Question: Does brain have blood vessels?

The brain is one of the most highly perfused organs in the body. It is therefore not surprising that the arterial blood supply to the human brain consists of two pairs of large arteries, the right and left internal carotid and the right and left vertebral arteries (Figure 1). Are there blood vessels in the …

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Frequent question: Is it stress or a heart attack?

Panic attacks arise when stress hormones trigger the body’s “fight or flight” response, often resulting in racing heart, chest pain and shortness of breath. In the case of a heart attack, a blockage in a coronary artery may result in the same symptoms. Can stress mimic a heart attack? Sudden stress can cause a cardiac …

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