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Stroke Arteries Neck Blocked Treatment
Medication: Mledications to keep platelets from clumping may help. Also ensure that the arteries are completely blocked (if there is even a slight opening, surgery/stenting may be possible (but not if they are completely blocked). It may be worthwhile to discuss (somewhat controversial) surgical options like eca-ica bypass with your physician if there are complete blockages of both ica arteries. ...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
Do all artery dissections in neck result in stroke? how likely is it to end up in stroke? Is it possible for CAD to heal alone without treatment?
Circumstances: Artery dissections in the neck may occur due to hypertension and atherosclerosis but also secondary to trauma. A stroke is just one of the possible outcomes along with rupture, aneurysm formation, stenosis, and complete occlusion. Occlusion may cause a stroke but not always if your collateral circulation is adequate. The healing of atherosclerosis is controversial. Diet and exercise cut risk ...Read more
My dad has a blocked arterie in his neck they will not do surgery what else can he do? He is in good health but he is worried about a stroke. He is 81
After ultrasounds, my son's doctor told him he has thickening of the artery in his neck. How serious is this? What treatment is she likely to suggest for this conditions? She is not seeing him again until may and I am concerned that she is not seeing hi
In : In order to better answer your question, how old is your son? Is he a smoker? Does he suffer from high blood pressure? Has he ever had a stroke? Does he have heart disease? Ultrasounds over the last few years have gotten exceedingly good at being able to pick up mild abnormalities in blood vessels; sometimes these findings mean little and sometimes they have significance. Did the doctor indicate that there was a narrowing of his arteries? If that is the case, just like the previous answer, it may make a difference as to how narrow things are and whether or not he is having symptoms. It is not unreasonable to follow these findings with ultrasounds at 6 months or even a year, but it all depends upon how severe the narrowing is upon it being first discovered. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
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?
What are some diseases of the caroited arteries in neck that affects children and teens that can lead to stroke?!
Can going to the chiropractic too much cause an issue with an artery in your neck that can lead to a stroke?
I have a small swelling on the right side of my neck near the carotid artery and I have already had one stroke and surgery. It's not a hard knot?
Go see ur Family Doc: That small swelling on side of your neck could be caused by infection, swollen gland, cancer, scar, reaction to suture material, etc. Bottom line, rather than speculate, go see your Family Doc for examination. Also work w/your doc to optimize stroke risk factors, eg atrial fibrillation, blood pressure, cholesterol, sugar etc, to prevent 2nd one. And learn FAST acronym: http://goo.gl/2Q7GKE ...Read more
Stroke from Artery in neck can i drink coffee on Clopidogrel
and Fibrazate XL 400 mg as lots of research states stroke reduction for regular drinkers?
Below: There should be no contraindication for small amts of coffee. However, what you put in the coffee should be carefully watched. ...Read more
I have clogged arteries toward the neck, doctor said if i get surgery, its a 40% chance no stroke, what to do?
?carotid stenosis: If you possess 60-90% obstruction of your carotid arteries on one or both sides, surgery may be protective, but medication may be an alternative approach in some cases. Your words convey lack of confidence, so, seek out a second opinion with an experienced vascular surgeon. ...Read more