common carotid artery

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Noun1.common carotid artery - runs upward in the neck and divides into the external and internal carotid arteriescommon carotid artery - runs upward in the neck and divides into the external and internal carotid arteries
arteria carotis, carotid artery - either of two major arteries of the neck and head; branches from the aorta
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Two thumbs pressed into his neck on either side of the windpipe directly on the carotid arteries, shutting off the blood to his brain and giving him most exquisite agony, at the same time rendering him unconscious far more swiftly than the swiftest anaesthetic.
KEY WORDS: aspirin _ atherosclerosis _ carotid arteries _ diabetes mellitus _ intima-media thickness
The subclavian and common carotid arteries stemmed from these two trunks.
The ICA and external carotid arteries were hard to free from surrounding tissues, and a carotid artery bypass was also not easy to put into the carotid artery.
After full heparinization, we opened the aneurysmal sac, occluded the ostium of the external carotid artery and placed a Pruitt-Inahara shunt between the common and internal carotid arteries, thereby re-establishing blood flow to the brain in less than 3 minutes.
Atherosclerotic plaques and stenosis can be detected by noninvasive ultrasound imaging of the carotid arteries which has high sensitivity and specificity in detecting carotid artery stenosis.
It is the first device designed to access the carotid arteries through an incision in the neck, instead of the groin, and uses a blood flow reversal system to capture pieces of the blockage dislodged during the procedure.
The artery is divided into internal and external carotid arteries at the upper rim of the thyroid cartilage.
The ENROUTE TNS provides a minimally-invasive treatment for certain patients whose tortuous (twisted) or diseased vasculature does not permit access via the groin for treating their narrowed carotid arteries.
The carotid arteries in the neck supply blood to the brain.
After the external and internal carotid arteries and branch of common carotid artery were occluded temporarily the patients were successively subjected to carotid artery incision plaque removal and cleaning suture and fixation.
But when you have narrowing in your coronary arties (those that supply blood to the heart muscle) and the carotid arteries (those that run up both sides of your neck and carry blood to the brain), the risk of heart attack and stroke is raised significantly.

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