Thinking about 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 with your doctor if you
are worried about your risk for stroke or TIA.
January 3, 2013
E. Gregory Thompson, MD - Internal Medicine & Karin M. Lindholm, DO - Neurology
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