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A 40-year-old member asked:

what is the treatment for carotid artery stenosis?

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Dr. Lev Lubarsky
Cardiology 23 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
General Surgery 56 years experience
Depends: Variables: symptomatic v asymptomatic degree of.
Dr. Peter H'doubler
Vascular Surgery 40 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 33-year-old member asked:

My father was diagnosed with coronary artery disease. Will I get this disease when i'm older?

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Dr. John Thoppil
Specializes in Obstetrics and Gynecology
Not necessarily: Lucklily genes are just one part of us. Environment also makes a difference. My father also had heart disease. I know that I have an increased genetic risk of similar problems so i work at taking care of myself. I suggest you focus on modifying your risk factors by maintaining a healthy weight by following a good diet and exercise. I suggest having your cholesterol checked on a regular basis.
Dr. Charles Jost
Cardiology 36 years experience
In addition to Dr. Thoppil's suggestions, check your blood pressure regularly. Your 'numbers': cholesterol, blood pressure, BMI, waist measurement (and blood sugar) are all good indicators of your risk of heart disease.
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A 21-year-old member asked:

What genes play an important role in coronary vascular (artery) disease?

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Dr. Robert Kwok
Pediatrics 33 years experience
Genes play a role: Researchers are currently trying to identify genes that increase one's risk for getting artery disease and heart attacks. By looking at families who have several generations with such diseases, researchers have found certain genes are involved. Some genes cause cholesterol levels to stay high. The challenge now is to figure out how each of the identified genes leads to artery disease and blockage.
A 21-year-old member asked:

Do you know the data sheet for examination of a patient of carotid artery stenosis?

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Dr. Klaus d Lessnau
Pulmonary Critical Care 36 years experience
Yes: There is a risk of devastating stroke. See your doctor asap.
A 21-year-old member asked:

How is carotid artery stenosis diagnosed?

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Dr. DAVID AMOS
Family Medicine 51 years experience
Carotid stenosis: Presence of carotid bruit and carotid ultrasound.
A 22-year-old member asked:

What causes carotid artery stenosis?

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Dr. R. Scott Anderson
Radiation Oncology 39 years experience
Atherosclerosis: Usually it is the result of the build up of atherosclerotic plaques over time due to the buildup of cholesterol.

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