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Vertebral Artery Calcification
The 2 vertebral arteries arise from the left and right subclavian arteries and supply the brainstem and cerebellum. Dissection is rare (2.5/100, 000), affect women to men 3:1 and can cause stroke in people
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
Arteriosclerotic internal carotid & vertebro basilar arteries predominantly the left vertebrobasilar segment appearing tortuous with slight prominence?
Coronary Angiography report concluded;"atherosclerotic coronary artery disease showing moderate proximal LAD mixed stenotic lesion 50%"what it means?
Test Result: I find it is best to discuss any test result with the physician who did the test or ordered the test. They can interpret it knowing all the clinical history involved and tell you exactly what is going on. ...Read more
MRI vertebrobasilar hypoplasia right side theres robust flow void anastomosing the basilar artery w cavernous portion of internal carotid artery/mean?
Normal variant: The arteries at the base of the brain can course in several different patterns but ultimately get the job done, that is, supply brain tissue. Your pattern is like your fingerprint. Some more unusual patterns have an increased association with aneurysms, but this would have likely been described if present and vertebro basilar hypoplasia, as in the picture, is pretty common. ...Read more
None: Calcification of any artery, by itself, does not warrant any type of intervention or follow up. If that calcification is associated with a stenosis ("narrowing") of the artery, then that may require follow up and/or an operation. The carotid arteries are very often calcified and if associated with a high grade stenosis, may portend a higher risk of stroke. Discuss with a vascular surgeon. ...Read more
Chronic radial artery occlusion. Pain in hand arterial doppler shows interosseos artery enlarged. Ulnar artery responsbile for profusion. Advice?
radial artery is narrowed in calibre with eccentric calcific foci in its midportion causing partial occlusion. What is calcific foci?
Elderly Hypertensive: Carotid stenosis usually occurs secondary to longstanding atherosclerosis. Risk factors include high blood pressure, diabetes, and coronary artery disease. It takes time for atherosclerotic plaques to develop, so most patients with carotid artery stenosis are older adults. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Cerebrovascular Duplex Scan reveals bilateral homogeneous plaque present in carotid bulbs. No evidence stenosis/plaque in ICA. Lower stroke risk?
It is: seen in "hardening of the arteries" a disease which is connected with Cholesterol problems. It needs a complete medical/"vascular" evaluation>Start with your PCP (Primary Care provider) Hope this helps! BE WELL TAKE ACTION! Dr Z ...Read more
Calcified CAD: Plaque in coronary arteries is in a real sense abnormal tissue. Calcium tends to accumulate in abnormal tissues in our bodies. This phenomenon is called dystrophic calcification. The amount of coronary artery calcium as detected by specialized ct scans can be used as a predictor of future cardiac events such as heart attack. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Ultrasound shows artherosclerotic changes in the aorta! chest xray showed calcification of the aortic arch?
I had CT/Angio of neck they found minimal aortic arch calcification, mild ectasia of the proximal left vertebral artery over a focal segment.
Small..: It means that one was born with a small right vertebral artery. ...Read more
There is a dominant right
vertebral artery. Outpouch measures 2 mm in width and 4 mm in length.suspicious for an aneurysm. What does it mean?
My consultant said my right vertebral artery is narrower than the left one. but it is something i have been born with and it is not a problem.
See below: A vertebral artery is a small artery that comes of of the aorta (the biggest vessel in the body that takes oxygenated blood away form the heart to deliver to the rest of the body) to give blood to the vertebrae. There are two arteries , one right and one left until the aorta splits. Since the aorta runs right next to the vertebral column, they are very short. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Normal variant: Hypoplastic right vertebral artery implies that this artery is very small and its function is taken over by the left vertebral artery. This is a normal variant and does not cause any problems unless you develop significant blockage in the left vertebral artery such as happens with vertebral artery dissection. ...Read more
Smaller than normal: Smaller....less developed than normalGet a more detailed answer ›
Congenital: You were born with it that way and it doesn't matter, so forget about it. Your left vertebral artery, left carotid and right carotid are handling the supply for you. ...Read more
If my right vertebral artery is markedly hypoplastic, and the left one is dominant. If the left one becomes damaged I’m instantly doomed?
Brain blood supply: Not necessarily! Your brain also gets blood supply from the carotid arteries in the front of your neck. The part of your brain that gets blood from the vertebral arteries can get blood supply from the carotid arteries through the circle of Willis that connects the carotid arteries to the vertebral arteries. ...Read more
Is it likely I have a vertebral artery tear from awkwardly reaching up to grab something while sitting? I could feel pressure on the side of my neck.
Vertebral artery tea: Very unlikely to never heard of this. ...Read more
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Vertebral artery compression. Can i have an MRA scan with my head turned right which is what causes my symptoms??
MRI positional : Yes. If the radiologist works with the MRI tech sets up the scan of your neck but many radiologists can look at the standard MRI images and determine the area of question compressing the artery if they know to look for it make sure they have a good history before they read the study ...Read more
MRI also shows vertebral artery flow not well visualized may be markedly diminutive.sten/rev of flow/occ less likely .CTA if indicated. ?
I was stretching and bent my neck quickly sideways hard multiple times. Could my vertebral artery be torn or damaged? I feel slightly dizzy.
A vertebral artery is a small artery that comes of of the aorta (the biggest vessel in the body that takes oxygenated blood away form the heart to deliver to the rest of the body) to give blood to the vertebrae. There are two arteries , one right and one left until the aorta splits. Since the aorta runs right next to the vertebral column, ...Read more
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