Anatomy of the Carotid Artery

Carotid arteries are biologic tubes. Their function is to bring blood, energy and oxygen to the brain. Everybody has two carotid arteries, explains Dr. Athanassios Tsoukas, Vascular Surgeon with Miami Cardiac & Vascular Institute. The specialist also describes carotid arteries has two branches. One of them goes to the face and the other one goes to the brain, he says.

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