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Percentage of carotid artery block

Patient: Is a 50% blockage in the coratid artery something to be concerned about ?

 

 

Doctor: Typically a 70% or greater amount of blockage of the carotid artery is considered significant.The blockage basically dec reases the blood supply to the brain and thus can lead to a stroke. However this amount of blocakge is not significant but can be followed up as the years go by or reviewed in case of symptoms appearing.All the best.

 


 

 
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Dr. Jimmy Obaji M.D.

Dr. Jimmy Obaji M.D.

Dr. Jimmy Obaji completed his residency in Family Medicine at the University of Manitoba. He currently operates a walk-in-clinic in downtown Toronto.

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