Diseases of the carotid artery | Carotid artery anatomy and function

Diseases of the carotid artery Constriction (stenosis) or occlusion of the arteries supplying the brain If stenosis of an artery occurs due to arteriosclerosis, the blood supply to this vessel is reduced and thus the supply of oxygen decreases. If this constriction develops very slowly, i.e. chronically, a collateral circulation can develop via the other … Read more

Carotid artery clogged | Carotid artery anatomy and function

Carotid artery clogged When colloquially speaking of “clogging” an artery, this usually refers to the narrowing of the vessel due to arteriosclerosis, i.e. deposits in the vessel wall which protrude into the lumen of the artery and thus impede or even prevent blood flow. A direct “clogging” of arteries in the form of a thrombus, … Read more