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How do people treat carotid artery disease?

How do people treat carotid artery disease?

Multiple options: If the narrowing is significant surgery or a stent are used. Before you get to that point blood pressure control, cholesterol lowering medications and blood sugar control are helpful. And obviously no smoking. ...Read more

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Dr. L. Collins
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Artery (Definition)

Arteries are defined as blood vessels which carry blood away from the heart (to either the body or lungs). Arteries: higher pressure, thicker walls, stretch (pulse) with each heart contraction & deliver blood to the arterioles which control the flow to individual capillaries. Veins are blood vessels which carry blood from capillaries back to the heart (body to right heart; ...Read more


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I'm seeing spots with carotid artery disease, is that bad?

I'm seeing spots with carotid artery disease, is that bad?

Please: Be evaluated by an opthalmologist as well as by your doctor and or a neurologist. You may need an eye exam, a carotid doppler and possibly a trans cranial doppler. These will direct medical vs surgical treatment options. ...Read more

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Doctors please advise. Is it ok to press your carotid to ck pulse if you have carotid artery disease?

Doctors please advise.  Is it ok to press your carotid to ck pulse if you have carotid artery disease?

Ok but: There is truly no association between pressing on the carotid artery and increase risk of stroke in my opinion except if the patient has more than fifty percent stenosis and he is symptomatic because in this special situation the plaque in the carotid artery can be friable and pressing on it can cause another attack. ...Read more

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I can hear my heartbeat in my head. Is this indicative of carotid artery disease?

I can hear my heartbeat in my head. Is this indicative of carotid artery disease?

NO.: The carotid artery in the neck forks into two branches at the ear level. Just as in a river fork, flow at the fork is turbulent. This turbulence is what some people hear, even though there may be no narrowing in the artery. Next time you see your doctor have him/her listen over the carotid artery. If there is a bruit (swishing noise) there, an ultrasound study should be obtained. ...Read more

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Hearing my heartbeat in my head sometimes. Is this indicative of carotid artery disease?

Hearing my heartbeat in my head sometimes. Is this indicative of carotid artery disease?

Can be normal. : High blood pressure more likely. Carotid stenosis can cause a bruit you can hear but is less likely. Best to be examined. ...Read more

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Why would i be given Clopidogrel (Plavix (clopidogrel) ) for TIA when Warafin is reversible? Is Warafin Not indicated in in TIA for Carotid Artery Disease ?

Why would i be  given Clopidogrel (Plavix (clopidogrel) ) for TIA when Warafin  is reversible? Is Warafin Not  indicated in in TIA
for Carotid Artery Disease ?

Differences: Clopidigrel has been carefully studied for prevention of stroke and heart attack, and seems to work well for local obstruction of blood vessels, but warfarin is an anti-coagulant designed to prevent blood clots at a distance from entering the brain circulation. Warfarin does not seem to be risk advantageous for local TIA, and likely your doctor has made a reasonable choice. ...Read more

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What does having carotid artery disease mean?

What does having carotid artery disease mean?

Plaque: Plaque or hardening of the arteries forming in the vessels of your neck. Can lead to stroke. ...Read more

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What symptoms typically go along with carotid artery disease?

Risk of stroke: Carotid disease is a risk factor for stroke. Prior to a stroke, a patient may have transient ischemic attacks (tias), which are brief episodes of weakness or numbness on one side of the body, coordination or speech difficulties. A specific TIA attributable to carotid disease is a brief loss of vision in one eye called amaurosis fugax. Treatment of asymptomatic carotid disease is controversial. ...Read more

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What are the symtoms of carotid artery disease with narrowing?

What are the symtoms of carotid artery disease with narrowing?

Stroke: Typically has no symptoms but with advance percentage of narrowing will increase risk of stroke or mini stroke. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: Carotid artery disease?

What is the definition or description of: Carotid artery disease?

Carotid Artery: Disease= a number pathologic processes that affect the carotid arteries. In common usage it generally implies atherosclerotic disease. ...Read more

Dr. Geoffrey Rutledge
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Air Embolism (Definition)

Blood vessels are made to carry blood - liquid. A small amount of air in a vessel is not usually a big deal as it will be absorbed into the blood. Larger volumes of air (10 mL or larger) can be significant to block blood flow in that vessel. That is bad in the brain (stroke) and really bad in the heart because ...Read more


Dr. Daniel Saurborn
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Embolus (Definition)

Usually a blood clot that migrates from one area of the body to another. Most commonly a clot from a leg vein to the lung . It can also pertain to a clot, or atheromatous material that moves from one segment to another, such as cholesterol material in a carotid lesion moving into the ...Read more