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Is there a clogged artery in my neck, if my doctor hears noises there?

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Dr. Rodeen Rahbar
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In brief: Not always

Just hearing noises in the neck, in medical terms known as a carotid bruit, does not necessarily imply carotid blockage.
In fact, the most common cause of a neck bruit is transmitted noise from the aortic arch, the main blood vessel leaving the heart that branches to provide blood throughout the body.

In brief: Not always

Just hearing noises in the neck, in medical terms known as a carotid bruit, does not necessarily imply carotid blockage.
In fact, the most common cause of a neck bruit is transmitted noise from the aortic arch, the main blood vessel leaving the heart that branches to provide blood throughout the body.
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