11 doctors weighed in:
What does having carotid artery disease mean?
11 doctors weighed in

Dr. Michael Korona
Radiology - Interventional
4 doctors agree
In brief: Plaque
Plaque or hardening of the arteries forming in the vessels of your neck.
Can lead to stroke.

In brief: Plaque
Plaque or hardening of the arteries forming in the vessels of your neck.
Can lead to stroke.
Dr. Michael Korona
Dr. Michael Korona
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Dr. Peter H'doubler
Surgery - Vascular
2 doctors agree
In brief: See below
Carotid artery disease means that the carotid arteries have blockage, usually in the form of atherosclerosis.
This is diagnosed with a special ultrasound called a carotid duplex scan. In the absence of neurological symptoms, most cases can be handled with medicine and close periodic follow up by a vascular surgeon. However, if the blockage is more than 80%, surgery will reduce the risk of stroke.

In brief: See below
Carotid artery disease means that the carotid arteries have blockage, usually in the form of atherosclerosis.
This is diagnosed with a special ultrasound called a carotid duplex scan. In the absence of neurological symptoms, most cases can be handled with medicine and close periodic follow up by a vascular surgeon. However, if the blockage is more than 80%, surgery will reduce the risk of stroke.
Dr. Peter H'doubler
Dr. Peter H'doubler
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Dr. Khashayar Salartash
Surgery - Vascular
2 doctors agree
In brief: Stenosis
Carotid disease is most commonly referred to as a narrowing of the carotid arteries at the bifurcation in the neck.
This accumulation of plaque usually occurs in patients with risk factors for peripheral vascular disease such as hypertension, diabetes, hypercholesterolemia and smoking. Plaque is brittle and can cause debris to break off and cause a stroke.

In brief: Stenosis
Carotid disease is most commonly referred to as a narrowing of the carotid arteries at the bifurcation in the neck.
This accumulation of plaque usually occurs in patients with risk factors for peripheral vascular disease such as hypertension, diabetes, hypercholesterolemia and smoking. Plaque is brittle and can cause debris to break off and cause a stroke.
Dr. Khashayar Salartash
Dr. Khashayar Salartash
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Dr. Richard Sanders
Surgery - Vascular
1 doctor agrees
In brief: Hardeningof arteries
Hardening of the arteries may involve carotid arteries.
If it progresses it may narrow circulation to the brain or throw off clots to the brain. Symptoms can be transient weakness, numbness, or blindness in one eye or they may be a stroke. If no symptoms, narrowing of the carotid artery of 80% or more means increased risk for stroke and prophylactic surgery may be indicated.

In brief: Hardeningof arteries
Hardening of the arteries may involve carotid arteries.
If it progresses it may narrow circulation to the brain or throw off clots to the brain. Symptoms can be transient weakness, numbness, or blindness in one eye or they may be a stroke. If no symptoms, narrowing of the carotid artery of 80% or more means increased risk for stroke and prophylactic surgery may be indicated.
Dr. Richard Sanders
Dr. Richard Sanders
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Dr. Peter H'doubler
Surgery - Vascular
1 doctor agrees
In brief: See below
Carotid artery disease means that the carotid arteries have blockage, usually in the form of atherosclerosis.
In the absence of neurological symptoms, most cases can be handled with medicine and close periodic follow up by a vascular surgeon. However, if the blockage is more than 80%, surgery will reduce the risk of stroke. In special instances, carotid angioplasty and stent may be an option.

In brief: See below
Carotid artery disease means that the carotid arteries have blockage, usually in the form of atherosclerosis.
In the absence of neurological symptoms, most cases can be handled with medicine and close periodic follow up by a vascular surgeon. However, if the blockage is more than 80%, surgery will reduce the risk of stroke. In special instances, carotid angioplasty and stent may be an option.
Dr. Peter H'doubler
Dr. Peter H'doubler
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