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Should someone in his late 80s (with history of tias) have his carotids checked?

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Dr. Oliver Aalami
Surgery - Vascular
2 doctors agree

In brief: Absolutely

Someone who is having tias should most definitely have their carotids checked since the carotid arteries are the number one source for embolic strokes.
In "symptomatic" patients, such as someone who is having tias, a carotid blockage of 50% or more warrants intervention.

In brief: Absolutely

Someone who is having tias should most definitely have their carotids checked since the carotid arteries are the number one source for embolic strokes.
In "symptomatic" patients, such as someone who is having tias, a carotid blockage of 50% or more warrants intervention.
Dr. Oliver Aalami
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Dr. Michael Korona
Radiology - Interventional
1 doctor agrees

In brief: You bet

Needs carotid doppler and possibly a cta of head and neck.

In brief: You bet

Needs carotid doppler and possibly a cta of head and neck.
Dr. Michael Korona
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