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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
ByHealthwise Staff Primary Medical ReviewerRakesh K. Pai, MD, FACC - Cardiology, Electrophysiology Specialist Medical ReviewerHoward Schaff, MD - Diagnostic Radiology
Rakesh K. Pai, MD, FACC - Cardiology, Electrophysiology & Howard Schaff, MD - Diagnostic Radiology
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