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Hi doctors, can you tell me what is stenosis of the carotid artery?

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Dr. Timothy Wu
Vascular Surgery 19 years experience
Narrowing: "stenosis" means narrowing. Most commonly stenosis of the carotid artery is from atherosclerotic disease, or hardening and buildup of plaque within the artery itself. Atherosclerotic disease of the carotid artery is implicated in stroke and is best monitored by a vascular surgeon, who can easily follow the degree of narrowing by ultrasound on a periodic basis.

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