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who gets carotid artery stenosis?

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Dr. Brian Fishman
8 years experience 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 Jun 26, 2020
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Dr. Michael Korona
32 years experience Interventional Radiology
Check out stroke.org for good info
Oct 1, 2012
Dr. Niranjan Rao
45 years experience Vascular Surgery
See below: High risk individuals include, those with diabetes, high blood pressure, smoking, and high lipids.
Answered on Feb 11, 2020

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Peak velocity: Sometimes what is being recorded is not the velocity in the internal carotid but an adjacent artery such as external carotid . This could also be rel ... Read More
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Dr. R. Scott Anderson
38 years experience Radiation Oncology
Atherosclerosis: Usually it is the result of the build up of atherosclerotic plaques over time due to the buildup of cholesterol.
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Dr. DAVID AMOS
50 years experience Family Medicine
Carotid stenosis: Presence of carotid bruit and carotid ultrasound.
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Dr. DAVID AMOS
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Carotid stenosis: None, carotid endarterectomy is indicated if stenosis is more than 50-75 % obstructed and patient is symptomatic.
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