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Carotid Artery Cause Brain Pressure
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
If I press carotid sinus on both sides gently, without applying enough pressure to fully compress common carotid arteries, can it lead to brain death?
No: If you applied enough pressure to reduce blood flow significantly you might pass out. ...Read more
Should the pressure in the carotid arteries on the right side be roughly the same as on the left side? Right side pulse is weak. What could cause this
Arteries: Yes, the pressure or strength of the pulsation in each carotid artery should be the same unless there is a blockage reducing the pressure in the one with a weak pulsation. However this would be unusual in your age bracket. If you have further concerns have your physician examine and advise you. ...Read more
What does a strong pulse in the Carotid arteries mean? What does a weak mean? Does high blood pressure cause strong or weak pulse?
Strong VS Weak Pulse: In my experience, patients usually cannot adequately evaluate there pulses. In the carotid area I would suggest getting a carotid ultrasound. .. if all is ok things are OK. Your blood pressure is another matter and is easily checked by yourself or even at a drug store with the machine there. ...Read more
Will compressing (blocking) both the left and right common carotid arteries for a sufficient period of time lead to complete brain death?
Why compressing both left and right common carotid arteries leads to brain death when vertebral arteries (and also circle of willis) still supply.
Carotid occlusion: The vertebral arteries are not enough to sustain the entire blood brain perfusion. They contribute to the anterior circulation by means of the posterior communicating arteries. There are common anatomical variants and in some cases these arteries are not patent or existent. The situation you describe may and most likely cause a massive brain infarction with subsequent brain herniation/death. ...Read more
What happens if there is no blood flowing to my basilar and carotid arteries in my brain what could this mean?
Dead?: It could mean that the person in question is dead. ...Read more
Could blocking only one of the left and right common carotid arteries lead to complete brain death?
Unlikely: The blood flow to the brain comes from anterior circulation, the carotids, and posterior, the basilar branching into the 2 vertebrals. Complete unilateral carotid thrombosis could cause a significant stroke but the collateral circulation could mitigate the damage, and preserve substantial function. ...Read more
How near to my pituitary tumour is my carotid artery in my brain? Would the coiling procedure have affected my tumour had visual disturbances since op
Blood flow: To your brain is passing through collateral vessels. Wiki circle of willis. ...Read more
Yes: Cta is a good test to evaluate the vessels of the neck and brain. You can have blockages in the vessels inside your head. ...Read more
Can anything to do witg the carotid artery cause neck swelling and facial swelling on the left side?
What can cause one sided frontal neck pain? The loc. Seems to be over my carotid artery. The pain comes and goes.
POLYDYPSIA: Drinking water is pointless, misguided and may land you in trouble if vastly excessive over o long time. POTS responds to restoration of resting vagal tone attained by cardiovascular training it is largely reflective of physiologic deconditioning. ...Read more
What can cause anterior neck pain that comes and goes? Occurs on both sides of windpipe, near carotid arteries. Been happening for 6 months.
See doc: There is no way to tell what the problem may be without a direct inspection and examination of the area involved. If this has been present for 6 months, it is high time you consult your doctor. ...Read more
I have been troubled by ongoing vertigo, and I also have very high cholesterol, is it possible for blocked carotid arteries to cause dizziness?
Not usually: If you have carotid occlusive disease (carotid stenosis) it can increase risk of mini-strokes (tias) and stroke but not general just vertigo. ...Read more
Pain in Carotids: Inflammation in the carotid arteries may cause pain. More importantly, it is critical that you see a vascular surgeon to have your carotid arteries evaluated. You will need a carotid duplex to assess the amount of stenosis in the arteries, if any. Carotid artery blockage is one of the leading causes of strokes. Have this evaluated today. ...Read more
See ENT: This is not a forum to diagnose your problem. There are numerous possible causes. See your PCP or an ENT Specialist NOW. ...Read more
Is there anything that can cause pain to shoot trough the carotid artery in the neck to the head?
Nerve pain: Cannot imagine that pain goes through an artery, though nerves do travel in similar paths. Possibly a trapped nerve in your upper back is causing the shooting pain. Seek pain management advice, or neurology. My be that a steroid injection (seek a physician who is comfortable with neck injections - not all are) would help, or you may need surgery as a last resort. An MRI may be in your future.. ...Read more
Headaches scare me cause I always think I'm having an anurysm and my carotid artery feels enlarged and it's beating really hard and my Neck hurts?
I have to jave a ultrasound of my carotid artery. What would be wrong with carotid if it causes swelling of left sife of neck amd face?
More of a vein prob: The artery takes blood from the heart to the brain, the veins drain the blood from the brain back to the heart. If there is something blocking the return flow (the vein) then the increased pressure in the vein makes some fluid leak into the surrounding tissues. Also, the lymph channels drain down and those can get blocked and cause swelling. Many things can cause this, be sure to get all the tests. ...Read more
Can you fly if you have a carotid artery blockage, or is the cabin pressure and altiude too much that it can cause it to dislodge and cause a stroke?
Depends: I would suggest discussing this with your neurologist. It likely depends on the size of the carotid blockage and any other flow you may have from other blood vessels. It is probably okay if you have not been operated on yet because if your blockage was really bad you would have had it operated on already. ...Read more
Can past vad - vertebral arterty dissection cause stenosis or a bruit in the carotid artery? Or any other stress to local arteries? What is the path?
Not usually: A bad trauma can cause dissection of vertebral and carotid arteries at the same time but rare. Carotid bruit can indicate a stenosis which is usually atherosclerosis. Fibromuscular dysplasia can cause narrowing. Fmd is usually in women. Fmd can affect the vertebral arteries and the carotid arteries. Fmd can cause dissection in vertebral and carotid arteries. ...Read more
Sometimes...: A dilated or aneursymal carotid on ultrasound is simply what we call a "redundant" carotid, meaning it is long and wraps on itself, so it looks bigger on ultrasound. True enlarged carotid arteries should be evaluated by a vascular surgeon. ...Read more
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 more
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
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