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Can carotid artery stenosis cause increased brain pressure if left untreated?

Can carotid artery stenosis cause increased brain pressure if left untreated?

No: No. Carotid stenosis is the blockage of blood flow to the brain which significantly increases the risk of stroke. A blockage in the carotid artery would more likely decrease blood flow/pressure in the brain. ...Read more

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Dr. Lois Freisleben-Cook
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Artery (Definition)

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


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What does a strong pulse in the Carotid arteries mean?what does a weak mean? Does high blood pressure cause strong or weak pulse?

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

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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

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

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Will compressing(blocking) both the left and right common carotid arteries for a sufficient period of time lead to complete brain death?

Will compressing(blocking) both the left and right common carotid arteries for a sufficient period of time lead to complete brain death?

Yes.: Your brain is always active and requires a great deal of oxygen to function. Complete occlusion of both carotid arteries would compromise blood flow to most of the brain and could cause a hypoxic brain injury or death. ...Read more

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Why compressing both left and right common carotid arteries leads to brain death when vertebral arteries(and also circle of willis) still supply .

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

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Could blocking only one of the left and right common carotid arteries lead to complete brain death?

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

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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

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

Not far: The internal carotid artery is not far from the pituitary fossa and ophthalmic artery is one of the branches that comes off of it..All taking place near by to the pituitary gland. ...Read more

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Left internal carotid artery blocked yet there is no brain damage. How is this possible?

Left internal carotid artery blocked yet there is no brain damage. How is this possible?

Blood flow: To your brain is passing through collateral vessels. Wiki circle of willis. ...Read more

Carotid Arteries (Definition)

The carotid arteries start in the chest and progress up the sides of the neck. About mid neck they split and one branch supplies blood to the face the, the other continues without branches into the skull and supplies ...Read more


Cerebrum (Definition)

Cerebrum essentially refers to the majority of the brain. Embryologically, it develops from the telencephalon, and together with the diencephalon, ...Read more