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Thinking about your family history or other information, you may
wonder if you should have a carotid endarterectomy. Have you
had symptoms (such as a TIA or mild stroke)? Do you know the percentage of
stenosis (narrowing) in your carotid arteries? If not, you are not ready to make a
decision. People who have no symptoms don't need to
have tests to check for narrowed carotid arteries.footnote 1
Talk with your doctor if you
are worried about your risk for stroke or TIA.
U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (2014). Screening for asymptomatic carotid artery stenosis. U.S. Preventive Services Task Force. http://www.uspreventiveservicestaskforce.org/uspstf/uspsacas.htm. Accessed July 11, 2014.
ByHealthwise StaffPrimary Medical ReviewerE. Gregory Thompson, MD - Internal MedicineSpecialist Medical ReviewerKarin M. Lindholm, DO - Neurology
Current as ofFebruary 20, 2015
Current as of:
February 20, 2015
E. Gregory Thompson, MD - Internal Medicine & Karin M. Lindholm, DO - Neurology
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