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A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Kahn
Vascular Surgery 47 years experience
Not hard: Your primary physician can advise you whether this is needed. A carotid ultrasound is easy, safe, painless, & accurate. It is very important that the test is done by highly experienced, well qualified vascular lab, not a fly by night cash-cow place.
A 73-year-old male asked:
Dr. Mark Kahn
Vascular Surgery 47 years experience
Depends on how bad: Moderate narrowing less than 75-80% not very dangerous, low risk of stroke. More than this % of narrowing has risk stroke of 1-3% per year, if no symptoms.
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