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Vascular Surgery

Carotid Arteries

01/20/2011

Question:

I had an ultra sound performed on my carotid arteries last week and the report came back 30% blockage in the left and 55% on the right. How serious is this?

Answer:

This probably does not require any intervention, but you should be evaluated by a vascular surgeon. 

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Response by:

Jean  E Starr, MD Jean E Starr, MD
Clinical Associate Professor of Vascular Surgery
College of Medicine
The Ohio State University