Carotid Artery Disease: Symptoms
is a disease in which a waxy substance called builds up inside the .
Signs and Symptoms of Carotid Artery Disease
may not cause signs or symptoms until it severely narrows or blocks a carotid artery. Signs and symptoms may include a (broo-E), a (TIA), or a .
During a physical exam, your doctor may listen to your with a . He or she may hear a whooshing sound called a . This sound may suggest changed or reduced flow due to buildup. To find out more, your doctor may recommend tests.
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For some people, having a TIA, or “mini-,” is the first sign of . During a mini-stroke, you may have some or all of the symptoms of a stroke. However, the symptoms usually go away on their own within 24 hours.
The symptoms may include:Sudden weakness or numbness in the face or , often on…