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A 45-year-old female asked:
Dr. Frank Kuitems
38 years experience Internal Medicine
Yes : For the noise in your ear they make noise damper devices. There is no medication in surgery would do a lot more harm than good as long as the blood fl ... Read More
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A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. Sewa Legha
49 years experience Medical Oncology
Need history of symp: Do you have any symptoms that led you to have a CT/ Angio done? The doctor who ordered this testing is expected to explain these finding to you. Did y ... Read More
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Dr. Chirag Patel
Specializes in Neurology
Know the cause first: Before you can be treated (or attempted to be "cured"), you need to figure out the cause of the tinnitus. Many possibilities include hypertension, med ... Read More
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 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 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 26-year-old male asked:
Dr. Daniel Zanger
32 years experience Cardiology
Carotid: Possibilities include age, chronic hypertension and smoking.
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 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 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 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 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. DAVID AMOS
50 years experience Family Medicine
Carotid stenosis: Presence of carotid bruit and carotid ultrasound.
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bennett Werner
43 years experience Cardiology
Generally not: The 2 vertebral arteries arise from the left and right subclavian arteries and supply the brainstem and cerebellum. Dissection is rare (2.5/100, 000), ... Read More
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Vasudev Ananthram
31 years experience Cardiology
Yes: Yes, a coronary angiogram is the most widely used test to look for blockages in the arteries of the heart and to decide the best treatment option (med ... Read More
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A 61-year-old female asked:
Dr. Hector Dourron
26 years experience Vascular Surgery
Depends on severity: A twisted or distorted aorta can cause blood flow to be blocked from the narrowing of the aorta.
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A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ilan Cohen
24 years experience Ophthalmology
Absoltuely: Blocked carotid arteries can cause a number of problems ranging from a slow decrease in the oxygen getting to one eye to a sudden blockage of blood fl ... Read More
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Budi Bahureksa
30 years experience Cardiology
Yes : It's an optical stroke --.
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 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 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 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Larry Armstrong
26 years experience Neurosurgery
Yes: Many times the carotid dissection cures/heals itself without residual symptoms. As the dissection heals and scars, it "cures" itself. When it occurs ... Read More
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A 56-year-old member asked:
Dr. Louis Grenzer
54 years experience Cardiology
Heart attack: It depends on how bad the blockage is. If severe it could cause actual damage, a heart attack. If less severe it could cause chest pain on exertion. I ... Read More

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