A 43-year-old member asked:
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are there meds for carotid artery stenosis, or is it surgery or nothing?

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Dr. Robert Vorhies
24 years experience Vascular Surgery
Medications first : Carotid stenosis is often asymptomatic and treated with medication before considering surgery. When stroke symptoms occur, surgery is recommended when stenosis is more than 50%.
Answered on Oct 23, 2013
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Dr. Rodeen Rahbar
19 years experience Vascular Surgery
Depends on details: Not every case of carotid stenosis requires surgery. The vast majority are best treated with medical management. Discuss with your doctor.
Answered on May 15, 2014
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Dr. Steven Busuttil
32 years experience Vascular Surgery
No Meds: No current medication reduce the carotid artery disease. But antiplatlet agents and statins decrease the risk of stroke.
Answered on Aug 23, 2013
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