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USIDMS Extracranial Carotid

What are the three causes of a cerebrovascular accident (CVA)? Embolism, thrombosis, and hemorrhage
The right common carotid artery originates from the right _____ artery. Brachiocephalic
The brain is supplied directly by the right and left common carotid artery and the right and left ____ artery. Vertebral
What is the first branch of the external carotid artery? Superior thyroid artery
The external carotid artery is ____ reisistance, and the internal carotid artery is ____ resistance. ECA-high resistance; ICA-low resistance
70% of all strokes are ____, and the other 30% are ____. 70%-ischemic; 30%-hemorrhagic
Unless patients are experiencing symptoms, carotid endarterectomy (CEA) is not considered until __% stenosis. 70%
What is the most common location for atherosclerosis? Bifurcation
Patients with Marfan's syndrome are predisposed to what type of aneurysm? Dissecting
TRUE/FALSE? Paragangliomas are common, highly vascular neck masses that form in the carotid body. FALSE-paragangliomas are RARE!
Created by: amgilles2