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Endarterectomy for Unknown Stenosis With No Symptoms


Endarterectomy for Unknown Stenosis With No Symptoms

Based on your family history or other information, you may be wondering whether you should have a carotid endarterectomy. If you haven't had symptoms (such as a TIA or mild stroke) and do not know the percentage of stenosis (narrowing) in your carotid arteries, you are not ready to make a decision. People who have no symptoms of carotid artery stenosis do not need to have tests to check for narrowed carotid arteries. Talk to your doctor if you are worried about your risk for stroke or TIA.

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ByHealthwise Staff
Primary Medical ReviewerE. Gregory Thompson, MD - Internal Medicine
Specialist Medical ReviewerRichard D. Zorowitz, MD - Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
Last RevisedJanuary 7, 2011

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