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both carotid arteries blocked

A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Schwartz
32 years experience Vascular Surgery
Depends: Depends on the degree of blockage. In most cases it is just an indicator that a patient needs treatment for generalized atherosclerosis. In occasional ... Read More

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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Calvin Weisberger
50 years experience Cardiology
Carotid artery : You should discuss your options with the cardiologist. Diet, exercise, stopping smoking and medications are the baseline therapy but some people also ... Read More
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Dr. Peter H'doubler
39 years experience Vascular Surgery
See vascular surgeon: I suspect he means that the carotid arteries have partial blockage, usually in the form of atherosclerosis. In the absence of neurological symptoms, ... Read More
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A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Budi Bahureksa
30 years experience Cardiology
Yes : It's an optical stroke --.
Dr. Bennett Werner
43 years experience Cardiology
Yes: It can cause a field cut (homonymous hemianopsia) in which vision is lost in the same area of the field in both eyes often described as "shade coming ... Read More
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ilan Cohen
24 years experience Ophthalmology
Absoltuely: Blocked carotid arteries can cause a number of problems ranging from a slow decrease in the oxygen getting to one eye to a sudden blockage of blood fl ... Read More
A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Korona
32 years experience Interventional Radiology
Stroke: Dizziness, visual changes. See stroke.Org for more complete list.
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A 25-year-old member asked:
Dr. Igor Yusupov
Specializes in Neurosurgery
No: If you have a complete blockage of the carotid artery, then no treatment is advised. If blockage is severe, carotid endarterectomy or stenting can be ... Read More
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A 50-year-old male asked:
Dr. Ira Friedlander
41 years experience Cardiac Electrophysiology
There is no good way: to infer from your mother's clinical situation to yours. Many things other than genetics affect the development of atherosclerotic disease. For asympt ... Read More
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A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Khashayar Salartash
28 years experience Vascular Surgery
Not a good idea: Carotid occlusive disease and it's corresponding operation are very serious issues that should not be combined with surgery for varicose veins. Both h ... Read More
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Peter H'doubler
39 years experience Vascular Surgery
Duplex scan: Doppler involves the use of reflected sound waves to evaluate the flow of blood in vessels. Vascular ultrasound evaluates the structure and architect ... Read More
A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Calvin Weisberger
50 years experience Cardiology
Carotid: Carotid artery surgery has stroke as one of its complications. As such it is not without significant risk.

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