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Will carotid artery dissection kill me if I don't get treatment?
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Dr. Yu Sun
Internal Medicine - Cardiology
2 doctors agree
In brief: Certainly
Carotid artery dissection, a tear in the inner lining of the artery wall, is a potentially life-threatening condition.

In brief: Certainly
Carotid artery dissection, a tear in the inner lining of the artery wall, is a potentially life-threatening condition.
Dr. Yu Sun
Dr. Yu Sun
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Dr. George Klauber
Pediatrics - Urology
1 doctor agrees
In brief: Possibly
Depends upon how much oxygen can reach the brain from the opposite carotid artery.

In brief: Possibly
Depends upon how much oxygen can reach the brain from the opposite carotid artery.
Dr. George Klauber
Dr. George Klauber
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Dr. Shadi Abu Halimah
Surgery - Vascular
In brief: Possible
The major risk of carotid dissection is to develop stroke.
Depending on the size of the stroke some can become fatal.

In brief: Possible
The major risk of carotid dissection is to develop stroke.
Depending on the size of the stroke some can become fatal.
Dr. Shadi Abu Halimah
Dr. Shadi Abu Halimah
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