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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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Wht are the symptoms of narrowing arteries in the brain, or tias? I have a angiogram coming up next month.

Wht are the symptoms of narrowing arteries in the brain, or tias? I have a angiogram coming up next month.

Mini-Strokes: Tia's or transient ischemic attacks are stoke-like symptoms which resolve within 24hrs. Temporary unilateral visual loss described as a curtain coming down (amaurosis fugax), temporary difficulty with speech, unilateral facial drooping, or weakness are common mini-stroke or TIA like symptoms. ...Read more

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Common symptoms of clogged brain arteries?

Common symptoms of clogged brain arteries?

Stroke: Obstructed blood vessels in brain can result in transient visual loss, numbness, weakness, dizziness, etc, but if the vessel is obstructed, a permanent problem can occur, and this is a stroke. If this is your problem symptom complex, see a neurologist asap. ...Read more

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Do you know any symptoms of clogged head/brain arteries?

Do you know any symptoms of clogged head/brain arteries?

Clogged arteries: The symptoms depend on which brain blood vessels is clogged. Symptoms can range from speech difficulties, weakness of the arms or legs among other findings. ...Read more

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What is a persistent trigeminal artery in the brain and is it clinically significant in someone with no symptoms?

What is a persistent trigeminal artery in the brain and is it clinically significant in someone with no symptoms?

Never heard of one: In nearly 20 years as a neurologist I have never heard that phrase before so you have peaked my interest and I will do a little research and get back with you. But to the second half of your question if you have no symptoms of any sort then, at least for tonight you should be fine. I will keep you apprised of what I find in the meantime. Check your email. ...Read more

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Can a brain aneurysm or narrowing of the arteries show up on a MRI with contrast or with out?

Can a brain aneurysm or narrowing of the arteries show up on a MRI with contrast or with out?

Many times: These studies have limited resolution and can miss abnormalities. Mra is better than MRI as it shows the blood vessels better and is useful for screening. Even mra is limited resolution and can miss lesions smaller than 2-3mm. For high suspicion a catheter angiogram is the best study. ...Read more

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What does it mean if the arteries around your brain are inflamed?

What does it mean if the arteries around your brain are inflamed?

Risky business: This implies arteritis or vasculitis and several variations exist. Need to specify a diagnosis as prognosis does vary. But here's the point, the blood vessels can obstruct and decrease blood flow, which results in stroke. The weakened arteries may rupture causing a hemorrhage. Hopefully, your question does not relate to you or close ones, but if so, discuss with physicians. ...Read more

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What causes arteries in your brain to become blocked?

What causes arteries in your brain to become blocked?

Brain arteries: Atherosclerosis most often is by fatty deposits in arteries usually from high cholesterol plus smoking plus other factors such as heart disease, diabetes, hypertension. Also from clogging of arteries by thick blood clots or injury to vessels. ...Read more

Cerebrum (Definition)

Cerebrum essentially refers to the majority of the brain. Embryologically, it develops from the telencephalon, and together with the diencephalon, ...Read more