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how can i tell if i have a blocked carotid artery?

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Dr. Peter H'doubler
39 years experience Vascular Surgery
Duplex scan: Doppler involves the use of reflected sound waves to evaluate the flow of blood in vessels. Vascular ultrasound evaluates the structure and architecture of blood vessels and can be used to visualize blockages in arteries and veins. Using these together is called a duplex scan and is what vascular labs all utilize for diagnosis. Always look to see that the lab you go to is accredited by icavl.
Answered on Mar 30, 2018
Dr. Niranjan Rao
45 years experience Vascular Surgery
Ultrasound: By an ultrasound exam of the neck arteries.
Answered on Feb 22, 2015

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