Carotid

The Heart-Brain Connection

…the left ventricle is your aorta. And right after it leaves the heart and feeds its own circulatory tree, the aorta has two major arteries—the carotids, which branch off to the head and shoot blood directly to the brain FIRST. That's why, when dealing with any arrest of the heartbeat, we know that…

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Share Your Love on Valentine's Day

…call me the bionic man. Ha! I can't really lift trains. I am an insulin dependent diabetic and have had the following operations: Seven bi-passes, carotid artery, aortic artery, kidney cancer and prostate cancer for which I had radiation 18 years ago. My current PSA is 6.5. "I've also had Bell’s palsy…

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Plaque Buildup and Peripheral Artery Disease

…to plaque buildup in the affected blood vessels—similar to the kind of plaque buildup we see in the coronary arteries that feed the heart or the carotid arteries leading to the brain. The result is restricted blood flow, discomfort, tiredness, heaviness and, often, cramping. To combat the condition…

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What Your Feet Say About Your Heart: Peripheral Artery Disease 101

…due to the buildup of plaque in the arterial walls. It's similar to the kind of buildup we see in the coronary arteries that feed the heart or the carotid arteries leading to the brain. The result of this plaque buildup is restricted blood flow, discomfort, tiredness, heaviness, and cramping. In the early…

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