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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

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A 49-year-old member asked:
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
A 41-year-old member asked:
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 44-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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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Lev Lubarsky
22 years experience Cardiology
Depends: If the stenosis is <70%, then the therapy is typically medical: Aspirin and cholesterol control (ldl 70-100). In most places stenosis > 70 is treated ... 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 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 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Milton Mintz
66 years experience Geriatrics
The carotid arteries: Are the main arterial blood vessels to the brain. Stenosis is preceded ; caused by plaque. Lilies ; familial history are culprits! have carotid dopple ... Read More
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A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Klaus d Lessnau
35 years experience Pulmonary Critical Care
Yes: There is a risk of devastating stroke. See your doctor asap.

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