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A 50-year-old male asked:
Dr. Dean Giannone
25 years experience Internal Medicine
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
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A 78-year-old female asked:
Dr. Milton Alvis, jr
41 years experience Preventive Medicine
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
34 years experience Vascular Surgery
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
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Dr. Michael Schwartz
33 years experience Vascular Surgery
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
18 years experience Vascular Surgery
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
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A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Oliver Aalami
23 years experience Vascular Surgery
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
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A 76-year-old male asked:
Dr. Clarence Grim
57 years experience Endocrinology
Freeze Carotid: This is a very risky situation. This procedure does not work and is very risky with 100% occlusion and even 85%. If he smokes he should stop now! ... Read More
A male asked:
Dr. Matthew Kozminski
16 years experience Neurology
Yes: The short answer is yes
A 73-year-old male asked:
Dr. Calvin Weisberger
51 years experience Cardiology
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
44 years experience Cardiology
Duplex: You can get a carotid duplex (ultrasound) exam.
A 51-year-old male asked:
Dr. Clarence Grim
57 years experience Endocrinology
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
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Paxton Daniel
39 years experience Radiology
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
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