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symptoms of blocked carotid artery in neck

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Dr. Peter H'doubler
39 years experience Vascular Surgery
Duplex scan: Doppler involves the use of reflected sound waves to evaluate the flow of blood in vessels. Vascular ultrasound evaluates the structure and architect ... Read More
Dr. Niranjan Rao
45 years experience Vascular Surgery
Ultrasound: By an ultrasound exam of the neck arteries.

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Dr. Thomas Namey
47 years experience Rheumatology
Both at the same tim: Factors causing one cxause they other: smoking, bad cholesterol issues, increased blood pressure, diabetes, and several less liekly other, like homocy ... Read More
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Dr. J mark Rheudasil
37 years experience Vascular Surgery
Stroke: A blocked carotid artery may result in a stroke. This could explain a change in her behavior or personality. If she has not had a stroke, however, a c ... Read More
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Schwartz
32 years experience Vascular Surgery
Unlikely related: It's unlikely related, however she should see her PMD to make sure this is not related to small strokes (TIAs)
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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 22-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 21-year-old member asked:
Dr. DAVID AMOS
50 years experience Family Medicine
Carotid stenosis: Presence of carotid bruit and carotid ultrasound.
A 21-year-old member asked:
Dr. DAVID AMOS
50 years experience Family Medicine
Carotid stenosis: None, carotid endarterectomy is indicated if stenosis is more than 50-75 % obstructed and patient is symptomatic.
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A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Vorhies
24 years experience Vascular Surgery
Greater than 65 : The incidence of carotid stenosis increases steadily as one ages. More common in men than women, and significantly after age 65.
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bennett Werner
43 years experience Cardiology
Yes: You should be on an Aspirin and a statin. Both lower your risk of a stroke, but neither will make the carotid stenosis go away.

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