Vertebral artery dissection

What is Vertebral artery dissection?

Vertebral artery dissection (abbreviated VAD, often vertebral dissection) is a dissection (a flap-like tear) of the inner lining of the vertebral artery, which is located in the neck and supplies blood to the brain. After the tear, blood enters the arterial wall and forms a blood clot, thickening the artery wall and often impeding blood flow.

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I noticed a very slight droop of my lower right lip nearly a week ago, with slight numbness around that area of my mouth. I called my neurologist...

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I would suggest you to get a MRI scan of brain and cranial nerves sequence. You can go in for an earlier scan.


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I suffer from an anxiety disorder and haven't been moving around very much, but two wednesdays ago, after a very intense work out in my karate...

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Re-visit your doctor or neurologist

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Hello Mfagans87,
I have gone through your query and previous discussion....

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I'm 48, female. I was diagnosed with VAD three weeks ago and am on Plavis (anti-platelet) and my cholesterol is on borderline high. I'm still...

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Take pain killers and go for flights

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I have gone through your question and understand your concerns.

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