Carotid Artery Disease: Symptoms, Diagnosis and Treatment

Carotid Artery DiseaseMajdi Ashchi, DO, FACC, FSCAI, FSVMB, FABVM
Medical Director

What are the carotid arteries? The carotid arteries are the blood vessels that carry oxygen-rich blood away from the heart to the head and brain. Located on each side of the neck, these arteries can easily be felt pulsating by placing your fingers gently on either side of your windpipe. The carotid arteries are essential as they supply blood to the large front part of the brain.

Another smaller set of arteries, the vertebral arteries, are located along the back of the neck adjacent to the spine, and supply blood to the back of the brain.

Carotid Artery Disease Overview
Symptoms of Carotid Artery Disease
Diagnosis of Carotid Artery Disease
Treatment of Carotid Artery Disease
Stay healthy through exercise and proper nutrition and take all medications as your doctor prescribes. If you have risk factors for carotid artery disease, talk with your healthcare professional. If you have any symptoms, see help immediately as minutes are critical to your health.

To find out if you are a candidate for treatment or for more information, please call Ashchi Heart & Vascular at (904) 222-6656.