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I have 69% blockage in the left carotid artery. I also have dizzy fainting spells. What should I do?

I have 69% blockage in the left carotid artery. I also have dizzy fainting spells. What should I do?

Be evaluated: A 69% carotid artery blockage on one side isn't enough to cause dizziness/ fainting spells. Is it low blood pressure, anemia, a middle ear problem? It's best to have your internist work through the possible causes. With regard to your cerebral circulation, it would be helpful to know how your vertebral arteries look. A simple ultrasound can evaluate these arteries which supply the balance center. ...Read more

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Dr. Milton Alvis Jr
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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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Slight equilibrium issue - not real dizziness, never fainted, not really light headed either. 32 yrs old, no known fam his, non smoker, slightly overweight, could it be carotid artery/heart issue?

Slight equilibrium issue -  not real dizziness, never fainted, not really light headed either. 32 yrs old, no known fam his, non smoker, slightly overweight, could it be carotid artery/heart issue?

Ear first: would get checked out by ENT physician first at that's more likely the cause. At your age a cardiac issue would likely be some type of atrial arrythmia often related to excess stimulants like caffeine or lack of sleep. If ears negative then consider visit to cardiologist. ...Read more

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What is the cause of dilated carotid artery and dizziness?

What is the cause of dilated carotid artery and dizziness?

Unknown: Causes for carotid ectasia or aneurysms are not known. There are so many causes of dizziness. You need work-up. It is difficult to enumerate in this limited space. ...Read more

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Is pain in the carotid artery a sign of heart failure with frequent PVC's, faintness, fast heart rate and bloating?

Is pain in the carotid artery a sign of heart failure with frequent PVC's, faintness,  fast heart rate and bloating?

Carotid artery: disease in itself has no symptoms; it causes symptoms when blood flow to the brain is decreased because of it. Perhaps you are having neck pain, near the location of the carotid artery, but I would not interpret that as a sign of heart failure or cause of PVC's. Certainly frequent PVC's might be a sign of more serious dysrhythmia causing faintness/fast heart rate. You need to continue cardiac care ...Read more

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Occasional strong throbbing carotid arteries.Past basic neuroexam says im fine.I feel faint during, just anxiety?Head mri, eeg, echo scheduled to ease me

Occasional strong throbbing carotid arteries.Past basic neuroexam says im fine.I feel faint during, just anxiety?Head mri, eeg, echo scheduled to ease me

You are afraid: You may have good reason or not, but i think your doctors can help you understand your conditions or lack of disease better. Ask them for information that is clear to you and also for a referral to a therapist to help you manage your disease anxiety. Understanding = help. If possible, avoid meds that will have side effects as they may just add to your worries. Best wishes. ...Read more

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Have "whooshing" in left ear that has rhythm of heartbeat & Mild vertigo when laying prone. Carotid artery test normal. Could this be inner ear prob?

Have "whooshing" in left ear that has rhythm of heartbeat & Mild vertigo when laying prone. Carotid artery test normal. Could this be inner ear prob?

Whooshing: The carotid may be completely normal and the turbulent flow you're hearing produced nearer to the left ear perhaps inside the skull. It isn't easy to deal with. Seeing you've had trouble with your cervical vertebrae increases chances its related Discuss with your Doc. ...Read more

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2 months since biopsy have Headache, dizziness, tachycardias, neck pain after cervical lymph node biopsy, could my carotid artery have been injured.

2 months since biopsy have Headache, dizziness, tachycardias, neck pain after cervical lymph node biopsy, could my carotid artery have been injured.

Not really: Anything is possible but the injury would be unlikely, it would have been readily apparent if it happened at the time of biopsy and your symptoms are not consistent with a carotid eatey injury so I would guess your carotid artery is fine. ...Read more

Dr. Rajiva Goyal
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Syncope (Definition)

Loss of consciousness and postural tone caused by diminished cerebral blood flow. Syncope may indicate a particular medical condition, however often it may occur in an otherwise healthy individual. It is a common problem, accounting for 3% ...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