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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Brandon Scott
16 years experience Neurosurgery
Just depends: There are a lot of options when discussing carotid artery disease. The treatment guidelines are very strict and are based on symptoms and the degree ... Read More
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Dr. Milton Alvis, jr
40 years experience Preventive Medicine
TxDrivers > Symptoms: Artery Ds is driven by lipoproteins, ↑sugar, ↑BP, smoking. Thus optimize lipoproteins: http://goo.gl/zwrkCs, HbA1c, BP, etc. 1st to ↓↓Ds. Examine imag ... Read More
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Dr. Kenneth Cheng
30 years experience Family Medicine
Medical management: For most partial occlusions of the carotid arteries of <50%, aggressive medical management is usually all that is needed (i.e. No surgery.) this will ... Read More
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Dr. Alan Koslow
42 years experience Vascular Surgery
ASA 81/D rescan 1 yr: The risk of stroke is not sign. Greater then general pop. However risk of progression is great. Stop smoking. Take statin (regardless of cholestorol ... Read More
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Dr. Khashayar Salartash
28 years experience Vascular Surgery
Observation: As long as there are no symptoms a 50% stenosis of the internal carotid arteries should be followed with an ultrasound every six months. If there are ... Read More
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Laura Pak
Dr. Laura Pak answered
27 years experience Vascular Surgery
In short, no: We generally dont do surgery for people with 100% blockage; endartectomy can be hazardous in this situation. A person with stroke symptoms and 100% bl ... Read More
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Dr. Matt Malkin
15 years experience Anesthesiology
Not really: May develop some collateral vessels to help. Most likely he has an intact circle of willis and is getting flow from other side. Treatment will depend ... Read More
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Dr. Michael Korona
32 years experience Interventional Radiology
No: Keep eye on other side with yearly ultrasounds. Scan earlier if symptomatic.
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Timothy Wu
17 years experience Vascular Surgery
None: Calcification of any artery, by itself, does not warrant any type of intervention or follow up. If that calcification is associated with a stenosis (" ... Read More
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A 58-year-old female asked:
Dr. Kristen Dall-winther
16 years experience Family Medicine
Modify risk factors!: What that means is that they saw small calcium deposits in your carotids and we know that patients who have those deposits can be at higher risk for s ... Read More
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A male asked:
Dr. Christian Assad
13 years experience Cardiology
Here you go ;): Eligible pts should be 40-75 years old and have a life expectancy of at least 5 years. Carotid revascularization is contraindicated when the predicte ... Read More
A 31-year-old male asked:
Dr. John Munshower
29 years experience Family Medicine
Well, ....: Depending on why you even had the doppler done will answer the question. That simply means anatomically, they may not have seen the carotid well on t ... Read More
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A 54-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Stachler
30 years experience ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
Anatomical variant : These findings are anatomical variants and can not be really treated. The tortuous internal carotid artery is not the reason for the pulsatilla timni ... Read More
A 21-year-old member asked:
Dr. Latisha Smith
37 years experience Wound care
Clean out arteries: Carotid artery disease means that there is enough atherosclerotic plaque in the artery to put the person at high risk of having a stroke. Cleaning out ... Read More
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Lev Lubarsky
22 years experience Cardiology
Depends: If the stenosis is <70%, then the therapy is typically medical: Aspirin and cholesterol control (ldl 70-100). In most places stenosis > 70 is treated ... Read More
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