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Will carotid artery disease kill me if I don't get treatment?

9 doctors weighed in
Dr. Carlo Hatem
Internal Medicine - Pulmonary Critical Care
5 doctors agree

In brief: Stroke

Stroke is the most common complication of carotid artery disease.
Some strokes are not survivable. If you have carotid disease, there is a higher chance of coronary disease as well. Coronary disease often leads to heart attacks and sudden death.

In brief: Stroke

Stroke is the most common complication of carotid artery disease.
Some strokes are not survivable. If you have carotid disease, there is a higher chance of coronary disease as well. Coronary disease often leads to heart attacks and sudden death.
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Dr. Khashayar Salartash
Surgery - Vascular
2 doctors agree

In brief: No

If you have carotid stenosis that is of significance then you should have surgery to remove the blockage.
The degree of stenosis that makes you a candidate for surgery varies for symptomatic patients as opposed to symptomatic patients. The goal however is to prevent stoke.

In brief: No

If you have carotid stenosis that is of significance then you should have surgery to remove the blockage.
The degree of stenosis that makes you a candidate for surgery varies for symptomatic patients as opposed to symptomatic patients. The goal however is to prevent stoke.
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Dr. Shadi Abu Halimah
Surgery - Vascular
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Stroke

Blockage in the carotid artery can cause stroke especially if the stenosis is more than fifty percent.

In brief: Stroke

Blockage in the carotid artery can cause stroke especially if the stenosis is more than fifty percent.
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