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I have a pin prick sensation and pain on my left fore head near that left artery... what may be the reason?

I have a pin prick sensation and pain on my left fore head near that left artery... what may be the reason?

Head pain: Get an evaluation. You could have temporal arteritis, an inflammation which is diagnosed by a blood test (sed rate) and biopsy of the temporal artery on the side of you forehead. ...Read more

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Artery (Definition)

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


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What does intracranial left artery mildy dominant mean? And hypoplastic right transverse sinus ?

What does intracranial left artery mildy dominant mean? And hypoplastic right transverse sinus ?

Normal Variants: These describe the relative contribution to the intracranial circulation. These are both normal variants. ...Read more

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What is it called when the left artery of your child's heart goes up and over instead of down like normal?

What is it called when the left artery of your child's heart goes up and over instead of down like normal?

Abnormal artery: This can be called anamolous origin of coronary artery. If this artery is not in danger from compression from pulmonary arteries than this is a benign variation and no need to worry. Discuss this with your child's cardiologist. ...Read more

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Left artery heart bypass surgery what are the complications if any?

Left artery heart bypass surgery what are the complications if any?

Many benefits & risk: You are a male 54 and bypass surgery. The society of thoracic surgeons (sts) has many resources. You can expect that the benefits of chest pain, heart function and other will be helpful. The risks of surgery are death bleeding infection stroke. It is a common surgery and has long track record of benefits. Ask your surgeon and cardiologist and friends about their experience. You are not alone ...Read more

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Can you tell me about left renal artery entrapment. My left artery is going through the diaphragm instead of what other body part?

Rare cause os RAS: Renal artery entrapment is a rare cause of renal artery stenosis (ras). It is narrowing of blood vessel supplying the kidney, kind of developmental anomaly. It may be cause if high blood pressure. Surgery is indicated in some cases although there are some no surgical treatments available. ...Read more

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Scared of having congenital coronary artery anomaly, had cardiac mri, left artery perfect and they said 90% sure the right. Image quality bad.Trust it?

Scared of having congenital coronary artery anomaly, had cardiac mri, left artery perfect and they said 90% sure the right. Image quality bad.Trust it?

Cardiology: Repeat or additional testing depends on your underlying symptoms and risk for cardiac disease. I would suggest discussing your history of chest pain and family history of cardiac problems with your cardiologist. In younger patients, cardiac causes of chest pain account for 4-6 percent of all cases. ...Read more

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I have pain in left artery in neck, have had problems with heart palpitations also and feeling dizzy. What is causing this & any treatment available?

I have pain in left artery in neck, have had problems with heart palpitations also and feeling dizzy. What is causing this & any treatment available?

Tough to say: Over the computer is is tough to say, but with any heart palpitations and dizziness you need to be evaluated and properly diagnosed to assure at the least that you have no abnormal heart issues causing your symptoms. Best wishes. ...Read more

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My left descending artery is 1.7 CM what do I watch for?

My left descending artery is 1.7 CM what do I watch for?

5- 5.5 cm diameter: The concern is rupture of a thoracic aortic aneurysm. Serial ct scans are done every 6 months to monitor growth. At 1.7 cm the chances are it will never grow to the critical level requiring surgery. At some point you probably can decrease the frequency of the scans to yearly. ...Read more

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Basiler artery and left verebral artery occulsion, what is this?

Basiler artery and left verebral artery occulsion, what is this?

Basilar artery: Basilar artery is formed by the confluence of the vertebral arteries. Vertebral arteries are branches off the subclavian arteries. They supply the posterior aspect of brain and flow into the circle of willis. Vertebral occlusions can occur due to atherosclerotic disease and dissection from trauma. ...Read more

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My diabetic dad has a lesion on the left main artery. Options 1, state run medicine in a 3rd world country. Or fly to Miami. Whats better?

My diabetic  dad has a lesion on the left main artery. Options 1, state run medicine in a 3rd world country. Or fly to Miami.  Whats better?

Hard To Advice: It is very hard to advice without knowing the extent of the disease and what treatment is recommended and needed.We do not know which third world country he lives in Some so called 3rd world countries like India have very well trained Doctors practicing in world standard Hospitals Better to get input from the treating doctors Good Luck ...Read more

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I am having left carotid artery spasms. The spasms started about 6 weeks ago intermitant and now I am having 4 or more daily for 30 sec. Or more?

I am having left carotid artery spasms.  The spasms started about 6 weeks ago intermitant and now I am having 4 or more daily  for 30 sec. Or more?

Spasm?: I am not clear as to what you mean by "spasm". If you are having muscular pain or spasms in your neck, this is not related to your carotid artery and is not an emergency. See your family doctor if that is the case. If you are having transient ischemic attacks (tias), you need to go to the emergency room. ...Read more

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Can you explain results of left carotid artery is 194cm with plaque visual what should be done?

Can you explain results of left carotid artery is 194cm with plaque visual what should be done?

194 cm???: There are a number of different criteria for determining how much narrowing is in the carotid artery based on what velocities are measured. A single value would be difficult to convert to a degree of stenosis. In general the higher the velocity the greater the narrowing. A peak systolic velocity, an end diastolic velocity and a ratio between internal and common carotid velocities are needed. ...Read more

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I had pacemaker lead break. A piece of the wire lodged in my left neck artery there is plaque on the piece of wire. The area hurts should I be worried

I had pacemaker lead break. A piece of the wire lodged in my left neck artery there is plaque on the piece of wire. The area hurts should I be worried

Not sure: Pacemaker leads are located in veins of the upper chest, not in the neck arteries. Not sure if you have a different wire that lodged in the neck due to trauma/injury? The fidelis lead was recalled for "lead fractures" resulting in dysfunction of pacemaker/defibrillators. You should have your fidelis lead extracted with new lead placement after the fracture. ...Read more

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Is a moderate to severe blockage in left carotid artery dangerous?

Carotid blockage: If asymptomatic with use of proper medical therapy a moderate carotid blockage is fairly low risk. Many vascular surgeons would favor no intervention in this situation. If symptomatic, would recommend repair of this. Options include stenting or open surgery, carotid endarterectomy. Best data suggests that stenting over age 65 -70 has higher risk of stroke than endarterectomy. ...Read more

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My husband was diagnosed with a twisted or torqued left carotid artery. Does he need surgery?

My husband was diagnosed with a twisted or torqued left carotid artery. Does he need surgery?

Depends: The carotid arteries can elongate with age and long standing hypertension. Sometimes they present as a bulge in the neck, and Ultrasound shows the elongated artery. If there are NO symptoms, (TIA, stroke) and no significant blockage due to plaque they can be OBSERVED with a vascular monitoring team. Okay to ask for second opinion or more detail if surgery has been recommended by a surgeon. Be well ...Read more