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Lightheadness, vertigo, possible carotid bruit: should I be worried?

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In brief: Yes get checked out

Symptomatic carotid artery disease places you in a higher risk category for a stroke, and indicates a need for a surgery called a carotid endarterectomy.
This involves removal of the plaque buildup in the artery. In conjunction with medications, diet modification, and exercise, the procedure will lower your risk of cerebrovascular events.

In brief: Yes get checked out

Symptomatic carotid artery disease places you in a higher risk category for a stroke, and indicates a need for a surgery called a carotid endarterectomy.
This involves removal of the plaque buildup in the artery. In conjunction with medications, diet modification, and exercise, the procedure will lower your risk of cerebrovascular events.
Dr. Debashish Bose
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Dr. Seth Zeidman
Neurosurgery

In brief: Concerned

You should really get this checked out - you are at risk for TIA or stroke.
Check with your primary and get a referral for carotid ultrasound to assess your carotids.

In brief: Concerned

You should really get this checked out - you are at risk for TIA or stroke.
Check with your primary and get a referral for carotid ultrasound to assess your carotids.
Dr. Seth Zeidman
Dr. Seth Zeidman
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