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What does a carotid thrill indicate?
Beside this, what is a carotid thrill?
Aortic stenosis, pulmonic stenosis and ventricular septal defect may give rise to a palpable thrill at the upper sternal area. The thrill of aortic stenosis may be more readily palpable over the carotid arteries. The thrill of a patent ductus arteriosus may be palpable in systole and in diastole.
Furthermore, is carotid thrill normal? Although usually heard with the stethoscope, such sounds may occasionally also be palpated as a thrill. These sounds may be normal, innocent findings (i.e., a venous hum in a child) or may point to underlying pathology (i.e., a carotid artery bruit caused by atherosclerotic stenosis in an adult).
In this regard, what does a carotid bruit indicate?
If an abnormal sound, called a bruit, is heard over an artery, it may reflect turbulent blood flow. That could indicate carotid artery disease. Listening for a bruit in the neck is a simple, safe, and inexpensive way to screen for stenosis (narrowing) of the carotid artery, although it may not detect all blockages.
What are the symptoms of a blockage in the carotid artery?
Symptoms of carotid artery disease
- sudden weakness or numbness in the face, arms, or legs (usually on one side of the body)
- trouble speaking (garbled speech) or understanding.
- sudden vision problems in one or both eyes.
- sudden, severe headache.
- drooping on one side of your face.