A 62-year-old male asked:
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right carotid artery throbbing; left not; all day now, no exertion.

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Dr. Leonard Stein
46 years experience Cardiology
Get Carotid U/S: At 62 you are at an age when carotids get narrowed. Are you on a statin drug? Statins are thought to delay carotid disease. If your carotid is 100% blocked little can be done, but if it is less than 90% blocked, Surgery is relatively low risk with experienced surgeons, and clot can be removed. Recommend a Carotid Duplex at the hospital or a good Radiological practice.
Answered on Nov 28, 2017
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