Pulse in my head. Is this indicative of carotid artery disease?

No. Carotid artery disease usually become symptomatic when an embolus or clot goes to the brain and cause stroke or mini stroke . Hearing pulse in the head does not indicate the presence or absence of disease.
Could be... Sensing or even hearing a pulse or "whooshing" noise in your head is not a common sign of carotid artery disease - but I have seen it. It could also be a sign of a vascular malformation or fistula near the inner ear. It also could be a sign of high blood pressure. Get it checked out.

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I can hear my heartbeat in my head. Is this indicative of carotid artery disease?

NO. The carotid artery in the neck forks into two branches at the ear level. Just as in a river fork, flow at the fork is turbulent. This turbulence is what some people hear, even though there may be no narrowing in the artery. Next time you see your doctor have him/her listen over the carotid artery. If there is a bruit (swishing noise) there, an ultrasound study should be obtained. Read more...

Doctors please advise. Is it ok to press your carotid to ck pulse if you have carotid artery disease?

Usually not. Routinely, if you have carotid artery disease, you dont want to manipulate the area and dislodge plaques that may cause problem to ur brain like stroke. However, if you pass out and have no obvious pulse, your doctor may press on your neck or your groin to check pulse regardless of your underlying disease. Read more...
Ok but. There is truly no association between pressing on the carotid artery and increase risk of stroke in my opinion except if the patient has more than fifty percent stenosis and he is symptomatic because in this special situation the plaque in the carotid artery can be friable and pressing on it can cause another attack. Read more...

What does having carotid artery disease mean?

Stenosis. Carotid disease is most commonly referred to as a narrowing of the carotid arteries at the bifurcation in the neck. This accumulation of plaque usually occurs in patients with risk factors for peripheral vascular disease such as hypertension, diabetes, hypercholesterolemia and smoking. Plaque is brittle and can cause debris to break off and cause a stroke. Read more...
See below. Carotid artery disease means that the carotid arteries have blockage, usually in the form of atherosclerosis. This is diagnosed with a special ultrasound called a carotid duplex scan. In the absence of neurological symptoms, most cases can be handled with medicine and close periodic follow up by a vascular surgeon. However, if the blockage is more than 80%, surgery will reduce the risk of stroke. Read more...
Plaque. Plaque or hardening of the arteries forming in the vessels of your neck. Can lead to stroke. Read more...
See below. Carotid artery disease means that the carotid arteries have blockage, usually in the form of atherosclerosis. In the absence of neurological symptoms, most cases can be handled with medicine and close periodic follow up by a vascular surgeon. However, if the blockage is more than 80%, surgery will reduce the risk of stroke. In special instances, carotid angioplasty and stent may be an option. Read more...
Hardeningof arteries. Hardening of the arteries may involve carotid arteries. If it progresses it may narrow circulation to the brain or throw off clots to the brain. Symptoms can be transient weakness, numbness, or blindness in one eye or they may be a stroke. If no symptoms, narrowing of the carotid artery of 80% or more means increased risk for stroke and prophylactic surgery may be indicated. Read more...

What are the symtoms of carotid artery disease with narrowing?

Tia, visual chsnges. If you develop transient visual disturbance like curtain coming down your eye, tia, it may well be early sign of carotid disease so see your doc soon. Read more...
Stroke. Typically has no symptoms but with advance percentage of narrowing will increase risk of stroke or mini stroke. Read more...

What is the definition or description of: Carotid artery disease?

Carotid Artery. Disease= a number pathologic processes that affect the carotid arteries. In common usage it generally implies atherosclerotic disease. Read more...

Seeing spots symptoms of carotid artery disease?

Very rarely,if ever. Usual is amaurosis fugax, like a shade coming down over the vision of one eye only, but not both.An unusual variation is bright light amaurosis, brought on in one eye when in bright light, because the extra light puts more demand on the retina.The key in all vision changes with carotid disease is that it is monocular, a point missed by most practitioners.If a symptom affects both eyes, not carotid! Read more...
Not typically. Cartid artery stenosis can cause loss of vision in one eye as if u pull a black shade in front of it but not typically causes seeing spots. Read more...