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Dr. Olav Jaren
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What does it mean "Normal vascular flow voids are present in the distal carotid and vertebral arteries, the basilar artery and the proximal anterior, ?

What does it mean "Normal vascular flow voids are present in the distal carotid and vertebral arteries, the
basilar artery and the proximal anterior, ?

Normal arteries: Since the blood is moving during an MRI, the inside of the blood vessels appears to be a "flow void". This is the language used to report normal-appearing blood vessels. ...Read more

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Artery (Definition)

Arteries are a type of blood vessels. We can divide blood vessels into 2 categories. Arteries are high pressure vessels which deliver (red) oxygen + blood out into the body. Veins on the other hand or low pressure vessels which return (dark) oxygent - blood from the body ...Read more


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How can I treat vertebro basilar artery insufficiency?

How can I treat vertebro basilar artery insufficiency?

Meds, reduce risks: This is generally from narrowing/blockage of the arteries to the back of the brain. Symptoms of this can vary, but often include dizziness, difficulty using an arm, loss of sensation of face/arm/leg. It is treated with antiplatelet medications (eg. Aspirin, plavix, aggrenox), controlling cholesterol, blood pressure, diabetes, cessation of tobacco use, and in some cases placing a stent. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: vertebro basilar artery insufficiency?

What is the definition or description of: vertebro basilar artery insufficiency?

VBI: Refers to a temporary set of symptoms due to decreased blood flow in the posterior circulation of the brain. The posterior circulation supplies blood to the medulla, cerebellum, pons, midbrain, thalamus, and occipital cortex (responsible for vision). ...Read more

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Can the basilar artery be stented if it is not occluded?

Can the basilar artery be stented if it is not occluded?

Basilar Artery Steno: Yes it can, but the risk of embolic (blood clot) stroke and benefit compared to risk make the procedure used rarely. Anti coagulation is used more often for intracranial vascular occlusive disease. ...Read more

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What does tortuous-basilar-artery means?

What does tortuous-basilar-artery means?

Basilar: It usually means nothing unless there is a reason to have to navigate it ...Read more

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What isa top basilar artery stroke?

What isa  top basilar artery stroke?

Basilar for brainstm: The top of the basilar artery is like a fork in the road. When a blood clot affects this area, small strokes can occur in the brainstem, causing numbness, weakness, trouble talking, eye symptoms, or impaired consciousness, and sometimes, more than one stroke occurs at the same time. ...Read more

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