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Total Occlusion Of Carotid Artery
Total Occlusion: Total Occlusion means that it is completely blocked and no blood can flow through it. That is very bad. The brain is where the blood is going! If you have disease in any artery, you probably have disease in other arteries. Inflammation is one of the main causes.
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
Can tias over time be caused by temporary or partial occlusion of vertebral or carotid arteries and cause foci or lesions?
Yes: Tia's are short-lived, about 20-30- minutes and usually fully reverse. If not, it is a stroke with tissue damage, and then can be seen on an mri. The event heralds risk, and preventative treatment with an antiplatelet drug should be started. An embolism from say the heart or aorta, may need anti-coagulation. The greatest future risk of TIA is a stroke within one year.
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Family history of Carotid Artery Occlusion. Good Angiogram Clear Artery's, had Mitral Valve Repair. Is Aspirin necessary? Surgeon says not really, agree?
Yes: When you are told "clear arteries" by angiogram, I suspect the doctors means "no obstructive coronary artery disease". That is not the same as saying as you have pristine arteries. There is likely some intimal thickening and or mild cholesterol buildup at your age, therefore one baby asprin 81 mg is probably the best thing u can do for yourself to reduce your risk of stroke and/or heart attack.
Arteries to head: The carotid arteries start in the chest and progress up the sides of the neck. About mid neck they split and one branch supplies blood to the face the, the other continues without branches into the skull and supplies blood to the brain.See 1 more doctor answer
Atherosclerosis: The atherosclerotic plaque builds up at the bifurcation="branch point of the common carotid into external (face) and internal (brain) components. It may remain asymptomatic or may cause TIA or stroke. Commonly a significant narrowing is 80-99% there is a large medical scientific literature on this subject.See 2 more doctor answers
Ultrasound: By an ultrasound exam of the neck arteries.See 1 more doctor answer
No: A dowager's hump will not affect carotid artery flow. Disease in the carotid artery will affect flow.See 1 more doctor answer
Vascular surgeon: This may be a normal variant and have no clinical significance, but to be sure I recommend an evaluation by a vascular surgeon.
CEA: The gold standard for carotid stenosis is carotid endarterectomy.See 4 more doctor answers
Variable: Can be many results including: nothing, blood accumulation in the neck, ecchymosis (black and blue mark), hematoma (firm mass of blood), or, in the worse case, a stroke.
Anything that creates a blockage of the intestinal tract. You may think of the intestinal tract (stomach, small bowel, large bowel) as somewhat akin to a garden hose. If you kink the garden hose, or twist it, or block it inside, you have created an "obstruction". Most obstructions are a results of previous surgery and most of these ...Read more
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