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What is the treatment for carotid artery disease?

What is the treatment for carotid artery disease?

Endarterectomy: This is an operation that removes the plaque from the lumen of the artery. Traditionally this is the gold standard treatment for carotid disease. In some patients however that are high risk for surgery your doctor may recommend carotid stenting. Either way maximal medical management of peripheral vascular disease should be incorporated into the treatment paradigm. ...Read more

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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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What is the treatment for coronary artery disease?

What is the treatment for coronary artery disease?

Many: There are many components to treatment including quitting smoking if you smoke, eating healthy and working toward a healthy weight if needed, regular exercise, identification & then treatment of modifiable risk factors (i.e. Blood pressure, cholesterol & other advanced markers, diabetes, more) , and then regular follow-up to ensure goals are being met & new advances in treatment incorporated. ...Read more

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What is the treatment for carotid artery stenosis?

What is the treatment for  carotid artery stenosis?

See below: Carotid artery disease means that the carotid arteries have blockage, usually in the form of atherosclerosis. This can cause stroke. The more severe the blockage, the greater the risk in the absence of neurological symptoms, most cases can be handled with medicine and close periodic follow up by a vascular surgeon. However, if the blockage is more than 80%, surgery will reduce the risk of stroke. ...Read more

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What is the diagnosis for coronary artery disease?

What is the diagnosis for coronary artery disease?

Various: If you're asking how CAD is diagnosed, there are actually many ways. Direct testing can show it (ie stress test, calcium scan, catheterization). We also consider the presence of vascular disease elsewhere in the body to be equiv. To having cad. So if someone has blocked circulation in the legs, or a history of certain kinds of stroke, they'd be treated like they have cad. It's a systemic process. ...Read more

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What is the treatment for coronary arteriosclerosis?

What is the treatment for coronary arteriosclerosis?

Cad: Risk factor modification, BP control, and using medications that improve the supply-demand balance in coronary blood (and hence oxygen) supply. ...Read more

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What is the best treatment for coronary artery anomaly?

It depends: Depending on the type of coronary artery anomaly, no treatment may be necessary. For other types of anomalies, surgery may be necessary to reduce the risk of future cardiac events. Consult your cardiologist who should be able to help answer your questions about your specific type of abnormality and potential risks. ...Read more

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What is the treatment for narrowing of coronary arteries?

What is the treatment for narrowing of coronary arteries?

Another idea: Narrowing of coronary arteries usually is a result of atherosclerosis, a buildup of plaque on the arterial walls. It is the long term effect of inflammation, cholesterol and aspects of lifestyle. If someone is motivated to change exercise habits, stress levels and diet, investigate the insurers- and medicare-approved program of dr. Dean ornish (www.Pmri.Org). It's work but can reverse this. ...Read more

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What is the treatment for cerebral artery occlusion with infarction?

What is the treatment for cerebral artery occlusion with infarction?

Nothing: if caught early, thrombolytics (clot dissolving agents) can be instilled. but once infrarction has occurred it is too late for thrombolytics. ...Read more

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What is the treatment for atherosclerosis?

What is the treatment for atherosclerosis?

LDL Drives HDL Stops: Atherosclerosis, typically starts ~age 7, is primarily driven by lipoproteins (the proteins which transport fat in the water outside cells), not cholesterol (made by every cell), thus optimize NMR particle test (hdl & LDL concentration, not cholesterol), keep hba1c low, optional ?5.0%, sbp ?120 mmhg, don’t smoke, exercise, avoid dietary sugars, etc; study: nusi.Org, taubes, attia, lustig fatchance. ...Read more

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What is the best treatment for cerebral artery occlusion with infaret?

What is the best treatment for cerebral artery occlusion with infaret?

3 interventions: 1. Treatment in a stroke unit. 2.IV rtPA therapy administered within 3 hours of onset to patients with ischemic stroke. 3. Aspirin administered within the first 48 hours of stroke. After patients are treated for a stroke, their typical initial rehabilitation program will last 3-4 weeks. ...Read more

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What is the most effective treatment for coronary heart disease?

CAD: Coronary heart disease is heart disease caused and associated with abnormalities of the coronary arteries.The treatments are diet, exercise, not smoking , polypharmacy with aspirin, statin, beta blocker and ace inhibitor and sometimes other medicines, interventional procedures or surgery may also be recommended as appropriate for the individual patient. ...Read more

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What is the best treatment for arteriosclerotic cardiovascular disease?

What is the best treatment for arteriosclerotic cardiovascular disease?

D and E: Diet and exercise. No smoking. Aspirin. Statin. Beta-blocker. Ace-inhibitor. For unstable symptoms or high risk features: coronary angiography and revascularization ...Read more

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What's the most natural treatment for coronary artery disease?

What's the most natural treatment for coronary artery disease?

Lifestyle changes: There are risk factors you can't control, like family history and diseases you've had that put you at risk. Most of the risk factors are within your control, such as diet and exercise to keep you LDL low and your HDL high. Discuss these measures with your doctor as everyone can benefit from this, get regular checkups and blood tests to monitor your progress. Do not smoke or take drugs. ...Read more

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What is the treatment and prognosis for someone with a combination of carotid occlusion/stenosis and occlusion/stenosis of the basilar artery?

What is the treatment and prognosis for someone with a combination of carotid occlusion/stenosis and occlusion/stenosis of the basilar artery?

Depends: Artery disease in the neck vessels (carotid/basilar) is associated with risk for stroke. Your doc, vascular provider can best assess all the associated factors and give you a risk assessment. Treatments vary from medical management, nicotine cessation, stenting, surgery and combinations of them all. ...Read more

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What are the treatment options for coronary artery blockage?

