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Been using hot wrap around front/back of neck. Massage therapist said very dangerous to put heat on front (carotid art/jugular vein)have I done harm?

Been using hot wrap around front/back of neck. Massage therapist said very dangerous to put heat on front (carotid art/jugular vein)have I done harm?

I doubt it: I agree it is better to avoid putting hot things on the front of your neck, however, you have not done any damage unless you actually burned yourself.

You should be ok!

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Should I get a carotid u/s if im having reoccurring sharp pain? Only last seconds, sometimes one side sometimes the other. My BP is normal to low..

Should I get a carotid u/s if im having reoccurring sharp pain? Only last seconds, sometimes one side sometimes the other. My BP is normal to low..

No you don't need: Carotid stenosis would not give sharp neck pain as you describing. If you have carotid artery stenosis, which is very unusual as like your young age, may cause weakness if the opposite extremities. ...Read more

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Are carotid duplexes dangerous?

No: Duplex ultrasound is an excellent, noninvasive method to check for abnormal flow and atherosclerotic plaque buildup in your arteries. They are safe and effective. Occasionally a secondary test such as a ct or MRI will be recommended to confirm findings on an ultrasound. The test is not painful, and involves the technician using jelly on the area to be studied and gentle pressure with a probe. ...Read more

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What does carotid upstroke mean?

What does carotid upstroke mean?

Carotid: The pulse wave in the carotid has an upstroke and a down stroke. The up is the stroke volume filling the arteries, the down is the relaxation phase. ...Read more

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What does carotid hardening mean?

What does carotid hardening mean?

Atherosclerosis: When plaque forms in an artery, the ways may thicken and thus the term "hardening of the arteries". This is not the same as blockages but, should be evaluated by a vascular surgeon. ...Read more

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What does carotid upstrokes 1+ mean?

What does carotid upstrokes 1+ mean?

It is a grading: System for recording the strength (amplitude) of the pulse, 0 (absent) through +4 (bounding). +1 would imply a decreased or weakened pulse, for example due to shock. ...Read more

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How long do carotid stents generally last?

How long do carotid stents generally last?

Years: The 5-year re-stenosis rate for carotid stents is less than 20%. That means over 80% remain open/patent after 5 years. ...Read more

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Have you heard of tying a carotid attery off?

Have you heard of tying a carotid attery off?

Unusual: This is done during tumor surgery only if cancer is invading the carotid artery but after careful occlusion studies to ensure that tying of the carotid will not affect blood flow to the brain enough to cause neurologic problems. It may be done in an emergency in order to stop bleeding. The carotid has two main branches, and the external branch may be tied off safely for the most part. ...Read more

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What does it mean if carotid flow voids are present?

What does it mean if carotid flow voids are present?

Plaques: Ca plaques - obstructions, should know why %, anything > 50% needs intervention and all need Plavix (clopidogrel) ...Read more

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Test states my carotid upstroke is 1+, what could this mean?

Test states my carotid upstroke is 1+, what could this mean?

It is a grading: System for recording the strength (amplitude) of the pulse, 0 (absent) through +4 (bounding). +1 would imply a decreased or weakened pulse, for example due to shock. ...Read more

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I was wondering what are the new procedures for clogged carotids?

I was wondering what are the new procedures for clogged carotids?

Stents: Carotid stents are an option for treatment of carotid artery disease. As an interventional radiologist, I have been treating patients with carotid stents since 1999-2000. Make sure your doctor is well trained and has experience. ...Read more

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Should someone in his late 80s (with history of tias) have his carotids checked?

Should someone in his late 80s (with history of tias) have his carotids checked?

Absolutely: Someone who is having tias should most definitely have their carotids checked since the carotid arteries are the number one source for embolic strokes. In "symptomatic" patients, such as someone who is having tias, a carotid blockage of 50% or more warrants intervention. ...Read more

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Can someone who has been cleared with good flowing carotids, still experience symptoms of a TIA? If so how is that possible?

Can someone who has been cleared with good flowing carotids, still experience symptoms of a TIA? If so how is that possible?

Yes: TIA can be caused by arterial plaques or clots from any artery between the heart and the brain. Can also be caused by spasm of the arterial wall muscles in arteries that supply the brain, or by overall blood pressure drop in a patient who is predisposed to poor blood flow in the brain. Symptoms that mimic TIA can be from complex migraine, seizure, dehydration, intense stress, many things indeed. ...Read more

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59 years old. Mild bilateral carotid plaguing. No significant flow disturbance or velocity elevation is seen in either carotid distribution. What do?

59 years old. Mild bilateral carotid plaguing. No significant flow disturbance or velocity elevation is seen in either carotid distribution. What do?

Cholesterol: This is usually due to increased cholesterol levels. Decrease your cholesterol intake. Increase your exercise and have your lipids checked by your doctor. Good Luck ...Read more

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Do carotid stents cause strokes?

Do carotid stents cause strokes?

Possible: It is possible to develop a stroke during carotid stent placement (~ 4% in optimal patients). However the carotid stent is effective at preventing further strokes and that is why they are placed. At this point carotid stents are reserved for patients who are at high risk for open carotid endarterectomy (surgery). ...Read more

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When should you have carotid surgery?

When should you have carotid surgery?

Symptoms or >80%: Carotid endartectomy (cea) is a scientifically proven, remarkably effective procedure which prevents stroke in patients with symptomatic carotid stenosis or high grade (i.e. Greater than 80%) asymptomatic stenosis. It is a very durable and long lasting procedure and has a very high success rate when performed by an experienced vascular surgeon. ...Read more

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What are the main risks of carotid end-arterectomies?

What are the main risks of carotid end-arterectomies?

Stroke: The most common risk of a carotid endarterectomy (cea) is stroke. Although this is the most serious risk, it is less common than the risk of infection, neck, pain, and hoarsness. The risk of stroke in the hands of a trained vascular or neurosurgeon is about 1-2%. ...Read more