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please tell me, are there meds for carotid artery stenosis?

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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.
Answered on Jun 24, 2014

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