What are the treatment options for coronary artery blockage?

It depends: It depends on the degree of blockage and the symptoms. If the blockage of the coronary artery is >70% and the ischemia is reversible and the patient is symptomatic, revascularization (angioplasty/stent or surgery) is usually recommended, however there are patients have contraindications for intervention and they might be treated only by medications. Treatment is highly individualized. ...Read more

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What is the treatment for valvular aortic stenosis?

What is the treatment for valvular aortic stenosis?

Depends: Surgical if it's really bad & the patient can withstand the surgery. If the stenosis is not severe, medical management. ...Read more

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What is the treatment for parotid blockage?

What is the treatment for parotid blockage?

Several: Parotid glands produce saliva, and are located bilaterally in front the ear. They send salivary fluid along stenson's duct to the high cheek areas in the inside of mouth. Blockage can be just forming or a hard stone (sialolith) try to milk the saliva out by firmly pressing and rolling along to duct orafice in mouth. Surgery can be done if far from gland itself. If it is near, possible nerve damage. ...Read more

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What is the treatment for carotid artery disease?

Endarterectomy: This is an operation that removes the plaque from the lumen of the artery. Traditionally this is the gold standard treatment for carotid disease. In some patients however that are high risk for surgery your doctor may recommend carotid stenting. Either way maximal medical management of peripheral vascular disease should be incorporated into the treatment paradigm. ...Read more

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Will carotid artery disease kill me if I don't get treatment?

Stroke: Stroke is the most common complication of carotid artery disease. Some strokes are not survivable. If you have carotid disease, there is a higher chance of coronary disease as well. Coronary disease often leads to heart attacks and sudden death. ...Read more

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What to do if I have carotid artery disease?

It depends: It depends on the severity. Anything along the spectrum of lifestyle changes, to medication, to surgery may be indicated. Speak with your doctor about your particular situation. ...Read more

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How do you diagonise carotid artery disease?

Multiple modalities: Carotid ultrasound is the least invasive of the tests. Mr angiography requires a patient to lie in a confined space. The quality of the images is dependent upon no movement during the study. Ct angiography requires iodine-based contrast dye. Patients with chronic renal disease may have special preparations before their study. The gold standard is most invasive, arterial angiography. ...Read more

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What are the tests for carotid artery disease?

What are the tests for carotid artery disease?

Duplex ultrasound: First best test is duplex ultrasound . Other test like ct angiogram or mr angiogram could be done . The most invasive but gold standard is conventional arteriography. ...Read more

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Describe the features of carotid artery disease.?

Ischemic stroke: Carotid artery disease usually occurs at the origin of the internal carotid artery at the neck and results from plaque build up. The main concern is that blood clots may for from turbulent blood flow this plaque causes, and the clot may travel upward and block an important brain artery, causing a stroke. It is a common found and commonly treated cause for stroke. Several options exist. ...Read more

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Is the first step for carotid artery disease an ultrasound?

Is the first step for carotid artery disease an ultrasound?

Yes, generally: Ultrasound is the best screening tool for carotid disease. It is non-invasive and gives flow data in real time. Carotid ultrasound is advised for people with multiple risk factors (age over 65, high blood pressure, high cholesterol, diabetes, strong family history, smoking), people with symptoms of stroke or an abnormal noise (bruit) in the neck on exam. ...Read more

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Pulse in my head. Is this indicative of carotid artery disease?

Pulse in my head. Is this indicative of carotid artery disease?

No: Carotid artery disease usually become symptomatic when an embolus or clot goes to the brain and cause stroke or mini stroke . Hearing pulse in the head does not indicate the presence or absence of disease. ...Read more

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Seeing spots with carotid artery disease? Is that a sign of bad clogging?

Seeing spots with carotid artery disease?  Is that a sign of bad clogging?

Possibly: If you develop transient visual disturbance like curtain coming down your eye, it may well be early sign of carotid disease so see your doc soon. ...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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What is carotid artery disease?

What is carotid artery disease?

Carotid stenosis: In the carotid arteries the flow of blood goes from being linear to being turbulent due to the "fork in the road" at the bifurcation. This causes the area of the proximal internal and external carotid arteries to develop plaque. This plaque leads to narrowing of the artery. The material that is causing the narrowing is fragile and can break off and cause a stroke. ...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 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

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I was wondering what is the risk factors for carotid artery disease?

I was wondering what is the risk factors for carotid artery disease?

Same : Same as those for cardiac or peripheral vascular disease: high fat diet, lack of exercise, poorly controlled diabetes and high blood pressure. Also genetic factors play a role. Very importantly, smoking. ...Read more

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Seeing spots symptoms of carotid artery disease?

Seeing spots symptoms of carotid artery disease?

Very rarely,if ever.: Usual is amaurosis fugax, like a shade coming down over the vision of one eye only, but not both.An unusual variation is bright light amaurosis, brought on in one eye when in bright light, because the extra light puts more demand on the retina.The key in all vision changes with carotid disease is that it is monocular, a point missed by most practitioners.If a symptom affects both eyes, not carotid! ...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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What lifestyle changes can I make to decrease my risk for carotid artery disease?

Many: Lose weight, lower your cholesterol, control your diabetes, lower your blood pressure, lower your stress. These are all within your power to affect but it will take some work on your part. ...Read more

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Carotid Arteries (Definition)

The carotid arteries start in the chest and progress up the sides of the neck. About mid neck they split and one branch supplies blood to the face the, the other continues without branches into the skull and supplies ...Read more


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Carotid Artery Disease (Definition)

Disease= a number pathologic processes that affect the carotid arteries. In common usage it ...Read more