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what does it mean if you have a bruit

A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Rodeen Rahbar
20 years experience Vascular Surgery
Medical management: A "bruit" is noise transmitted from turbulent flow. The most common cause of a bruit is atherosclerosis either in the chest arteries or neck arteries. ... Read More
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Oliver Aalami
23 years experience Vascular Surgery
Turbulence in Artery: A carotid bruit is a "swishing" sound heard when listening to the neck with a stethoscope. The noise is turbulence caused by blood flowing past a bloc ... Read More
Dr. Michael Korona
33 years experience Interventional Radiology
Narrowing: Need carotid doppler to see how bad. Need to stop smoking, correct high blood pressure, take statins and Aspirin if prescribed. If not you are at incr ... Read More
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Dr. Susan Arnoult
25 years experience Family Medicine
Blood flow : A bruit is just a sound heard in a blood vessel that represents turbulent blood flow. In the carotid it could possibly represent a narrowing in the ar ... Read More
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A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. Rishi Vohora
19 years experience Cardiology
All normal: no worries. The 2/4 nomenclature is used by some people but it all sounds completely normal (in other words don't assume you are supposed to be 4/4). ... Read More
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ly Phan
Dr. Ly Phan answered
22 years experience General Surgery
See your doctor: This may be early sign of carotid disease. As the carotid narrow blood squeeze through a tight area faster resulting in a bruit that we hear.
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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Liawaty Ho
23 years experience Hematology and Oncology
Narrowing in artery: When there is significant narrowing in carotid artery-that would create turbulant and that can be heard on examination and called carotid bruit. Go t ... Read More
A 22-year-old male asked:
Dr. Cornelius Oleary
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Vascular : See Vascular Surgery Magnetic Resonance Imaging with Angiography /Venogram may be indicated trust vasc surgeon good luck
A 42-year-old female asked:
Dr. John cuong Doan
18 years experience Family Medicine
Carotid bruit is: an abnormal sound heard due to blood flow turbulence in your carotid artery. This sound can be attributed to a carotid artery aneurysm, dissection or ... Read More
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Schlessel
Specializes in General Surgery
No: Bruits are a physical finding and should not cause pain.
A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. Alon Gitig
20 years experience Cardiology
A sound blood makes: Bruit refers to a sound, heard via a stethoscope, of blood when it flows through a narrowed opening. As blood flows through a narrow diameter within a ... Read More
A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Payam Mehranpour
23 years experience Cardiology
Depends: Bruits are caused by turbulent blood flow in blood vessels. If this is caused by narrowing of a blood vessel and is leading to symptoms or other medic ... Read More

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