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If grandma has heart disease and has mini strokes, must we rule out a carotid artery blockage?

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Dr. Claude Brachfeld
Internal Medicine - Cardiology
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In brief: Yes

The common causes of stroke are narrowings in the carotid arteries, tiny clots arising from the heart or fragments of plaque from the aorta.
Carotid artery blockages can often be treated with stents or with surgery, reducing the risk of major stroke in the ruture.

In brief: Yes

The common causes of stroke are narrowings in the carotid arteries, tiny clots arising from the heart or fragments of plaque from the aorta.
Carotid artery blockages can often be treated with stents or with surgery, reducing the risk of major stroke in the ruture.
Dr. Claude Brachfeld
Dr. Claude Brachfeld
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Dr. Michael Korona
Radiology - Interventional

In brief: YES

Need carotid ultrasound or cta.
See stroke.Org or sirweb.Org for discussion of stroke and carotid disease.

In brief: YES

Need carotid ultrasound or cta.
See stroke.Org or sirweb.Org for discussion of stroke and carotid disease.
Dr. Michael Korona
Dr. Michael Korona
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Dr. Howard Rubin
Internal Medicine - Cardiology

In brief: Carotid disease

70% or more blockage of carotid artery, if associated with mini strokes or tias, has been recommended in medical literature to be fixed to decrease the chance of further strokes assuming the risk of fixing the artery at the particular institution is lie.

In brief: Carotid disease

70% or more blockage of carotid artery, if associated with mini strokes or tias, has been recommended in medical literature to be fixed to decrease the chance of further strokes assuming the risk of fixing the artery at the particular institution is lie.
Dr. Howard Rubin
Dr. Howard Rubin
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