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What are the treatment options for blocked carotid arteries?

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Dr. Brandon Scott
Neurosurgery
8 doctors agree

In brief: Just depends

There are a lot of options when discussing carotid artery disease.
The treatment guidelines are very strict and are based on symptoms and the degree of narrowing found on tests. The options range from observation to placing a stent or surgery to remove the blockage. It is really hard to tell which one is the right treatment until evaluated by a vascular surgeon.

In brief: Just depends

There are a lot of options when discussing carotid artery disease.
The treatment guidelines are very strict and are based on symptoms and the degree of narrowing found on tests. The options range from observation to placing a stent or surgery to remove the blockage. It is really hard to tell which one is the right treatment until evaluated by a vascular surgeon.
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Dr. Michael Korona
As an Interventional Radiologist, I treat carotid disease as well. Check out stroke and carotid artery disease at www.sirweb.org
Dr. Milton Alvis Jr
Preventive Medicine

In brief: TxDrivers+/-Symptoms

Artery ds is driven by lipoproteins, ?sugar, ?bp, etc; thus optimize lipoproteins/nmr particle text, hba1c, BP (as tol.
), etc 1st to ?? ds. Look at images yourself for actual status, not just open/closed (not reality). Arteries narrow only after ds for decades & advanced: plaque ruptures induce clots, narrowing & symptoms; often called blocked. Surgery promoted to ? narrowing; risk: stroke/death.

In brief: TxDrivers+/-Symptoms

Artery ds is driven by lipoproteins, ?sugar, ?bp, etc; thus optimize lipoproteins/nmr particle text, hba1c, BP (as tol.
), etc 1st to ?? ds. Look at images yourself for actual status, not just open/closed (not reality). Arteries narrow only after ds for decades & advanced: plaque ruptures induce clots, narrowing & symptoms; often called blocked. Surgery promoted to ? narrowing; risk: stroke/death.
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