Carotid arteries are the major blood vessels that deliver blood to the brain. They are located on either side of your neck.
Carotid artery disease occurs due to a blockage in one or both of these arteries. When this happens, blood flow to your brain is decreased, which can lead to a stroke.
Carotid Artery Disease
The carotid arteries are the main arteries in your neck that supply blood to your brain. A substance called plaque accumulates inside your arteries as you age. If too much plaque builds up in your carotid artery, it can cause the artery to narrow (carotid stenosis). Small clots can form, then break off and travel…Learn More
Hyperlipidemia is an umbrella term that refers to any of several acquired or genetic disorders that result in a high level of lipids (fats, cholesterol and triglycerides) circulating in the blood. These lipids can enter the walls of arteries and increase your risk of developing atherosclerosis (hardening of the arteries), which can lead to stroke,…Learn More
The blood supply to a part of your brain is suddenly interrupted. Call 911 Stroke is a medical emergency. If you experience any of the symptoms below, seek immediate medical attention. Can be disabling, may cause death Stroke is the fourth most common cause of death in the United States, and the most common cause…Learn More