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Carotid artery murmur

A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. R. Kannan Mutharasan
Cardiology 18 years experience
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 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Philip Gardner
Vascular Surgery 45 years experience
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
Dr. J Roberts
Vascular Surgery 27 years experience
Not really: Carotid disease cause stroke, only fmd (fibromuscular dysplasia) causes muscular spasms but they are typically asymptomatic...
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Venkata Chilakapati
Cardiology 23 years experience
Carotid injury: Bleeding complication and if it is not addressed it could lead to death.
A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Killian
General Practice 28 years experience
Death: You don't need a physician to explain that this leads pretty quickly to death.
A 18-year-old male asked:
Dr. Daniel Zanger
Cardiology 33 years experience
Carotid: Possibilities include age, chronic hypertension and smoking.
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Manoj Mittal
Neurology 16 years experience
TIA Carotid: Tia does not lead to carotid narrowing but the vice versa is true. An evaluation by a neurologist can help to determine if the TIA was related to the ... Read More
A 41-year-old female asked:
Dr. Donald Colantino
Internal Medicine 61 years experience
TIA'S: If there is significant blockage the symptoms occur on the opposite side of the body and may include numbness, tingling or weakness of limbs or facial... Read More
A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Peter H'doubler
Vascular Surgery 40 years experience
Artery blockage: Carotid artery stenosis means that the carotid arteries have blockage, usually in the form of atherosclerosis. This can cause stroke. The more sever... Read More
A 22-year-old member asked:
Dr. Brian Fishman
Dr. Brian Fishmananswered
Emergency Medicine 9 years experience
Elderly Hypertensive: Carotid stenosis usually occurs secondary to longstanding atherosclerosis. Risk factors include high blood pressure, diabetes, and coronary artery dis... Read More
A 22-year-old member asked:
Dr. R. Scott Anderson
Radiation Oncology 39 years experience
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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