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Accuracy of carotid artery ultrasound to detect circ problems and impending cva?
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Dr. Christopher Bulger
Surgery - Vascular
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In brief: Screening test
Ultrasound is a good screening test for carotid stenosis which is a risk factor for a stroke, however the ultrasound even in an accredited lab is not predictive of risk for stroke.
Stroke may be ischemic or hemorrhagic and may not be caused by carotid disease.

In brief: Screening test
Ultrasound is a good screening test for carotid stenosis which is a risk factor for a stroke, however the ultrasound even in an accredited lab is not predictive of risk for stroke.
Stroke may be ischemic or hemorrhagic and may not be caused by carotid disease.
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