A 50-year-old male asked:
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how likely would it be that both carotid arteries <50% occluded will progress on medication to a higher percent blockage over a year in a female 75+?

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Dr. Dean Giannone
24 years experience Internal Medicine
Carotid blockage.: It's not the presence or absence of the medication that matters. It's the efficacy of the medication that matters. How well are BP, blood sugar, cholesterol and weight controlled? Are we smoking cigarettes? Blockage will progress if risk factors for progression are not adequately controlled.
Answered on Dec 1, 2016
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