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A 40-year-old member asked:

What is the treatment for carotid artery stenosis?

3 doctor answers5 doctors weighed in
Dr. Lev Lubarsky
Cardiology 24 years experience
Depends: If the stenosis is <70%, then the therapy is typically medical: Aspirin and cholesterol control (ldl 70-100). In most places stenosis > 70 is treated by surgery or stenting (which depends on a patients symptoms, anatomy, risk for surgery and doctors skills.
Dr. Creighton Wright
surgery 57 years experience
Depends: Variables: symptomatic v asymptomatic degree of.
Dr. Peter H'doubler
Vascular Surgery 41 years experience
See below: Carotid artery disease means that the carotid arteries have blockage, usually in the form of atherosclerosis. This can cause stroke. The more severe the blockage, the greater the risk in the absence of neurological symptoms, most cases can be handled with medicine and close periodic follow up by a vascular surgeon. However, if the blockage is more than 80%, surgery will reduce the risk of stroke.

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A 22-year-old member asked:

Who gets carotid artery stenosis?

2 doctor answers8 doctors weighed in
Dr. Brian Fishman
Dr. Brian Fishmananswered
Emergency Medicine 10 years experience
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.
Dr. Michael Korona
Radiology - Interventional 34 years experience
Check out stroke.org for good info
Oct 1, 2012
A 21-year-old member asked:

How is carotid artery stenosis diagnosed?

3 doctor answers6 doctors weighed in
Dr. DAVID AMOS
Family Medicine 52 years experience
Carotid stenosis: Presence of carotid bruit and carotid ultrasound.
A 22-year-old member asked:

What causes carotid artery stenosis?

4 doctor answers17 doctors weighed in
Dr. R. Scott Anderson
Radiation Oncology 40 years experience
Atherosclerosis: Usually it is the result of the build up of atherosclerotic plaques over time due to the buildup of cholesterol.
A 21-year-old member asked:

Are there meds for carotid artery stenosis?

2 doctor answers5 doctors weighed in
Dr. DAVID AMOS
Family Medicine 52 years experience
Carotid stenosis: None, carotid endarterectomy is indicated if stenosis is more than 50-75 % obstructed and patient is symptomatic.

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