The carotid artery travels up each side of the neck and branches
into smaller vessels that supply blood to the brain. Blood flowing through the
carotid arteries (carotid pulses) can be felt on each side of the neck next to
the windpipe (trachea).
The carotid arteries are a common location for hardening of the
artery wall (atherosclerosis) to occur.
January 3, 2013
E. Gregory Thompson, MD - Internal Medicine & Karin M. Lindholm, DO - Neurology
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