A 41-year-old member asked:
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i think i have heart problem or a blocked carotid artery. which came first ?

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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 homocysteinemia. These causitive factors need be treated. Both carotid blockage or coronary ischemia may require intervention, surgically.
Answered on Nov 26, 2013

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