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can you be cleared for elective surgery with swollen carotid arteries

A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Oliver Aalami
22 years experience Vascular Surgery
Good Question: Blocked carotid arteries are treated in order to prevent a major stroke. Patients with alzheimer's disease are forgetful, they have not had a stroke. ... Read More

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A 61-year-old member asked:
Dr. Maureen Nash
23 years experience Geriatric Psychiatry
No 1 answer fits all: Every surgery has risks and benefits. Each specific person and their particular health history also bring benefits and risks to the discussion. Answer ... Read More
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Benjamin Lessig
24 years experience Geriatrics
Let me ask you: There are two questions you need to be addressed. #1 what is the rationale for ordering test or having procedure(s)? #2 what is the quality of life? S ... Read More
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Oliver Aalami
22 years experience Vascular Surgery
Not really: If it has been decided that you need a carotid endarterectomy, then it will be safer to have the surgery than not. The goal is to minimize the risk of ... Read More
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A 43-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.
A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. William Purtill
Specializes in Vascular Surgery
Don't: If the artery is 100% occluded surgery or a stent is not neccessary or possible. The artery when 100% blocked occludes up to the brain and cannot be o ... Read More
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A 56-year-old member asked:
Dr. Terry Simpson
34 years experience General Surgery
Recovery: A few days.
A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Korona
32 years experience Interventional Radiology
Sort of: Fix risk factors. No smoking. BP control. Take Aspirin and statin if ordered by your doc. Diabetes control. See stroke.Org.
A male asked:
Dr. Tracy Berg
31 years experience General Surgery
Depends: The carotid arteries can elongate with age and long standing hypertension. Sometimes they present as a bulge in the neck, and Ultrasound shows the elo ... Read More
A 53-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Korona
32 years experience Interventional Radiology
See a neurologist. : You need a thorough neurological exam. May need additional imaging of your carotid arteries or brain. CTA and or MRI. You may be placed on Aspirin and ... Read More

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