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 […]

High Blood Pressure

Blood pressure, the force of blood pressing against the artery walls, is measured using two numbers: systolic “over” diastolic (110 “over” 80 or 110/80). The first number, systolic blood pressure, is the pressure of blood flow when the heart beats. The second, diastolic, is when the heart is relaxed between beats. What do these numbers […]