A 31-year-old member asked:
Who gets carotid artery stenosis?
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Dr. Brian Fishman answered
8 years experience in Emergency Medicine
Elderly Hypertensive: Carotid stenosis usually occurs secondary to longstanding atherosclerosis. Risk factors include high blood pressure, diabetes, and coronary artery disease. It takes time for atherosclerotic plaques to develop, so most patients with carotid artery stenosis are older adults.
Answered on Feb 11, 2020
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