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Could you explain what is carotid artery stenosis and stroke?

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Dr. Milton Mintz answered

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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 doppler ; lipid follow up by pcp. I usually follow ; treat according to advanced lipid testing( liposcience emr!

Answered 9/28/2016

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Dr. Khamid Bakhadirov answered

Specializes in Neurology

Narrowing: Carotid stenosis means narrowing of the carotid artery. This can cause decreased blood flow to the brain and result in a stroke. Plaque build up at the site of narrowing can also cause plaque pieces flow up to the brain and cause stroke.

Answered 10/13/2016

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