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Are there meds for carotid artery stenosis, or is it surgery or nothing?

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Dr. Rodeen Rahbar
Surgery - Vascular
3 doctors agree

In brief: Depends on details

Not every case of carotid stenosis requires surgery.
The vast majority are best treated with medical management. Discuss with your doctor.

In brief: Depends on details

Not every case of carotid stenosis requires surgery.
The vast majority are best treated with medical management. Discuss with your doctor.
Dr. Rodeen Rahbar
Dr. Rodeen Rahbar
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Dr. Steven Busuttil
Surgery - Vascular
2 doctors agree

In brief: No Meds

No current medication reduce the carotid artery disease.
But antiplatlet agents and statins decrease the risk of stroke.

In brief: No Meds

No current medication reduce the carotid artery disease.
But antiplatlet agents and statins decrease the risk of stroke.
Dr. Steven Busuttil
Dr. Steven Busuttil
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Dr. Robert Vorhies
Surgery - Vascular

In brief: Medications first

Carotid stenosis is often asymptomatic and treated with medication before considering surgery.
When stroke symptoms occur, surgery is recommended when stenosis is more than 50%.

In brief: Medications first

Carotid stenosis is often asymptomatic and treated with medication before considering surgery.
When stroke symptoms occur, surgery is recommended when stenosis is more than 50%.
Dr. Robert Vorhies
Dr. Robert Vorhies
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