Carotid Artery

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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Plaque Buildup and Peripheral Artery Disease

…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, doctors often use drugs, angioplasty, or surgery in peripheral artery disease treatment. A…

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Peripheral Artery Disease 101

…typically due to the buildup of plaque in the affected blood vessels—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 is restricted blood flow, discomfort, tiredness, heaviness, and, often, cramping. In the early…

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Share Your Love on Valentine's Day

…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 twice [Bell's…

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