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What is aneurysm of the carotid artery

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Aneurysm – this is a very common and dangerous phenomenon. The seriousness of this disease manifests itself in the fact that the vessel wall (on the 1st section of the body) partially stretched, as a result, it becomes fragile and thin (this is a sort of hernia, although here the wall of the blood vessel bulges). If we are going to talk specifically about the aneurysm of the carotid artery, about the possible danger even can not speak. By the way, more details about the treatment and read on the website:

Aneurysm can affect common and internal carotid artery. Both cases are equally dangerous for human life.


the Causes of the aneurysm:

  • atherosclerosis, including the appearance of plates;
  • diseases of the cardiovascular system (for example, myocardial infarction);
  • a variety of injuries.

by the Way, a traumatic aneurysm is > 50% of all cases. Often they are false aneurysms. However, this does not mean that they do not need to be treated. For example, there may be aneurysm popliteal, or other arteries in the result of injuries and shock.

There are also congenital aneurysm when there is a loss of the jugular vein, that's the one that almost never in adults is not affected by aneurysms.

superficially understand there is no aneurysm or not! It would seem that the skin of the neck and around the carotid artery delicate and thin, and beneath it clearly visible to all vessels. Skin changes are visible only in exceptional cases of this disease. 1st signs of an aneurysm are often associated with the usual fatigue. In connection with the difficulty in diagnosis of aneurysm, you should alert symptoms such as:

  • Permanent insomnia;
  • Frequent and severe headaches with light or fatigue for no apparent reason;
  • the Ringing and noise in ears;
  • Dizziness;
  • a Feeling of pulsation in my ears and in my head.

Even for an expert it is very difficult to diagnose an aneurysm of the carotid artery. With very careful listening of the affected area of the aneurysm gives special noise, but with the defeat of the carotid arteries in the General background of the noise might not be heard.

most Often on the 1st inspection specialist to polagaetsja only on tactile sensation. At strong squeezing of a arteries in a patient a sharp pain and a crackling voice, it feels like the voice very suddenly “villages”.

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