A 37-year-old member asked:
Can carotid bruits go away by itself?
2 doctor answers • 8 doctors weighed in
Vascular Surgery 23 years experience
Yes: A carotid bruit is due to turbulent flow from a blockage in the carotid artery. The natural course of carotid disease / atherosclerosis is progression over time. This is especially true if people still smoke. When the blockage in a carotid artery becomes near occlusive, the flow rate drops and the bruit typically goes away.
6.2k viewsReviewed Aug 16, 2020
Interventional Radiology 33 years experience
Yes :(: When vessel closes bruit stops.
6k viewsAnswered >2 years ago
Last updated Aug 16, 2020
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