Carotid artery

What is Carotid artery?

The carotid arteries are blood vessels that supply blood to the head, neck and brain. One carotid artery is position on each side of the neck. The right common carotid artery branches from the brachiocephalic artery and. The left common carotid artery branches from the aorta. Each carotid artery branches into internal and external carotid artery both together supply brain,meninges,tongue,face etc.

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What is the significance of an occasional throbbing of the left Carotid Artery?

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Can be paplitation radiating to carotid!

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I feel very weak and lightheaded, and then I feel real warm and I get the sweats, I have pain in my back and allover I have a critical blockage in...

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Carotid Artery Disease likely cause

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I was wondering what the difference between a mra and a mra with contrast is. I had a regular mra of my neck and arteries to check for a torn...

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Contrast is not obligatory in every MRI scan

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MRI with contrast injection used to make more visible some...

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