid systems?
- Talk to a cardiologist online