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Carotid artery disease. Is it reversible w/o surgery?

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Dr. Shadi Abu Halimah
Surgery - Vascular
2 doctors agree

In brief: No

Using medications like anti hypercholesterol like Lipitor (atorvastatin) binging bad cholesterol or LDL to below 100 showed in some study that it can prevent progression of atherosclerosis and narrowing in carotid arteries .
In minority of patients it shows very slow regression or decrease in size but not significant. If u have symptoms and more than 50% stenosis then surgery is the answer.

In brief: No

Using medications like anti hypercholesterol like Lipitor (atorvastatin) binging bad cholesterol or LDL to below 100 showed in some study that it can prevent progression of atherosclerosis and narrowing in carotid arteries .
In minority of patients it shows very slow regression or decrease in size but not significant. If u have symptoms and more than 50% stenosis then surgery is the answer.
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Dr. Michael Korona
Radiology - Interventional

In brief: Sort of

Fix risk factors.
No smoking. BP control. Take Aspirin and statin if ordered by your doc. Diabetes control. See stroke.Org.

In brief: Sort of

Fix risk factors.
No smoking. BP control. Take Aspirin and statin if ordered by your doc. Diabetes control. See stroke.Org.
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