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Internal Carotid Arteries
I have less than 50% stenosis of the bilateral internal carotid arteries by nascet criteria, should I be concerned?
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
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
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
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?
My internal carotid artery spasms at siphon causing me to have tia's. Is there a way to stop the spasms, which will stop the tia's. I can have 5 a day?
Carotid arteries: This seems a worrisome issue. How was it determined specifically? Please discuss this fully with your physicin or consult a vascular specialist. ...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?
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