Blood Supply to the Brain

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Blood supply to the brain

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The picture shows two carotid arteries and two vertebral arteries supplied from the aorta, the large blood vessel at the top of the heart, that carry blood to the brain. These arteries branch out in the brain to carry blood to the cerebral arteries.

ByHealthwise Staff

Primary Medical Reviewer Rakesh K. Pai, MD, FACC - Cardiology, Electrophysiology

Specialist Medical Reviewer Howard Schaff, MD - Diagnostic Radiology

Current as ofSeptember 9, 2014

Current as of: September 9, 2014

Author: Healthwise Staff

Medical Review: Rakesh K. Pai, MD, FACC - Cardiology, Electrophysiology & Howard Schaff, MD - Diagnostic Radiology