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Blood supply to the brain

Inside view of head and neck, showing brain, cerebral artery, carotid artery, vertebral artery, and arch of the aorta

A few major arteries supply blood to the brain. These include the cerebral arteries in the brain. They get blood from the carotid and vertebral arteries on each side of the head and neck. These arteries get blood from the aorta, the large blood vessel at the top of the heart.

Current as ofSeptember 26, 2018

Author: Healthwise Staff
Rakesh K. Pai MD, FACC - Cardiology, Electrophysiology
Adam Husney MD - Family Medicine
Elizabeth T. Russo MD - Internal Medicine

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