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Can an acute cerebral vascular accident occur from a recent carotid bruit?
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Dr. Matt Malkin
Anesthesiology
4 doctors agree
In brief: Yes
The bruit may represent carotid stenosis, plaque blocking the artery.
If a piece of plaque or clot breaks off, then it can travel to brain causing cva/stroke. Doppler should reveal nature of bruit. Vascular surgeon may be consulted to do endarterectomy or stent, if merited.

In brief: Yes
The bruit may represent carotid stenosis, plaque blocking the artery.
If a piece of plaque or clot breaks off, then it can travel to brain causing cva/stroke. Doppler should reveal nature of bruit. Vascular surgeon may be consulted to do endarterectomy or stent, if merited.
Dr. Matt Malkin
Dr. Matt Malkin
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Dr. Michael Fenster
Internal Medicine - Cardiology
1 doctor agrees
In brief: Associated
A bruit is simply a sound.
When there is linear and normal flow in the arteries it is difficult to hear the blood flow. Think a wide silent flowing stream. When there is a disturbance to blood flow it becomes turbulent and the noise is reffered to as a bruit; think rapids in a stream. A carotid bruit is associated with possible blockages in the artery which increase stroke risk.

In brief: Associated
A bruit is simply a sound.
When there is linear and normal flow in the arteries it is difficult to hear the blood flow. Think a wide silent flowing stream. When there is a disturbance to blood flow it becomes turbulent and the noise is reffered to as a bruit; think rapids in a stream. A carotid bruit is associated with possible blockages in the artery which increase stroke risk.
Dr. Michael Fenster
Dr. Michael Fenster
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Dr. Michael Korona
Radiology - Interventional
In brief: Yes
Yes. Need carotid doppler if you have a bruit.
Doctor may put you on aspirin. Need risk factor modification. Check out stroke.Org for more info.

In brief: Yes
Yes. Need carotid doppler if you have a bruit.
Doctor may put you on aspirin. Need risk factor modification. Check out stroke.Org for more info.
Dr. Michael Korona
Dr. Michael Korona
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