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Are there meds for carotid artery stenosis?

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Dr. Shadi Abu Halimah
Surgery - Vascular
2 doctors agree

In brief: Yes

Patient with carotid stenosis should be on anti platelet medicine like Aspirin or Plavix , also if tolerated, must be on a statin( cholesterol lowering medicine) like Lipitor (atorvastatin) to stabilize atherosclerotic plaque and prevent its progression to worse stenosis.
In cases of symptomatic carotid stenosis above 50% then surgery is better than just medical treatment.

In brief: Yes

Patient with carotid stenosis should be on anti platelet medicine like Aspirin or Plavix , also if tolerated, must be on a statin( cholesterol lowering medicine) like Lipitor (atorvastatin) to stabilize atherosclerotic plaque and prevent its progression to worse stenosis.
In cases of symptomatic carotid stenosis above 50% then surgery is better than just medical treatment.
Dr. Shadi Abu Halimah
Dr. Shadi Abu Halimah
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Dr. DAVID AMOS
Family Medicine
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Carotid stenosis

None, carotid endarterectomy is indicated if stenosis is more than 50-75 % obstructed and patient is symptomatic.

In brief: Carotid stenosis

None, carotid endarterectomy is indicated if stenosis is more than 50-75 % obstructed and patient is symptomatic.
Dr. DAVID AMOS
Dr. DAVID AMOS
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