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Spasms In Carotid Artery And Face
Not a sign of plaque: 30% block in your carotid artery will not cause pain in your neck area.It is an indicator that it can compromise the blood flow to the brain if gets worse.One has to control the LDL levels in blood and bring it down with statins and diet.If it it prgresses to 60% or more, than you will need endarterectomy and reduce the chances of it leading to stroke. ...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
I have small right vertebral artery. Get pain over this area and right carotid artery often, which precedes attacks of vertigo and migraine. Stroke?
Atypical migraine: See neurologistGet a more detailed answer ›
What would cause vasculitis in rt carotid artery and temporal arteries (or effect arteries of neck and head)? Past injury or vad a possible cause?
Why compressing both left and right common carotid arteries leads to brain death when vertebral arteries(and also circle of willis) still supply .
Carotid occlusion: The vertebral arteries are not enough to sustain the entire blood brain perfusion. They contribute to the anterior circulation by means of the posterior communicating arteries. There are common anatomical variants and in some cases these arteries are not patent or existent. The situation you describe may and most likely cause a massive brain infarction with subsequent brain herniation/death. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Strange buzzing/vibration feeling in left chest quadrant and abdomen. Relief by massaging under left jaw. Vagus nerve issue? Carotid artery blockage?
Vagus maybe: doubt carotid, his would lead to stroke,blurred vision, headaches, get ultrasound of carotids if concerned; get chest xray and or cat scan, espec. if smoke , this causes cancer so if you do , quit now;if in abdomen, could be gas or nervous twitch of muscles, if doesn't go away so do the above . ...Read more
Can a pinched vertebral artery in your neck cause a pulsating sensation in or around your head of the other arteries?
Vertebral artery: No. A pinched (stenotic) vertebral artery may not have any symptoms if the opposite vertebral artery is large enough to carry the additional flow. When there is blockage of one vertebral artery and poor collateral flow from other arteries then the pinched vertebral artery can cause imbalance, spinning of the room (vertigo), and light headedness or fainting. ...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
Can a CT CHEST W/CST. + 3D visualize the coronary arteries well? The connections of the coronary arteries?
Yes: The test is excellent for ruling out significant coronary disease. It's not so good for determining the severity of coronary disease in people with known disease or who have stents since the x-ray can't penetrate calcified deposits or metal well enough. But in healthy (non-calcified) vessels, it's very accurate. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Attacks of pain directly along carotid artery av. twice a year & EXTREME lightheaded.HX of migraine and IIH. Normal MRA BUT DEFINITELY my artery. Why?
Negligible plaque in the carotid and peripheral arteries, can I assume that it's the same for coronary artery?
PROBABLY AT YOUR AGE: Atherosclerosis is a systemic disease and affects vasculature all over our bodies. If non-invasive testing shows minimal plaque, AND MOST IMPORTANTLy, if you have no symptoms of chest pain/pressure, then probably you have no CAD and/or significant plaque in coronaries. ALSO this holds if you are not diabetic. As a young person, most imp, check your lipids, address them if abnl, and healthy lifesty ...Read more
Dopplerultrasound shows chronic radial artery occlusion with collateral flow in ulnar and intraosseous artery. In pain at elbow and wrist. Need help?
Radial artery: in 80% of people the ulnar artery is the dominant artery bringing blood flow into the hand. It is unclear as to why you have a chronic radial artery occlusion, unless there was some evidence of trauma or arterial line placement. I would recommend that she be evaluated with regards to the pain at the elbow and wrist, but most likely this is not secondary to arterial insufficiency ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
What are the symptoms of having an aneurysm in your carotid artery? my left side of neck is sore and blood vessels are straining also have heart palps
Mass: An expansile / pulsitile mass with a thrill. . ...Read more
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