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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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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?
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer