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What causes carotid artery stenosis?

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Dr. R. Scott Anderson
Radiation Oncology
6 doctors agree

In brief: Atherosclerosis

Usually it is the result of the build up of atherosclerotic plaques over time due to the buildup of cholesterol.

In brief: Atherosclerosis

Usually it is the result of the build up of atherosclerotic plaques over time due to the buildup of cholesterol.
Dr. R. Scott Anderson
Dr. R. Scott Anderson
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Dr. Joel Gotvald
Surgery - Vascular
5 doctors agree

In brief: Carotid Stenosis

Usually caused by atherosclerosis (also known as hardening of the arteries) in which palque builds up within the artery walls.
Risk is increased by smoking cigarrettes, high cholesterol or lipids, or family history / genetic predisposition. Dissection (tear inside the artery) or fibromuscular dysplasia are other potential causes of stenosis. Ultrasound is usually initial study to evaluate.

In brief: Carotid Stenosis

Usually caused by atherosclerosis (also known as hardening of the arteries) in which palque builds up within the artery walls.
Risk is increased by smoking cigarrettes, high cholesterol or lipids, or family history / genetic predisposition. Dissection (tear inside the artery) or fibromuscular dysplasia are other potential causes of stenosis. Ultrasound is usually initial study to evaluate.
Dr. Joel Gotvald
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Dr. Norman Chideckel
Surgery - Vascular
4 doctors agree

In brief: Vascular disease

The risk factors are smoking high blood pressure, diabetes, elevated cholesterol, elevated triglycerides, elevated uric acid levels, family inheritance.

In brief: Vascular disease

The risk factors are smoking high blood pressure, diabetes, elevated cholesterol, elevated triglycerides, elevated uric acid levels, family inheritance.
Dr. Norman Chideckel
Dr. Norman Chideckel
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Dr. Joseph Gemmete
Radiology - Interventional
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Narrowing

Narrowing of the internal carotid artery as determined by ultrasound, mra, cta, or angiogram.

In brief: Narrowing

Narrowing of the internal carotid artery as determined by ultrasound, mra, cta, or angiogram.
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