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Doctor insights on: Carotid Artery Rupture Symptoms

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Is it possible to check your pulse so much that your carotid artery ruptures?

Is it possible to check your pulse so much that your carotid artery ruptures?

Not likely: I know of no cases of a ruptured carotid artery from excessive pulse checking. At 23, your carotid artery should be healthy and without significant calcification or cholesterol buildup which can cause a problem with blockage but not rupture later in life. Read more

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Dr. Abraham Jaskiel
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Artery (Definition)

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


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Seeing spots symptoms of carotid artery disease?

Seeing spots symptoms of carotid artery disease?

Very rarely, if ever.: Usual is amaurosis fugax, like a shade coming down over the vision of one eye only, but not both. An unusual variation is bright light amaurosis, brought on in one eye when in bright light, because the extra light puts more demand on the retina.The key in all vision changes with carotid disease is that it is monocular, a point missed by most practitioners. If a symptom affects both eyes, not carotid! Read more

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What are the symptoms of a carotid artery aneurysm?

What are the symptoms of a carotid artery aneurysm?

Few: Abnormal pulsation in the neck, prominent visible structure in the neck, otherwise these aneurysms produce no symptoms. Rarely tia's or stroke sx are noted. Read more

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What symptoms typically go along with carotid artery disease?

What symptoms typically go along with carotid artery disease?

Risk of stroke: Carotid disease is a risk factor for stroke. Prior to a stroke, a patient may have transient ischemic attacks (tias), which are brief episodes of weakness or numbness on one side of the body, coordination or speech difficulties. A specific TIA attributable to carotid disease is a brief loss of vision in one eye called amaurosis fugax. Treatment of asymptomatic carotid disease is controversial. Read more

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What are symptoms differences both common carotid arteries are compressed from that when both jugular veins are compressed?

One Hurts: When you compress both carotids, you only have two tiny arteries ("vertebrals") left supplying the whole brain. Ergo, you hit the ground unconscious. If the compression isn't relieved, you die fast. The veins are more compliant, but less redundant. Compression of the jugular leaves the brain with no backup drainage. You'll get a phenomenal headache as pressure builds up, then something will pop. Read more

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How different are symptoms when both common carotid arteries is compressed from that when both jugular veins are compressed?

How different are symptoms when both common carotid arteries is compressed from that when both jugular veins are compressed?

Ischemia or congesti: When compressing both carotid artery, the blood flow to brain will be cut down as ischemic condition as like fainting, dizzy or passing out. The both jugular vein compressing cause congestion of blood to brain may cause headache, nausea or vomiting. Read more

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If your mother has 50% blocked Carotid Arteries at 75+ At what age should the Son or Daughter be checked (Screened)Are there symptoms to look out for?

If your mother has 50% blocked Carotid Arteries at 75+ At what age should the Son or Daughter be checked (Screened)Are there symptoms to look out for?

Atherosclerosis: Atherosclerosis is a systemic problem, I.e. High circulating levels of bad cholesterol (LDL) deposit in different vascular beds over time. In other words, more important for u to get a fasting lipid panel and treat your cholesterol aggressively rather than query about a point in time to check for occult carotid artery disease. Additionally if u are of south Asian descent, pls not LDL <100 mg/dl. Read more

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Anybody have pain behind right ear as a symptom of carotid artery disease?

Anybody have pain behind right ear as a symptom of carotid artery disease?

Very unusual: Typical carotid artery atherosclerotic disease causes stroke but no pain. In a the rare cases of carotid dissection patient can present with neck pain. Read more

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What could cause peak systolic velocity of right internal carotid artery to be elevated to 130cm/s but no elevation in left ica & no stenosis found?

Peak velocity: Sometimes what is being recorded is not the velocity in the internal carotid but an adjacent artery such as external carotid. This could also be related to high flow situations or other technical factors. Read more

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If your internal carotid arteries are normal wouldn't the external ones be normal as well?

If your internal carotid arteries are normal wouldn't the external ones be normal as well?

No certainty & be: Aware that only the opening is usually evaluated by ultrasound or angiography. While relevant for blood flow (at the moment), atherosclerosis is in the walls, does not produce narrowing & plaque ruptures leading to clot promoting debris shedding into the blood stream & clots are what creates strokes, not narrowing. Study: http://goo. Gl/aRhOU2, the image & my answers on healthtap for understanding. Read more

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What does narrowing of the carotid artery mean?

Atherosclerosis: The atherosclerotic plaque builds up at the bifurcation="branch point of the common carotid into external (face) and internal (brain) components. It may remain asymptomatic or may cause TIA or stroke. Commonly a significant narrowing is 80-99% there is a large medical scientific literature on this subject. Read more

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Can you be saved if you sever your carotid artery? It's for a story.

Can you be saved if you sever your carotid artery? It's for a story.

Yes: Depends on the situation and the degree of injury. It's unlikely an open stab wound that severs the artery in half could be saved just because of the logistics of getting the person to surgery in time. If the wound is closed (like the skin) tampanode can slow the bleeding enough to give the patient more time survive until surgery. Read more

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Could the carotid arteries clear themselves or with massaging my neck?

Could the carotid arteries clear themselves or with massaging my neck?

Not likely: A stenosis of the carotid arteries as in any other artery is a process that takes years to develop and is referred to as plaque. Plaque that has developed in the artery does not go away on its own. It can be removed reliably and safely with endarterectomy of the carotid artery. Massaging the carotid arteries will likely not help the situation and may dislodge unstable plaque making it dangerous. Read more

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How deep would one have to stab themselves to severe their carotid artery?

You: Need too speak with someone about your thoughts to hurt yourself reach out to family or friends stay calm if you need us we are here Read more

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Why might someone feel a squeezing sensation near the right carotid artery?

Why might someone feel a squeezing sensation near the right carotid artery?

Carotodynia: Sometimes the carotid bulb can become sore, inflamed. Then it can hurt to touch. Must first however exclude other problems masquerading as carotodynia such as enlarged lymph nodes, muscle strain, etc Read more

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How can I find carotid artery for pulse?

How can I find carotid artery for pulse?

Use your fingers: If you are taking your own pulse take your second & third finger; place them over your neck below your chin and slide them to your side (opposite side of the hand you are using is easier) until you feel a pulsation. You will need to put a firm pressure to feel it. Be careful to take pulse at the neck one side at a time as if you do both sides at the same time you could get dizzy. 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


Rupture (Definition)

When a hollow structure like an blood vessel, a cyst, bladder, bowel, etc bursts we ...Read more