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Bruit refers to a sound, heard via a stethoscope, of blood when it flows through a narrowed opening. As blood flows through a narrow diameter within a vessel, the velocity of flow increases and also becomes more turbulent. The importance of this sound is that, if your doctor hears it, it can signify underlying atherosclerosis--i.e. Build-up ...Read more
Yes: Bruits can change their sound depending on the degree of blockage. In the carotid arteries, for example, as a blockage is almost complete ( > 90%), the bruit actually goes away! this is why a bruit is not the best way to evaluate someone for carotid disease. An ultrasound is much more accurate! ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Yes: There are heart murmurs that can sound similar to carotid bruits. Particularly, the murmur of aortic stenosis (a tight aortic valve) can mimic the sound of a carotid bruit because the sound of the murmur radiates up into the neck area. A physician can perform maneuvers that distinguish between sounds emanating from the heart and those from a diseased carotid artery. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Doc heard bruit in caroited arteries only at rest & goes away during exercise. Doppler ultra sound & cardiac stress tests both normal. Why??
Bruit: not all things that get called bruits are pathologic. With a normal doppler probably ok. Discuss with your doc. ...Read more
Sound waves: Diagnostic ultrasound, sonography, or diagnostic is imaging method that uses high-frequency sound waves to produce relatively precise images of structures within your body. Images provide valuable information for diagnosing and treating a variety of diseases and conditions. Imaging of dynamic structures, heart, blood vessels, gall bladder, liver, spleen, appendix, uterus .Ovaries, brain newborn, etc. ...Read more