How do you establish cause and effect in Carotid Artery blockage stroke.?

Carotid disease. If angiogram was "fine" then you must not have any. The best way is to get a piece of the blockage in the carotid and look at it under a microscope. Most common cause would be vascular damage (rust) from smoking, high blood pressure, high lipids or old trauma. Happy to do 2nd Opinion to help narrow this down in you.

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Grandma has heart disease and mini strokes and a carotid artery blockage. Will she live long?

Don,t know. She certainly has risks factors which could decrease her life span but many other factors are in play & only a guesstimate may be made even after thorough evaluation. Read more...
What is long enough. These are common conditions in the elderly & definitely affect qualiy of life.Most people can live for years following diagnosis of above. Read more...
Life expectancy. Life expectancy is multifactorial and thus with the little information provided, it's impossible to really discuss survival. But if your grandmother has carotid artery blockages and is having mini-strokes, she may be at high risk for an actual stroke if the blockages are not addressed. Please see a board-certified vascular surgeon. Read more...

If grandma has heart disease and has mini strokes, must we rule out a carotid artery blockage?

Yes. The common causes of stroke are narrowings in the carotid arteries, tiny clots arising from the heart or fragments of plaque from the aorta. Carotid artery blockages can often be treated with stents or with surgery, reducing the risk of major stroke in the ruture. Read more...
Carotid disease. 70% or more blockage of carotid artery, if associated with mini strokes or tias, has been recommended in medical literature to be fixed to decrease the chance of further strokes assuming the risk of fixing the artery at the particular institution is lie. Read more...
YES. Need carotid ultrasound or cta. See stroke.Org or sirweb.Org for discussion of stroke and carotid disease. Read more...

Husband had eye stroke had dopplar & mta dopplar showed blood flow no blockage mta showed severe stenosis carotid artery how does this happen next cta?

Carotid stenosis. If severe, greater than 60%, then you should consider a potential entarterectomy or even stunting to prevent additional stroke events. Some evidence to suggest also, potential benefit of anti-platelet medication such as Aggrenox and a statin. Discuss with a stroke neurologist, and a vascular surgeon. Read more...