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Something this serious you need to have a second opinion. If the second doctor agrees with the first doctor that you should have surgery, then you need to. I wish you all the luck in the world, a speedy recovery if you wish to have surgery and may God Bless you:)

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Q: Should you have surgery if you have a 60 percent blockage in the left carotid artery and doc wants to do surgery yesterday you developed a large painful lump on right side of neck are they connected?
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How do you test for carotid artery blockage?

Arteriogram is used to visualize for carotid artery blockage.

What is carotid artery occlusion blockage?

Carotid artery occlusion blockage means that there is complete blockage of the artery. This is very serious, as complete blockage of the artery can cause a stroke.

Blockage of what artery impairs the flow of blood to the brain?

The Carotid artery

Can a blockage in the carotid cause nausea?

If the blockage is impinging on the vagus nerve, yes a blockage in the carotid artery can cause nausea. However, most common signs would include feeling faint, difficulty thinking (particularly for complicated or long-term tasks) and lack of energy.

A man with a long history of increased blood cholesterol levels has to have part of his carotid artery removed because a blockage has developed there?

If the carotid bodies are removed during the process the respiration rate may not increase as effectively in response to low levels of oxygen. Carotid artery disease occurs when the major arteries in your neck become narrowed or blocked.

What causes carotid stenosis?

The cause of carotid stenosis is the buildup of plaque on the inner wall of the carotid artery. The reduced blood flow to the brain and the blockage of other arteries following the release of emboli can cause a stroke.

What arteries are affected in a stroke?

when a person has a stroke it can be from blockage in 1 or both of the carotid arteries in the neck.

What is oculoplethysmography?

a procedure that measures the pulsing of arteries behind the eye, which can show carotid artery blockage.

Can you feel the carotid artery in your neck?

You definitely can. If you can't feel it on both sides, you may have a blockage and need to see your doctor.

What causes cerebral vascular insufficiency?

A stroke, caused by reduced blood and oxygen supply, may be an indication of severe blockage in the carotid artery. Less severe blockage may still cause "mini-strokes" or transient ischemic attacks (TIAs)

Why must the physician be certain that there is no blockage in the cartoid artery before proceeding with a cartoid sinus massage?

The physician must be sure there is no evidence of blockage in the carotid artery before performing the procedure. Massage in a blocked area might cause a clot to break loose and cause a stroke.

What medical uses does carotid ultrasound provide?

A carotid ultrasound examines the structure of the carotid arteries. A carotid ultrasound is used to test for blocked carotid arteries which could result in a stroke.

2 what are the 2 branches of the common carotid artery?

the two branches of common carotid artery are internal carotid and external carotid arteries.

Can a blockage in the carotid artery cause dizziness when wearing tight collars?

I would think that if BOTH carotid arteries have (at least) 70% stenosis (narrowing) due to hardening of the arteries (a build-up of plaque and fat), you could cause dizziness... If you have this problem you need to see a vascular surgeon immediately for evaluation and treatment!

What does the carotid arteries supply blood to?

They are the main supply of blood to the brain. Left supplies the left side and the right supplies the right side. Any sort of blockage will cause damage to that side.

What is the opening for the carotid artery?

carotid foramen

What artery is associated with the carotid sinus?


What is a flow void in a carotid artery?

Mostly because it has no valves, like veins do, so the flow in carotid arteries is a result of left ventricular contraction.Sometimes a flow in the carotid artery is due to a blockage and may be called a 'flow void' and this is a serious condition which can dislodge a thrombosis (Blood clot)and allow it to flow in the cardiovascular system as an embolism, which is a freely moving blood clot. It can get stuck in the lungs (pneumothorax) or in the brain (stroke).

What are the major vessels that are connected to the brain in humans?

The right and left common carotid arteries and the right and left vertebral arteries. The right and left common carotid arteries branch off from the common carotid arteries which also form 2 additional external arteries (supplying the face etc). The brain is also supplied by the right and left vertebral arteries.

Where to find carotid pulse?

the carotid artery in the neck.

What cranial structure does the carotid artery pass as it enters the brain?

The carotid artery passes through the carotid canal.

Through what cranial structure does the carotid artery pass as it enters the brain?

the carotid artery passes through the carotid canal to the brain

How many carotid arteries are there?

Every person has four carotid arteries

What side is the carotid artery located?

both - you have two carotid arteries.

What is Difference between Carotid Doppler and Carotid Duplex?

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