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Have a carotid bruit, what should I expect for the near future?

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Dr. Michael Korona
Radiology - Interventional
2 doctors agree

In brief: Ultrasound

You need a carotid doppler.

In brief: Ultrasound

You need a carotid doppler.
Dr. Michael Korona
Dr. Michael Korona
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Dr. Rodeen Rahbar
Surgery - Vascular
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Medical management

A "bruit" is noise transmitted from turbulent flow.
The most common cause of a bruit is atherosclerosis either in the chest arteries or neck arteries. A fair number of healthy people can have a benign bruit due to turbulent flow. A few tests - carotid ultrasound, ankle brachial index can establish if there is atherosclerosis. If you do have atherosclerosis, medical management, no smoking is key.

In brief: Medical management

A "bruit" is noise transmitted from turbulent flow.
The most common cause of a bruit is atherosclerosis either in the chest arteries or neck arteries. A fair number of healthy people can have a benign bruit due to turbulent flow. A few tests - carotid ultrasound, ankle brachial index can establish if there is atherosclerosis. If you do have atherosclerosis, medical management, no smoking is key.
Dr. Rodeen Rahbar
Dr. Rodeen Rahbar
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Dr. Ly Phan
Surgery

In brief: See your doctor

This may be early sign of carotid disease.
As the carotid narrow blood squeeze through a tight area faster resulting in a bruit that we hear.

In brief: See your doctor

This may be early sign of carotid disease.
As the carotid narrow blood squeeze through a tight area faster resulting in a bruit that we hear.
Dr. Ly Phan
Dr. Ly Phan
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