Category Archives: Carotid disease

More on carotid plaque…

Although not a perfect test, carotid ultrasound is an exceptionally easy and accessible test. Using high-frequency sound, clear images are available for most people. I say it’s not perfect because the way it’s done in 2006 makes it a non-quantitative … Continue reading

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Carotid plaque can be shrunk

Rose, a 64-year old woman, just had a 70% carotid blockage identified by a screening ultrasound. When the result was given to her doctor, he prescribed Lipitor and told Rose that an ultrasound would be required every year. She would … Continue reading

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