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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeffery Dormu
23 years experience Vascular Surgery
Carotid Artery Plaqu: Your vascular surgeon will order a carotid doppler to determine how much stenosis or plaque buildup is present. This will determine the treatment pla ... Read More
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Dr. Creighton Wright
56 years experience General Surgery
Degree: As we age some plaque is common. The degree of narrowing is followed by duplex ultrasound and if progressive, tight, or symptoms develop, interventio ... Read More

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A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kevin Nolan
35 years experience Vascular Surgery
194 cm???: There are a number of different criteria for determining how much narrowing is in the carotid artery based on what velocities are measured. A single ... Read More
A 36-year-old female asked:
Dr. Nassir Azimi
23 years experience Interventional Cardiology
No: Plaque in the arteries remain free of symptoms until significant impairment of blood flow after plaque ruptures and causes a clot or until the blockag ... Read More
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Dr. Yash Khanna
57 years experience Family Medicine
Not a sign of plaque: 30% block in your carotid artery will not cause pain in your neck area.It is an indicator that it can compromise the blood flow to the brain if gets w ... Read More
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A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Shahin Tavackoli
23 years experience Cardiology
Yes: It is entirely possible to form plaque very early in life. Even persons without familial hypercholesterolemia form plaque in their aorta in their 20' ... Read More
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A 46-year-old female asked:
Dr. Steven Ajluni
35 years experience Cardiology
Focus on risks: Mild and diffuse atherosclerosis at age 46 implies a need to focus on risk factor modification to achieve primary prevention of stroke and enhance vas ... Read More
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A 76-year-old male asked:
Dr. Clarence Grim
57 years experience Endocrinology
Freeze Carotid: This is a very risky situation. This procedure does not work and is very risky with 100% occlusion and even 85%. If he smokes he should stop now! ... Read More
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Oliver Aalami
23 years experience Vascular Surgery
Statins: Statins have been proven to help prevent strokes. Specifically they have been shown to stabilize plaque and in isolated cases may have reversed plaque ... Read More
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A 50-year-old male asked:
Dr. Edward Hellman
29 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Varies: There are a variety of ways. Probably to most common is to evaluate the blood flow through a artery in a test known as an ultrasound; other tests can ... Read More
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A 41-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Rothaar
23 years experience Pulmonary Critical Care
Lifestyle choices: Plaques form in the carotid in the following manner. Fatty streaks appear, followed by formation of atherosclerosis (Cholesterol plaques). These pla ... Read More
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