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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
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
Dr. Michael Korona
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