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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Benjamin Lerner
18 years experience Vascular Surgery
Depends: Many people can either block one carotid, or have one carotid occluded surgically (ie for trauma or ecmo) and go on to live normal lives and never kno ... Read More
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Steven Busuttil
32 years experience Vascular Surgery
Most are fine: I assume you mean when one carotid artery is occluded due to athrosclerosis. Many people life with one open and one occluded carotid artery. Some but ... Read More
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A female asked:
Dr. Christian Assad
13 years experience Cardiology
Yes: A blocked one would be considered not having one, so yes. When one carotid artery the human body is so well designed that it can get circulation via t ... Read More
A 67-year-old member asked:
Dr. Shoaib Shafique
33 years experience Vascular Surgery
Depends on symptoms: U should see a vascular surgeon and get evaluation of plaque to see what type of plaque you have.
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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 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 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Calvin Weisberger
50 years experience Cardiology
Carotid: Carotid artery surgery has stroke as one of its complications. As such it is not without significant risk.
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Tracy Berg
31 years experience General Surgery
Both are safe: Vascular lesions in the carotid arteries increase stroke risk. Both stents and endarterectomy or lesion removal are safe and effective procedures to l ... Read More
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 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 male asked:
Dr. Matthew Kozminski
15 years experience Neurology
Yes: The short answer is yes
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Steven Ajluni
34 years experience Cardiology
Endarterectomy : Endarterectomy refers to a procedure wherein a surgical plane of resection of the inner lining of a diffuse narrowed blood vessel is undertaken. This ... Read More
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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 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 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Brian Mott
28 years experience Thoracic Surgery
Surgical operation: This operation uses arteries and veins as bypass grafts to bring blood into the coronary arteries beyond blockages and keep the heart muscle well supp ... Read More
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A member asked:
Dr. Tonga Nfor
15 years experience Cardiology
Minimally invasive: A small coil-like tubular device (stent) is inserted at the site of blockage in the carotid artery via a tiny plastic tube going into the artery from ... Read More
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A 60-year-old male asked:
Dr. Bennett Werner
43 years experience Cardiology
Depends: If you're diabetic, CABG has better outcomes. If your LEFT MAIN coronary artery has >50% blockage, CABG has better outcomes. Aside from those 2 poi ... Read More
A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. DAVID AMOS
50 years experience Family Medicine
Carotid stenosis: Presence of carotid bruit and carotid ultrasound.
A 55-year-old member asked:
Dr. Khashayar Salartash
28 years experience Vascular Surgery
Yes: The recurrence rates after endarterectomy depend in a number of factors such as smoking, patch use for angioplasty and on going problems with managing ... Read More
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A 56-year-old member asked:
Dr. Peter H'doubler
39 years experience Vascular Surgery
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
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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 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Richard Bensinger
51 years experience Ophthalmology
Uncommon: A dissection is a separation of the inner layer of an artery from the outer layer. The risk aside from direct obstruction is that the internal blood ... Read More
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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 62-year-old member asked:
Dr. Oliver Aalami
22 years experience Vascular Surgery
Very: Carotid ultrasounds are very accurate. Not only can the plaque morphology be evaluated, but the degree of narrowing can be accurately estimated by mea ... Read More

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