The catheter is inserted either at the front of the elbow, for investigation of the neck arteries (a carotid angiogram), or in the groin for a coronary angiogram.
The reported cause of death was acute cardiorespiratory arrest as a result of carotid control hold of neck.
People with lower levels of lutein present in their blood, however, did experience carotid artery thickening.
A clinical diagnosis of carotid artery dissection was made.
The main concern about carotid angioplasty is the risk of stroke at the time of the procedure.
Hypothermia may render the carotid pulse impalpable, but it is important not to start chest compression without evidence of cardiac arrest.
Previous studies showed that carotid artery dilatation is a compensatory mechanism in early stages of atherosclerosis.
Others have reported that increases in carotid artery diameter are associated with cardiovascular risk factors.
Strangles place direct pressure on both the carotid and vertebral arteries.
In cases of absence of the internal carotid artery, the carotid canal may also be absent.