A 47-year-old member asked:
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what to do if i'm a 55 yo female, diagnosed with a 80% carotid artery blockage. will i need surgery?

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Dr. Michael Korona
32 years experience Interventional Radiology
See a neurologist. : You need a thorough neurological exam. May need additional imaging of your carotid arteries or brain. CTA and or MRI. You may be placed on Aspirin and plavix (clopidogrel). If needed you will be sent to a surgeon to remove the plaque. Please no smoking. See stroke.org.
Answered on Jun 24, 2014

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