Doctors for Carotid Artery Disease in Siddharameshwar Nagar, Hubli-Dharwad
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CAROTID ARTERY DISEASE
Carotid Artery Disease is a condition where one or both of the carotid arteries that lie on either side of the neck become blocked, thus reducing the flow of blood to the brain, which can further lead to a stroke. This blockage can occur due to excess cholesterol, protein, calcium, fat or cellular waste.
HOW IS CAROTID ARTERY DISEASE DIAGNOSED?
Cardiologists diagnose carotid artery disease by evaluating medical history, physical exam and test results. During physical examination, the doctor listens to your heart for a whooshing sound. Tests for diagnosing the disease are carotid ultrasound, carotid angiography, magnetic resonance angiography and CT Angiography.
HOW IS CAROTID ARTERY DISEASE TREATED?
If you have CAD and not have experienced a stroke, preventive lifestyle changes will be suggested as the best treatment option. In case you have already had a stroke, an invasive surgery may be performed to remove the blockage.
DID YOU KNOW?
Men younger than 75 are at a higher risk than women to develop the carotid artery disease however, after the age of 75, it is women who are at a higher risk. Also, people who have the coronary artery disease are at an increased risk to develop the carotid artery disease.