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What causes hardening of arteries (brain)?

What causes hardening of arteries (brain)?

Many factors: High blood pressure, diabetes, smoking, high cholesterol, genetics, age, and random chance. Not all of these may apply to any one person. ...Read more

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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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Wht are the symptoms of narrowing arteries in the brain, or tias? I have a angiogram coming up next month.

Wht are the symptoms of narrowing arteries in the brain, or tias? I have a angiogram coming up next month.

Mini-Strokes: Tia's or transient ischemic attacks are stoke-like symptoms which resolve within 24hrs. Temporary unilateral visual loss described as a curtain coming down (amaurosis fugax), temporary difficulty with speech, unilateral facial drooping, or weakness are common mini-stroke or TIA like symptoms. ...Read more

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If there was any blocked arteries in the brain, would it show on an MRI angio?

If there was any blocked arteries in the brain, would it show on an MRI angio?

Possibly: The larger vessels entering the crainum are often and well evaluated by mr angiography. As these vessel branch and travel to the brain matter they get progressively smaller. Some vascular problems can be seen even is some of these smaller arteries. It cannot see microvascular disease. ...Read more

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Is there any blocked arteries in the brain like a carotid artery that would show on ct?

Is there any blocked arteries in the brain like a carotid artery that would show on ct?

Yes: Cta is a good test to evaluate the vessels of the neck and brain. You can have blockages in the vessels inside your head. ...Read more

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What does it mean if the arteries around your brain are inflamed?

What does it mean if the arteries around your brain are inflamed?

Risky business: This implies arteritis or vasculitis and several variations exist. Need to specify a diagnosis as prognosis does vary. But here's the point, the blood vessels can obstruct and decrease blood flow, which results in stroke. The weakened arteries may rupture causing a hemorrhage. Hopefully, your question does not relate to you or close ones, but if so, discuss with physicians. ...Read more

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Common symptoms of clogged brain arteries?

Common symptoms of clogged brain arteries?

Stroke: Obstructed blood vessels in brain can result in transient visual loss, numbness, weakness, dizziness, etc, but if the vessel is obstructed, a permanent problem can occur, and this is a stroke. If this is your problem symptom complex, see a neurologist asap. ...Read more

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What arteries do doctors use to reach the brain?

What arteries do doctors use to reach the brain?

Endovascular: For endovascular trans-arterial approaches, we generally enter the common femoral artery, navigate the catheter through the aorta across the aortic arch, and then access the brain either via catheterizing the carotid arteries or vertebral arteries, depending upon the site of pathology. ...Read more

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Fluid in the brain arteries, what will cause that?

Fluid in the brain arteries, what will cause that?

Totally confused: i'm not sure what you mean. All arteries, not just brain arteries, have fluid in them. The fluid is called blood. When an artery does NOT have fluid in it is when you worry. ...Read more

Cerebrum (Definition)

Cerebrum essentially refers to the majority of the brain. Embryologically, it develops from the telencephalon, and together with the diencephalon, ...Read more