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Carotid artery 100 percent blockage

A 50-year-old male asked:
Dr. Dean Giannone
Internal Medicine 26 years experience
Carotid blockage.: It's not the presence or absence of the medication that matters. It's the efficacy of the medication that matters. How well are BP, blood sugar, chol... Read More
A 78-year-old female asked:
Dr. Milton Alvis, jr
Preventive Medicine 42 years experience
No Surgery All Safe: Not even med tx all safe. Stenosis: a late symptom of atherosclerosis in artery walls; starts in childhood, asymptomatic for decades as artery walls t... Read More
Dr. Shoaib Shafique
Vascular Surgery 35 years experience
Need Surgery: Acas trial in United States showed benefit of surgery for over 60% stenosis with risk reduction over 5 years. You want to make sure that you see exper... Read More
Dr. Michael Schwartz
Vascular Surgery 34 years experience
2nd opinion: A 70% blockage in an 80 year old female without stroke or ministroke should be observed. It is a marker for generalized atherosclerosis and you should... Read More
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Timothy Wu
Vascular Surgery 19 years experience
Somewhat unclear: Blockages in the carotid artery of a certain severity may increase one's risk of stroke. For those carotid arteries without a blockage, some physician... Read More
A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Oliver Aalami
Vascular Surgery 24 years experience
Unlikely: Diet alone will most likely not make the blockage go away. Medical management with Aspirin or Plavix (clopidogrel) (anti-platelet agents) and choleste... Read More
A 43-year-old male asked:
Dr. Calvin Weisberger
52 years experience
Carotid: Having a significant carotid lesion increases the chance of having an episode related to it. Generally we treat with anti atherosclerotic meds and asp... Read More
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bennett Werner
Cardiology 45 years experience
Duplex: You can get a carotid duplex (ultrasound) exam.
A 51-year-old male asked:
Dr. Clarence Grim
Endocrinology 58 years experience
Carotid disease: If angiogram was "fine" then you must not have any. The best way is to get a piece of the blockage in the carotid and look at it under a microscope. M... Read More
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Paxton Daniel
Radiology 33 years experience
Excellent: Ultrasound duplex imaging of the cervical carotid arteries is very good at determining significant arterial narrowing. Changes in the flow patterns of... Read More
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Oliver Aalami
Vascular Surgery 24 years experience
Statins: Statins have been proven to help prevent strokes. Specifically they have been shown to stabilize plaque and in isolated cases may have reversed plaque... Read More
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Oliver Aalami
Vascular Surgery 24 years experience
Be evaluated: A 69% carotid artery blockage on one side isn't enough to cause dizziness/ fainting spells. Is it low blood pressure, anemia, a middle ear problem? It... Read More
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