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My doctor said he is concerned about my carotid artery. Which tests will I need to take?

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Dr. Oliver Aalami
Surgery - Vascular
3 doctors agree

In brief: Ultrasound

A carotid duplex scan or ultrasound is the best test to start with to evaluate your carotid arteries for blockages.
If you have blockages, a blood test to check your cholesterol levels is also a good idea.

In brief: Ultrasound

A carotid duplex scan or ultrasound is the best test to start with to evaluate your carotid arteries for blockages.
If you have blockages, a blood test to check your cholesterol levels is also a good idea.
Dr. Oliver Aalami
Dr. Oliver Aalami
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Dr. Michael Korona
Radiology - Interventional
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Doppler

Check out radiologyinfo.
Org for more on carotid artery doppler. Make sure you go to accredited lab. Acr or icavl.

In brief: Doppler

Check out radiologyinfo.
Org for more on carotid artery doppler. Make sure you go to accredited lab. Acr or icavl.
Dr. Michael Korona
Dr. Michael Korona
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