CAROTID ULTRASOUND

Carotid ultrasonography is an ultrasound-based diagnostic imaging technique to reveal structural details of the carotid arteries, so as to look for blood clots, atherosclerotic plaque buildup, and other blood flow problems. A carotid duplex is a carotid ultrasonography carried out by duplex ultrasonography

CAROTID ULTRASOUND

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CAROTID ULTRASOUND

Carotid ultrasonography is an ultrasound-based diagnostic imaging technique to reveal structural details of the carotid arteries, so as to look for blood clots, atherosclerotic plaque buildup, and other blood flow problems. A carotid duplex is a carotid ultrasonography carried out by duplex ultrasonography

CAROTID ULTRASOUND

Carotid Ultrasound is the most common test for diagnosing carotid artery disease. Each year, over 960,000 people in the United States die from heart disease or stroke. Most people who have strokes over age 65 are male. Stroke is the leading cause of death in the United States and a leading disabler of older Americans. The Carotid Ultrasound is a simple exam that may be performed in 30 minutes in your office and could save years on your patients’ lives.

The major risk factors for carotid artery disease are unhealthy blood cholesterol levels, high blood pressure, smoking, old age, insulin resistance, diabetes, overweight or obesity metabolic syndrome, lack of physical activity, and/or a family history of atherosclerosis. Please consider a Carotid Ultrasound if your patients have any of these risk factors.

Indications for a Carotid Ultrasound

 

  • Aphasia
  • Amaurosis Fugax
  • Syncope
  • Lack of Coordination
  • Pre Op
  • Slurred Speech
  • Dizziness and Giddiness
  • Carotid Bruit

What Ultrasound Can Determine

 

  • Carotid Artery Disease
  • Intimal Thickness
  • Trans Ischemic Attack (TIA)
  • Cerebral Vascular Attack (CVA)
  • Stroke
  • Reduced Blood Flow to the Brain
  • Subclavian Stenosis
  • Subclavian Steel Syndrome
Category
Services, Treatments
Type of service
Vascular

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