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Causes Of Carotid Occlusion
Anything that creates a blockage of the intestinal tract. You may think of the intestinal tract (stomach, small bowel, large bowel) as somewhat akin to a garden hose. If you kink the garden hose, or twist it, or block it inside, you have created an "obstruction". Most obstructions are a results of previous surgery and most of these ...Read more
I entered wrong size on original question. Can a 3 CM thyroid nodule cause carotid artery occlusion?
Can tias over time be caused by temporary or partial occlusion of vertebral or carotid arteries and cause foci or lesions?
Yes: Tia's are short-lived, about 20-30- minutes and usually fully reverse. If not, it is a stroke with tissue damage, and then can be seen on an mri. The event heralds risk, and preventative treatment with an antiplatelet drug should be started. An embolism from say the heart or aorta, may need anti-coagulation. The greatest future risk of TIA is a stroke within one year. ...Read more
Usually 70%: How did you find out that your artery is 60% occluded. Usually guidelines state that you do not need a stent placed until you are having symptoms (lightheadedness/dizziness, vision loss, etc) and it is 70% occluded. Depending on your situation, however, your primary doctor or cardiologist may have a different discussion with you. It is best to also get their opinion. Best wishes. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
62 female crestor (rosuvastatin) smallest amount every other day. Carotid was 20-39 % occluded, after 6 months 15% occlusion. 93#s, my concern is mental long term.?
Can a bruit be heard (louder?) rt carotid due to temp pressure (occlusion?) from head/neck positions (occupational)? (duplex sched)
Bruit is turbulence: Bruit is due to turbulence, then anything that change smooth flow of blood in your carotid such as an atherosclerotic plaque which causes narrowing the carotid can cause bruit. Change in intensity of bruit might happen due to change in heart rate, and position of your body. By the way in somebody at your aga chance of real bruit due to carotid plaque is very low. ...Read more
What is the treatment and prognosis for someone with a combination of carotid occlusion/stenosis and occlusion/stenosis of the basilar artery?
Depends: Artery disease in the neck vessels (carotid/basilar) is associated with risk for stroke. Your doc, vascular provider can best assess all the associated factors and give you a risk assessment. Treatments vary from medical management, nicotine cessation, stenting, surgery and combinations of them all. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Family history of Carotid Artery Occlusion.Good Angiogram Clear Artery's,had Mitral Valve Repair.Is Aspirin necessary?Surgeon says not really, agree?
Yes: When you are told "clear arteries" by angiogram, I suspect the doctors means "no obstructive coronary artery disease". That is not the same as saying as you have pristine arteries. There is likely some intimal thickening and or mild cholesterol buildup at your age, therefore one baby asprin 81 mg is probably the best thing u can do for yourself to reduce your risk of stroke and/or heart attack. ...Read more
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 moreSee 3 more doctor answers
I always check the character of my carotid pulse these past days the pulse has become less evident whilst the BP is still normal what could cause this?
Unnecessary worries!: In a 22 year old, there should be zero concern about carotid pulse. So i would advise you to quit looking for problems that are not there and are entirely unrealistic. You can only generate anxiety by doing what you are doing. If are worried about your health, you can get an annual physical exam...Although it is not medically indicated at your age. ...Read more
Pain in Carotids: Inflammation in the carotid arteries may cause pain. More importantly, it is critical that you see a vascular surgeon to have your carotid arteries evaluated. You will need a carotid duplex to assess the amount of stenosis in the arteries, if any. Carotid artery blockage is one of the leading causes of strokes. Have this evaluated today. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Depends on: Depends on what kind of pain. It seems that you are describing pain in the lateral area of the neck, not actually in your carotid artery. I would recommend to be evaluated for medical therapy for anxiety and you may be a candidate for muscle relaxing medication like flexeril (cyclobenzaprine hcl). Other non-medical therapy can include massage therapy, neck exercises and possibly acupuncture ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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