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Internal And External Carotid Arteries
Chest wall: The ima [internal thoracic artery or internal mammary artery] branches supply the chest wall structures including the ribs, muscles, breasts continueing and perforating superfically to supply the abdominal wall structures as the superior epigastric artery. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
Can you you explain peak systolic velocity in right internal carotid artery 61.9 and 80.7 in left internal carotid?
Sounds normal: These velocities sound normal. As your carotids narrow, the velocity of blood increases. Sort of like when you put your thumb over the end of a hose. The water moves faster and goes farther. In many labs, the cutoff is 125cm/s. Below this, there may be some narrowing, stenosis, but it is not significant. Discuss the results with your doctor. ...Read more
Cardiologist said Aneurysm External and Internal Carotid very rare in Neck and rare inside Sternal Head andJugular Notch No Ultrasound Needed ?True?
Carotid thoughts: I assume there are no symptoms. Aneurysms are rare but do occur. See: http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0741521400498800 Why not instead worry about garden variety plaque/stenosis in a 49 yo and try for a screening carotid U/S? No harm in a screening U/S, but may not be so available in the UK. Would advise if a signif. history of smoking or family history of vascular disease. ...Read more
Bilateral high flow in common carotid artery and internal carotid artery with normal end diastolic velocity and no stenosis. Is this normal?
How high is high?: Increased flow without stenosis can happen if the cardiac output is very high or there is tortuosity if the arteries Generally don't worry until systolic velocity is over 200 cm/sec and even then it is probably ok with normal diastolic velocity why did you get the test? IF you are asymptomtic I would not worry too much ...Read more
Different names: Different names, same procedure. (they're the same). ...Read more
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Is there a treatment for internal carotid artery (tortuous) with left ear constant whooshing, mitral valve prolapse too?
Yes : For the noise in your ear they make noise damper devices. There is no medication in surgery would do a lot more harm than good as long as the blood flows normal in your Carotid artery. As far as mitral valve prolapse and you do have to have more information from your doctor cardiologist regarding treatment in most prolapse and without Regurgitation mitral valve does not require any treatment ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Can past vad - vertebral arterty dissection cause stenosis or a bruit in the carotid artery? Or any other stress to local arteries? What is the path?
Not usually: A bad trauma can cause dissection of vertebral and carotid arteries at the same time but rare. Carotid bruit can indicate a stenosis which is usually atherosclerosis. Fibromuscular dysplasia can cause narrowing. Fmd is usually in women. Fmd can affect the vertebral arteries and the carotid arteries. Fmd can cause dissection in vertebral and carotid arteries. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Normal Carotid Doppler Studies.1- Right ICA encircling the Internal carotic artery. 2- Complex mass in the right thyroid lobe. History Neck cancer.
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
MRI vertebrobasilar hypoplasia right side theres robust flow void anastomosing the basilar artery w cavernous portion of internal carotid artery/mean?
Normal variant: The arteries at the base of the brain can course in several different patterns but ultimately get the job done, that is, supply brain tissue. Your pattern is like your fingerprint. Some more unusual patterns have an increased association with aneurysms, but this would have likely been described if present and vertebro basilar hypoplasia, as in the picture, is pretty common. ...Read more
Will undergo an MRI of the aorta. Will the doc c all of the aorta from iliac to the carotid arteries? and will they c aneurysms of carotid arteris?
Maybe: Depends on the technique they employ. It is certainly entirely possible to accurately see the carotids if they include it in the field of view. ...Read more
Depends: Coronary steal from unligated side branches from the left internal mammary artery (lima) when it is used for coronary bypass is an area of open debate. Most surgeons will ligate a large side branch to prevent the possibility of steal, small branches are often not (the risk of ligating higher than the liklihood of steal). The exact size that requires ligation to prevent steal is unknown. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Had a doppler for the carotid arteries and the conclusion is:accelerated blood flow, reversed blood flow above the carotid bifurcation?Is this serious?
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