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Can flying affect a carotid bruit?

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Dr. Oliver Aalami
Surgery - Vascular
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In brief: No

A carotid bruit is noise from turbulent flow caused by a blockage in the carotid artery.
Flying does not make the turbulence go away and will not affect a carotid bruit.

In brief: No

A carotid bruit is noise from turbulent flow caused by a blockage in the carotid artery.
Flying does not make the turbulence go away and will not affect a carotid bruit.
Dr. Oliver Aalami
Dr. Oliver Aalami
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Dr. Peter H'doubler
Surgery - Vascular

In brief: No

A carotid bruit is simply a noise caused by turbulent flow in the carotid artery.
The amount of stenosis causing the turbulent flow is best quantified with a carotid duplex scan. Most of the time, the degree of stenosis is not critical and then one would be safe to engage in any activity, including flying. A critical stenosis should prompt a consultation to a board certified vascular surgeon.

In brief: No

A carotid bruit is simply a noise caused by turbulent flow in the carotid artery.
The amount of stenosis causing the turbulent flow is best quantified with a carotid duplex scan. Most of the time, the degree of stenosis is not critical and then one would be safe to engage in any activity, including flying. A critical stenosis should prompt a consultation to a board certified vascular surgeon.
Dr. Peter H'doubler
Dr. Peter H'doubler
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Dr. Jonathan Ellichman
Surgery - Vascular

In brief: No

A carotid bruit is a sound.
It's from irregular blood flow across through an artery.

In brief: No

A carotid bruit is a sound.
It's from irregular blood flow across through an artery.
Dr. Jonathan Ellichman
Dr. Jonathan Ellichman
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