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Left Common Carotid Artery: The left common carotid artery is a major systemic artery that branches off from the aortic arch. The left common carotid artery supplies vital oxygenated blood and nutrients to the left side of the neck, brain, face and other structures of the head. Blood flows from the left ventricle of the heart into the aorta and the aortic arch then into the left common carotid artery. The left common carotid artery then branches into the left internal carotid artery and the left external carotid artery.
Conditions that can afflict the left common carotid artery include diabetes, hypertension, high cholesterol, occlusion, aneurysm, thrombosis, atherosclerosis, and trauma.
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