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How risky is clogged neck artery surgery?

Not very.

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Carotid endarterectomy, in qualified hands, should be problem free over 94% of the time. In some patients, the risk is even lower. Usually, the CEA operation is recommended when the risk of NOT doing it is higher. Surgery is far and away the safest option; complication rates are higher with other techniques.
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How do I know if there is artery clogging my neck?

Screening ultrasound

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Ask your family doctor to Examine you and listen to your neck . The best screening test is by doing a duplex ultrasound
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I've been told I have clogged arteries in the neck. What should I do?

Work w/ your doctor

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Tx can serve to stabilize the plaque that is present & later to try & reverse it. It will req hard wk, determination, but you can do it w/ help from a proactive doctor. 1st need thorough cardiovasc eval, then tx plan & follow up. Tx will likely include: no TOB, healthy diet, reg exercise, achieve ideal weight, maintain good BP, normal glucose (sugar) & good cholesterol & adv lipid levels & more.
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Dr. Rodeen Rahbar answered:

Is there a clogged artery in my neck,if my doctor hears noises there?

Not always

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Just hearing noises in the neck, in medical terms known as a carotid bruit, does not necessarily imply carotid blockage. In fact, the most common cause of a neck bruit is transmitted noise from the aortic arch, the main blood vessel leaving the heart that branches to provide blood throughout the body.
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Dr. Tariq Niazi answered:

Please tell me, could a lymph node is swollen if artery in neck is clogged?

Most unlikely. The

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LN might be enlarged due to some other reason, but specifically NOT from the clogged arteries.
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Dr. Bradley Thomas answered:

How can i convince my mom to have surgery on her clogged arteries in her neck?

Don't.

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Don't. The way your mom needs to come to this decision is on her own. You can help by finding a good vascular surgeon who can sit down with her and explain the reasoning behind surgery. In many circumstances surgery offers a lower risk of future stroke. This can be a very complex decision and she'll need to have a detailed discussion of the risk, benefits, and alternatives of surgery.
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Is a artery in my neck clogging if my blood pressure has been high for 7 years?

Maybe

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Carotid artery disease is one possible negative effect of chronic high blood pressure. "Clogged" vessels in other places (heart, brain, legs, more) can also occur, and lead to things like heart attacks, strokes, poor leg circulation, kidney problems, etc. However, it's not too late to do something-talk to your doc about eval & tx including healthy diet, exercise, wt. loss and poss medication.
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If you have clogged arteries in your arms and legs, is it possible to have them in your neck?

Yes

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You almost have to imagine the arteries of the body as a tree. If one branch is diseased, then it is likely that other branches are also diseased. In fact, we know that peripheral vascular disease is a strong marker for coronary artery disease. If you have peripheral vascular disease, there is a greater than 90% chance that you have concomitant coronary artery disease.
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I have clogged arteries toward the neck, doctor said if I get surgery, its a 40% chance no stroke, what to do?

?carotid stenosis

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If you possess 60-90% obstruction of your carotid arteries on one or both sides, surgery may be protective, but medication may be an alternative approach in some cases. Your words convey lack of confidence, so, seek out a second opinion with an experienced vascular surgeon.
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Dr. Mathew Chengot answered:

Can a previous sestimbi scan be looked back on to look for clogged arteries. A spect imaging of the neck and chest was performed.?

Yes

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but there could be new diseases that might not be severe enough to be seen on the scan it is good to compair at the least
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