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What is the definition or description of: carotid bruit?

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Dr. Norman Chideckel
Vascular Surgery 43 years experience
Sound: A carotid bruit indicates turbulent flow in the carotid artery. If a carotid bruit is noted, then a carotid duplex ultrasound would be helpful to determine if there is in fact carotid artery disease.
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