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Medicine For Carotid Artery Dissection
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
Uncommon: A dissection is a separation of the inner layer of an artery from the outer layer. The risk aside from direct obstruction is that the internal blood pressure can enter this new pocket and rapidly tear open more of the lining, shutting down the artery or even causing a leak - both of these events are deadly. Any major arteries can be affected; the carotid is less common than the aorta. ...Read more
Arterial tear: An uncommon cause of stroke, but among younger patients, it is one of the most common. Sometimes spontaneously, sometimes after an activity that involves sudden torsion to the neck, a tear may form along the three layers that constitute the arterial wall. This tear causes turbulent blood flow and predisposes to clot formation. These clots can then cause a stroke by blocking important arteries. ...Read more
Stroke/horner/pain: This depend on the cause either sponataneuos or traumatic. Spontaneous can present sometimes with neck pain and headache, horner syndrome (ptosis, miosis, anhidrosis), stroke or minor strokes or tia. Traumatic usually asymptomatic except for pain at injury site but can present with stroke or tia. ...Read more
Tear or disruption: Tear or disruption between the three layers of the artery wall which start at one location and can extend, enlarge, forms clots with embolization or thrombose and occlude the artery, in rare cases it can rupture but not typically in the carotids. The major problem in carotid dissection is stoke. ...Read more
Yes: This is typically a self limited event that is triggered by hypertension or an injury to the neck. He should be followed by a vascular surgeon that will be able to guide him through the treatment options. He will likely only need ultrasound follow up for this along with blood pressure control. ...Read more
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Daily lightheadedness for approx 7 weeks. If it was carotid artery dissection would things have got a lot worse by now?
Probably, but: Better to get checked and get to the correct diagnosis first. Good luck. ...Read more
Dissection: A carotid dissection caused by poking a finger in the neck would be unlikely. ...Read more
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Internal carotid artery dissection and exercise...My dissection has mostly healed (2mm aneurysm remains) over the last 20 months. What kind of exercise can I do and at what intensity?
Ask UR cardiologist: Whoever is following you medically needs to be involved in this discussion, as their recommendations is what you'll need to follow closely. Give your doctor a call, and she what s/he says. You don't want to aggrevate the remaining 2 mm aneursym present. This is a great question, and glad you are exercising carefully! ...Read more
What are the options for someone with a spontaneous internal carotid artery dissection that did not heal after 6 months and is taking aspirin daily?
Carotid dissection: This is serious and options depends on the location. At any rate dissections can be very dangerous and may result in stroke or bleeding. Please see a vascular surgeon to discuss options. ...Read more
Would I know if I had a carotid artery dissection? Last couple of days facial tension, no pain or headache. Its not numb. Tingly lips today. Age 28.
Usually painful: If you have no history of trauma- spontaneous dissection typically affects persons in middle age. ...Read more
I read about carotid artery dissection. I saw that sneezing, couching, vomiting, hiccups and minor neck movements or tilting can cause it. True? Rare? Age28
Certainly: Carotid artery dissection, a tear in the inner lining of the artery wall, is a potentially life-threatening condition. ...Read more
I have bilateral carotid artery dissections that are 100% occluded for 1 year. Is it possible they will recanalize after so long?
Unlikely.: Dissections usually recanalize withing 3 months. Sounds like the blood flow is routed to vertebrals now. ...Read more
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
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 more
Dissection: They are seen on CT. MR is a better test for dissection ...Read more
I had a dissection in my carotid artery in February. I still experience light pain in left jaw, ear and neck. Is this normal?
Potentially: It is potentially consistent with what you went through. I would certainly recommend you follow up with your doctor to make sure your recovery is staying on track. ...Read more
No: Both tests are famously insensitive and non-specific. Never rely on them for anything, but take the data as one very minor piece of information for complicated decision-making. ...Read more
Went to chiropractor. Now neck hurts on coratid artery and teeth have started to ache what could cause this and could it be artery dissection?
Vertebral artery sx: The typical presentation of vertebral artery dissection is a young person with severe occipital headache and posterior neck pain following a recent, relatively minor, head or neck injury. Other symptoms: facial pain and numbness, speech difficulty, hoarseness, loss of pain and temperature sensation in the trunk and limbs, loss of taste, hiccups, vertigo, nausea, double vision, or problem swallowi. ...Read more
A tear in the vessel: Arteries are made up of several layers much like an onion. Occaisionally a small tear in the most inner layer can occur. The blood flows through the artery under high pressure. This jet of blood can separate the layers causing the vessel to obstruct (close off). In the vertebral artery this could cause a stroke. ...Read more
Tear or disruption between the three layers of the artery wall which start at one location and can extend, enlarge, forms clots with embolization or thrombose and occlude the artery, in rare cases it can rupture but not typically in the carotids. The major problem in ...Read more