A stroke, the term used to describe a brain attack, occurs when the brain experiences an interruption in blood supply. Without the oxygen in this blood, nerve cells in the part of the brain affected by the stroke are unable to work and die within minutes. When nerve cells are unable to function, the body […]

Carotid Artery Disease

The carotid arteries are the major arteries in your neck that bring blood to the brain. This disease is a result of narrow or blocked arteries, usually caused by plaque. If this plaque causes a blood clot to block the artery completely, the brain will stop receiving blood and you will have a stroke. Symptoms […]