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I have a 100% occluded right intercranial internal carotid and a 50% narrowed left intercranial carotid. At what point is the left a worry?
95% Blocked: Ultrasound is a great way to determine how blocked the carotid arteries are. It turns out that the more blocked they are the greater the risk for a stroke. Even if you are not having a symptoms (mini-stroke or actual stroke), a blockage of 80% or greater is enough to warrant a carotid endarterectomy. If you are having symptoms, then a blockage of 50% or greater is enough to warrant surgery. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
62 female crestor smallest amount every other day. Carotid was 20-39 % occluded, after 6 months 15% occlusion. 93#s, my concern is mental long term.?
I have bilateral carotid artery dissections that are 100% occluded for 1 year. Is it possible they will recanalize after so long?
Crestor 19 months, 10mg, 18 months 2.5 mg. Confusion, not remembering. Taking brain shield- cognitive- circulatory function. Carotid 39 per, occluded?
What's your question: There is no clear question in your rambling. ...Read more
What is the treatment for partially occluded carotid arteries, less than 50%, in a 54 year old female?
Medical management: For most partial occlusions of the carotid arteries of <50%, aggressive medical management is usually all that is needed (i.e. No surgery.) this will include aggressive cholesterol control with LDL < 70 mg/dl and HDL > 45 mg/dl. In addition, blood pressure control with systolic < 130 mmhg and diastolic < 80 mmhg (<130/80). These are general recommendations; see your doctor for your specific case. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
No: If they're occluded, they're gone and whatever damage was going to happen, happened. ...Read more
Usually 70%: How did you find out that your artery is 60% occluded. Usually guidelines state that you do not need a stent placed until you are having symptoms (lightheadedness/dizziness, vision loss, etc) and it is 70% occluded. Depending on your situation, however, your primary doctor or cardiologist may have a different discussion with you. It is best to also get their opinion. Best wishes. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Generally: Generally the major trials regarding decision making in carotid stenosis provide guidance at: 1) 70%, and 4) occluded (100%). There are many other grades that have been developed and discussed, but their clinical utility from the vascular surgeon's perspective is limited. Discuss further with a board certified vascular surgeon. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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