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Carotid Artery Dissection Signs
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
Uncommon: A dissection is a separation of the inner layer of an artery from the outer layer. The risk aside from direct obstruction is that the internal blood pressure can enter this new pocket and rapidly tear open more of the lining, shutting down the artery or even causing a leak - both of these events are deadly. Any major arteries can be affected; the carotid is less common than the aorta. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Arterial tear: An uncommon cause of stroke, but among younger patients, it is one of the most common. Sometimes spontaneously, sometimes after an activity that involves sudden torsion to the neck, a tear may form along the three layers that constitute the arterial wall. This tear causes turbulent blood flow and predisposes to clot formation. These clots can then cause a stroke by blocking important arteries. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Stroke/horner/pain: This depend on the cause either sponataneuos or traumatic. Spontaneous can present sometimes with neck pain and headache, horner syndrome( ptosis, miosis, anhidrosis) , stroke or minor strokes or tia. Traumatic usually asymptomatic except for pain at injury site but can present with stroke or tia. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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Tear or disruption : Tear or disruption between the three layers of the artery wall which start at one location and can extend , enlarge, forms clots with embolization or thrombose and occlude the artery, in rare cases it can rupture but not typically in the carotids . The major problem in carotid dissection is stoke. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Yes: This is typically a self limited event that is triggered by hypertension or an injury to the neck. He should be followed by a vascular surgeon that will be able to guide him through the treatment options. He will likely only need ultrasound follow up for this along with blood pressure control. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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Carotid Dissection: To my knowledge there is no such community established yet. ...Read more
Daily lightheadedness for approx 7 weeks.. If it was carotid artery dissection would things have got a lot worse by now?
Probably, but: better to get checked and get to the correct diagnosis first. Good luck. ...Read more
Dissection: A carotid dissection caused by poking a finger in the neck would be unlikely. ...Read more
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Internal carotid artery dissection and exercise...My dissection has mostly healed (2mm aneurysm remains) over the last 20 months. What kind of exercise can I do and at what intensity?
Ask UR cardiologist: Whoever is following you medically needs to be involved in this discussion, as their recommendations is what you'll need to follow closely. Give your doctor a call, and she what s/he says. You don't want to aggrevate the remaining 2 mm aneursym present. This is a great question, and glad you are exercising carefully! ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
What are the options for someone with a spontaneous internal carotid artery dissection that did not heal after 6 months and is taking aspirin daily?
Would I know if I had a carotid artery dissection?Last couple of days facial tension, no pain or headache.Its not numb.Tingly lips today.Age 28.
Usually painful: If you have no history of trauma- spontaneous dissection typically affects persons in middle age. ...Read more
I read about carotid artery dissection.I saw that sneezing,couching,vomiting,hiccups and minor neck movements or tilting can cause it. True?Rare?Age28
Tear or disruption between the three layers of the artery wall which start at one location and can extend , enlarge, forms clots with embolization or thrombose and occlude the artery, in rare cases it can rupture but not typically in the carotids . The major problem in ...Read more
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