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    what would be the first indication of coroded artery blockage?

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    SIGNS OF BLOCKED CAROTID ARTERY 


    TRANSIENT ISCHEMIC ATTACK 


    A transient ischemic attack (TIA), often referred to as a "mini-stroke", is usually the first sign of a blocked carotid artery. A TIA can last from a few minutes to an hour, according to information provided by the National Heart Lung and Blood Institute. TIAs are similar to strokes except that the symptoms of a TIA often subside on their own without medical intervention. 
    The classic symptom of a TIA is weakness, numbness or tingling on one side of the body. The patient may also experience the inability to control the movements of his limbs. Vision impairments that many describe as a window shade being pulled down over the eye are also frequent. Speech and the ability to understand others may also be impaired. Patients having a TIA may also have a sudden and severe headache and dizziness.
    Although the symptoms of a TIA usually resolve in 24 hours, they should not be ignored. A TIA is a warning sign of the possibility of a stroke.


    I think you mean carotid. That's a fairly large artery in your neck. If the symptoms bother you----go to the Dr. and they do a procedure where they basically scrape out the artery to get all the plaque out of it, so you won't have a stroke
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    In some cases, you may experience a sudden and severe headache, trouble swallowing and vision changes. You may also feel dizzy and suffer fainting spells. Another warning sign is if you feel numbness in any area of your body.


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