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How can a person have a clogged basilar artery when her carotids are clear?
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Dr. Laura Pak
Surgery - Vascular
6 doctors agree
In brief: Just is
The carotid arteries are anterior circulation vessels; you can think of them as supplying the front of the brain.
The basilar artery is at the base of the brain and is created by the confluence of the two vertebral arteries, which are posterior circulation vessels. It is possible to have disease in only one of these vessels, or in all of them, or in any combination.

In brief: Just is
The carotid arteries are anterior circulation vessels; you can think of them as supplying the front of the brain.
The basilar artery is at the base of the brain and is created by the confluence of the two vertebral arteries, which are posterior circulation vessels. It is possible to have disease in only one of these vessels, or in all of them, or in any combination.
Dr. Laura Pak
Dr. Laura Pak
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Dr. Alan Koslow
Surgery - Vascular
1 doctor agrees
In brief: Clot moved to there.
The two most likely is congenital blockage you had entire life or a clot (usually fro a-fib) mover to block it.

In brief: Clot moved to there.
The two most likely is congenital blockage you had entire life or a clot (usually fro a-fib) mover to block it.
Dr. Alan Koslow
Dr. Alan Koslow
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Dr. Michael Korona
Radiology - Interventional
In brief: Bad luck
Vascular disease can go anywhere.

In brief: Bad luck
Vascular disease can go anywhere.
Dr. Michael Korona
Dr. Michael Korona
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