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A 52-year-old member asked:
Dr. R. Kannan Mutharasan
17 years experience Cardiology
Exceedingly unlikely: The chances of this happening are extremely remote. Having said that we are always extremely cautious in examining patients with carotid artery athero ... Read More

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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Philip Gardner
44 years experience Vascular Surgery
Yes. : Any artery that is not "hardened" with plaque or calcium can go into spasm. However, connecting spasm with clinical symptoms is a more difficult. If ... Read More
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Venkata Chilakapati
22 years experience Cardiology
Carotid injury: Bleeding complication and if it is not addressed it could lead to death.
A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Killian
27 years experience General Practice
Death: You don't need a physician to explain that this leads pretty quickly to death.
A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Brian Fishman
8 years experience Emergency Medicine
Elderly Hypertensive: Carotid stenosis usually occurs secondary to longstanding atherosclerosis. Risk factors include high blood pressure, diabetes, and coronary artery dis ... Read More
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A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. R. Scott Anderson
38 years experience Radiation Oncology
Atherosclerosis: Usually it is the result of the build up of atherosclerotic plaques over time due to the buildup of cholesterol.
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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Venkata Chilakapati
22 years experience Cardiology
Not clear: Your question is not clear. Please reframe the question to get correct answer.
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Vasudev Ananthram
31 years experience Cardiology
Yes: Yes, a coronary angiogram is the most widely used test to look for blockages in the arteries of the heart and to decide the best treatment option (med ... Read More
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A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Francine Yep
30 years experience Family Medicine
Blocked plumbing: Your carotid arteries deliver blood to your brain and head. Carotid artery stenosis is when gunk and inflammation make it harder for the blood to flow ... Read More
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Nikolaos Zacharias
25 years experience Maternal-Fetal Medicine
Yes.: Clogged coronary arteries are the pathological underpinning of coronary heart disease.
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A 52-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Rasak
32 years experience Cardiology
Usually atheroma: Usually cholesterol based but can also have calcium and fibrous material as well.Occurs when natural barrier called the endothelium is disrupted allow ... Read More
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Christopher White
42 years experience Cardiology
Blocked neck artery: Carotid artery stenosis is most often from cholesterol buildup (atherosclerosis ). More than 50% is signifcant. Usually diagnosed with ultrasound. ... Read More
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A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. DAVID AMOS
50 years experience Family Medicine
Carotid stenosis: Presence of carotid bruit and carotid ultrasound.
A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Khashayar Salartash
28 years experience Vascular Surgery
Carotid stenosis: In the carotid arteries the flow of blood goes from being linear to being turbulent due to the "fork in the road" at the bifurcation. This causes the ... Read More
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A 56-year-old member asked:
Dr. Stephen Smith
19 years experience Vascular Surgery
Not really : Statins stabilize plaque so they are the best defense against atherosclerotic plaque. They decrease ischemic and embolic events. However, they do not ... Read More
A male asked:
Dr. Matthew Kozminski
15 years experience Neurology
Yes: The short answer is yes
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Rex Mahnensmith
43 years experience Internal Medicine
Cv words: These all refer to cardiovascular particulars. Pectoris = Chest. Atherosclerosis = vascular wall scarring from cholesterol deposit. Coronary artery di ... Read More
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A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Zevitz
36 years experience Internal medicine
Depends: When blood flow is sufficiently reduced by a greater than 70% blockage of an artery or arteries, to the point of permanent damage or weaknening of the ... Read More
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A 49-year-old male asked:
Dr. Rick Koch
Dr. Rick Koch answered
21 years experience Cardiology
No: This is an electrical problem.
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mario Matos-Cruz
38 years experience Thoracic Surgery
Indirectly: A Dobutamine stress echo may identify wall motion abnormalities incriminating a coronary vascular territory for ischemia. This may suggest that the co ... Read More
A 54-year-old male asked:
Dr. Anita Prakash
28 years experience Cardiology
Yes: When you are told "clear arteries" by angiogram, I suspect the doctors means "no obstructive coronary artery disease". That is not the same as saying ... Read More
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bennett Werner
43 years experience Cardiology
Generally not: The 2 vertebral arteries arise from the left and right subclavian arteries and supply the brainstem and cerebellum. Dissection is rare (2.5/100, 000), ... Read More
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A 51-year-old member asked:
Dr. William Davis
38 years experience Vascular Surgery
No.: No.
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Steven Ajluni
34 years experience Cardiology
CAD: Coronary artery disease is defined as obstructive lesions in the coronary arteries that supply the heart muscle . These start as areas of inflammatio ... Read More
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