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Could bad circulation cause slurred speech?

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Dr. Peter H'doubler
Vascular Surgery 40 years experience
Yes: Blockage of the carotid artery can cause transient episodes of slurred or garbled speech. These are called transient ischemic attacks or tias. Tias put the patient at a high risk of having a stroke and so evaluation is warranted.

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