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Who gets carotid artery stenosis?

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Brian Fishman
Emergency Medicine
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In brief: Elderly Hypertensive

Carotid stenosis usually occurs secondary to longstanding atherosclerosis.
Risk factors include high blood pressure, diabetes, and coronary artery disease. It takes time for atherosclerotic plaques to develop, so most patients with carotid artery stenosis are older adults.

In brief: Elderly Hypertensive

Carotid stenosis usually occurs secondary to longstanding atherosclerosis.
Risk factors include high blood pressure, diabetes, and coronary artery disease. It takes time for atherosclerotic plaques to develop, so most patients with carotid artery stenosis are older adults.
Brian Fishman
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Dr. Michael Korona
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Dr. Niranjan Rao
Surgery - Vascular

In brief: See below

High risk individuals include, those with diabetes, high blood pressure, smoking, and high lipids.

In brief: See below

High risk individuals include, those with diabetes, high blood pressure, smoking, and high lipids.
Dr. Niranjan Rao
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