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Can statins unclog carotid arteries?

Can statins unclog carotid arteries?

Not really : Statins stabilize plaque so they are the best defense against atherosclerotic plaque. They decrease ischemic and embolic events. However, they do not reverse a stenosis. ...Read more

Dr. Creighton Wright
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Circulation (Definition)

1.Movement to and fro or around something, esp. That of fluid in a closed system. 2.The continuous motion by which the blood travels through all parts of the body under the action of the heart. Compliments ...Read more


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Could blocked carotid arteries impair vision?

Could  blocked carotid arteries impair vision?

Definately: Amarosis fugax, or "fleeting blindness" is described as a curtain coming down over your eye -- this is a classic presentation of carotid artery disease. You should see your doctor right away. ...Read more

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Could blocked carotid arteries impair vision?

Could blocked carotid arteries impair vision?

Yes: It can cause a field cut (homonymous hemianopsia) in which vision is lost in the same area of the field in both eyes often described as "shade coming down"; it can also cause sudden blindness in one eye (retinal embolism). ...Read more

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Is 700/0 carotid artery narrowing a TIA symtom?

Is 700/0 carotid artery narrowing a TIA symtom?

Not clear: Your question is not clear. Please reframe the question to get correct answer. ...Read more

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What is carotid artery stenosis and stroke?

What is carotid artery stenosis and stroke?

2 things: Carotid artery stenosis means narrowing of the artery. Stroke is death or damage to brain due to circulatory issues. Many strokes (approx 1/3rd) are due to carotid artery disease. Although frequently connected, they are not the same. Many strokes occur without carotid stenosis. Many carotids are completely occluded (slowly) without resultant strokes. ...Read more

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What causes carotid artery stenosis?

What causes carotid artery stenosis?

Atherosclerosis: Usually it is the result of the build up of atherosclerotic plaques over time due to the buildup of cholesterol. ...Read more

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If doppler arterial ultrasound says ulnar artery is supplying flow and collateral flow is good . What is embolism with branch occlusion.

If doppler arterial ultrasound says ulnar artery is supplying flow and collateral flow is good . What is embolism with branch occlusion.

I will try again: There are several cause of arterial occlusions. There are degrees of arterial blockage. If a clot moves- embolize s it can obstruct multiple vessels and branches causing more tissue to be under circulated-ischemic. The remaining question is why the radial clotted: embolus, trauma, needle sticks, thoracic outlet and aneurysm. Need exam. Doppler helps define the location but not the cause. ...Read more

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Who gets carotid artery stenosis?

Elderly Hypertensive: Carotid stenosis usually occurs secondary to longstanding atherosclerosis. Risk factors include high blood pressure, diabetes, and coronary artery disease. It takes time for atherosclerotic plaques to develop, so most patients with carotid artery stenosis are older adults. ...Read more

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Does angiogram show heart coronary arteries blockage?

Does angiogram show heart coronary arteries blockage?

Yes: Yes, a coronary angiogram is the most widely used test to look for blockages in the arteries of the heart and to decide the best treatment option (medication only vs stent vs bypass surgery). ...Read more

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Can your carotid artery spasm?

Can your carotid artery spasm?

Not really: Carotid disease cause stroke, only fmd (fibromuscular dysplasia) causes muscular spasms but they are typically asymptomatic... ...Read more

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Coronary heart disease--same as clogged arteries?

Coronary heart disease--same as clogged arteries?

Yes.: Clogged coronary arteries are the pathological underpinning of coronary heart disease. ...Read more

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Arterial doppler indicates that brachial, ulnar and intraosseous artery are of low resistive pattern. S this normal. Radial artery occluded due to clot?

Unusual: A peripheral artery should have a high resistant pattern on doppler exam. A low resistance may suggest a connection with a vein, arterial venous (av) malformation or av fistula. An injury to the arm may have caused occlusion of the radial artery and also an av fistula. Luckily the ulnar artery is usually the main vessel supplying the hand. Further studies may be needed to define the anatomy. ...Read more

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Is there blood circulation in the coronary arteries?

Is there blood circulation in the coronary arteries?

Yes, except: Yes, except in areas of infarction where the myocardial cells have died. Infarcted myocardium is dead heart tissue. This is usually the result of a myocardium infarction, mi, or heart attack. The purpose of a cardiac intervention: balloon angioplasty or stent, is to save this tissue before the process becomes irreversible. ...Read more

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What causes dilated carotid arteries?

What causes dilated carotid arteries?

Sometimes...: A dilated or aneursymal carotid on ultrasound is simply what we call a "redundant" carotid, meaning it is long and wraps on itself, so it looks bigger on ultrasound. True enlarged carotid arteries should be evaluated by a vascular surgeon. ...Read more

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When shoud heart artery stenoses be stented or bypassed?

When shoud heart artery stenoses be stented or bypassed?

Depends: When blood flow is sufficiently reduced by a greater than 70% blockage of an artery or arteries, to the point of permanent damage or weaknening of the heart muscle, or when a plaque ruptures and a blood clot repeatedly forms with resulting blockage of blood flow, then an artery needs to be stented, or bypassed. ...Read more

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What is cerebral artery occlusion?

Clot: It is when something blocks blood flow through one of the cerebral arteries or their branches; often, this is a clot, and can result in a stroke. ...Read more

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Do carotid stents cause strokes?

Do carotid stents cause strokes?

Possible: It is possible to develop a stroke during carotid stent placement (~ 4% in optimal patients). However the carotid stent is effective at preventing further strokes and that is why they are placed. At this point carotid stents are reserved for patients who are at high risk for open carotid endarterectomy (surgery). ...Read more

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