Blocked Carotid Artery

Fatty deposits or plaque on the carotid arteries, which are the major arteries in the neck that supply blood to the brain, can block them. This results in reduced or no blood flow to the brain and stroke. The symptoms of a stroke are sudden numbness or weakness in the limbs, dizziness, blurred vision, and severe headache.

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Query: Hi doctor, The patient is a 62 year old male. He complained of pain in the chest and became unconscious following sweating. We have been advised to do bypass surgery to cure the disease. My father has never had any heart issue so far and now it is a shock to us. Last year too, he had some chest pai...  Read Full »


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Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I got an idea from the attachments (attachment removed to protect patient identity) that the patient is having severe blockages in coronary arteries. These blockages were gradually progressed over years to the present state. The patient if diabetic may not get any signifi...  Read Full »

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