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A 57-year-old female asked:
Dr. Harinder Gill
38 years experience Cardiology
Carotid duplex: Im glad you have favorable findings but the presence of plaque signifies atherosclerosis and a small risk of stroke that can be lowered by medical int ... Read More
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A 77-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michael Korona
32 years experience Interventional Radiology
Good news. : There is only mild hardening of the arteries or plaque in your carotid arteries at this point. Try to keep the plaque from getting worse by stopping s ... Read More
A 71-year-old male asked:
Dr. Calvin Weisberger
50 years experience Cardiology
CAD: The calcified plaque means you have atherosclerotic vascular disease. The rest suggests it isn't obstructive at this time. You should speak with your ... Read More
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A 46-year-old male asked:
Dr. Jorge Carrera
Specializes in Internal Medicine
Carotid artery dz: She needs to see a vascular surgeon as soon as possible
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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 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 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 female asked:
Dr. Joshua Buckler
18 years experience Cardiology
I : I am not exactly sure what your question is but would be happy to help if you could provide more information. You are likely referring to congenital a ... 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 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kevin Teal
29 years experience Neurosurgery
No: There are arterial conditions in your legs that can cause leg pain similar to sciatica in some cases. Your carotid artery in your neck is too far remo ... 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 56-year-old member asked:
Dr. Stephen Smith
19 years experience Vascular Surgery
Not really : We don't have therapies to "melt plaque", but there are treatments to stabilize atherosclerotic plaque. These include Aspirin and aca inhibitors which ... Read More
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A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Paul Garrett
39 years experience Radiology
Normal variant: The arteries at the base of the brain can course in several different patterns but ultimately get the job done, that is, supply brain tissue. Your pat ... Read More
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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Pierre Moeser
Specializes in Rheumatology
Narrowed artery(ies): Narrowing of one or both renal arteries that lead from the aorta to the kidneys is called renal artery stenosis. Causes are atherosclerosis or fibromu ... 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 male asked:
Dr. Matthew Kozminski
15 years experience Neurology
Yes: The short answer is yes
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Andrew Ahn
46 years experience Vascular Surgery
Endarterectomy: I like to do surgical endarterectomy to remove the plaque rather leave it in the artery itself.
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A 52-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Ewald
42 years experience Internal Medicine
Vertrebrobasilar: Were you started on full anticoagulation (warfarin/coumadin)? If so the bleeding gums could be secondary to therapy. The vertebrobasilar arterial bloc ... 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 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 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Trent Proffitt
23 years experience Vascular Surgery
Yes: Doing stenting after carotid surgery is relatively common. It is done do avoid the relative increased consequences of reoperative surgery such as cra ... Read More
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A 44-year-old female asked:
Dr. Creighton Wright
55 years experience General Surgery
Collateral: The palm and finger vessels are fed by multiple sources including radial, ulnar and less so the interosseous. These are interactive interconnected an ... Read More
A 55-year-old male asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Juchau
32 years experience Family Medicine
Test Result: I find it is best to discuss any test result with the physician who did the test or ordered the test. They can interpret it knowing all the clinical h ... Read More

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