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If you have a blockage in your carotid neck artery will your cholesterol be high?

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Dr. Kevin Nolan
Surgery - Vascular 36 years experience
Carotid block/choles: While many who have blockage in any artery (including the carotid arteries) are predisposed to it by their elevated cholesterol levels, some people with blockage may not have high cholesterol.
Dr. Myles Douglas
A Verified Doctoranswered
50 years experience
Possibly: There is a frequent correlation between arterial blockages and elevated cholesterol. Other issues can also impact harding of the arteries such as smoking, diet and hereditary influences. There is also the possibility of blockages in other anatomic regions which cnan be best determined by your physician.

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