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Internal Carotid Arteries
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
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
I have less than 50% stenosis of the bilateral internal carotid arteries by nascet criteria, should I be concerned?
Mild diffuse atherosclerotic plaques are seen w in internal carotid arteries. No hemodynamically significant carotid stenosis per ratio criteria?
Stabbed: A cut internal carotid would lead to death in a minute roughly, unconscious quicker. ...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
What does it mean when you have 1-15% stenosis of right and left internal carotid artery and that clinical correlation recommended?
Does a 0.5 x 0.5 x 0.5 CM well defined saccular outpouching in the medial aspect of the supraclinoidsegment of right internal carotid artery dangerous?
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?
Was originally told I had a dissection of my internal carotid artery.... Now being told it is a pseudo aneurism..... What exactly is the difference?
See below: An pseudoaneurysm is when there is a breach in the blood vessel (usually due to injury), but the bleeding gets trapped by the surrounding tissue forming a hematoma. A dissection is actual tearing of the layers of the carotid artery - in this case. In general terms, dissection tends to be more of a surgical issue. In both cases, treatment depends on the size, etiology of the condition. ...Read more
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