A 70-year-old member asked:
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my ultra sound for carotid artery showed, "mild noncalcified plaquenin carotid systems bilaterally" should i be worried?-(healthy 70 year old male)

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Dr. Pedro Hernandez
39 years experience Geriatrics
No: Only when the obstruction is around 70% or higher we recommend surgery ( endarterectomy or scraping of the plaques ) but we order an mra or dsa to confirm it . In the mean time you could take 81 mg of Aspirin (if not allergic or contraindicated )and lower your cholesterol as much as you can..
Answered on Jun 24, 2014
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Dr. Michael Korona
32 years experience Interventional Radiology
Not really: Watch your risk factors- see stroke.Org. No smoking. See your doctor to see if you need to take Aspirin or a statin or blood pressure medicine.
Answered on Jun 24, 2014

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