Carotid Artery Disease: Tests
is a disease in which a waxy substance called builds up inside the .
Diagnosis of Carotid Artery Disease
Your doctor will diagnose based on your medical history, a physical exam, and test results.
Your doctor will find out whether you have any of the major risk factors for . He or she also will ask whether you’ve had any signs or symptoms of a mini- or stroke.
To check your , your doctor will listen to them with a . He or she will listen for a whooshing sound called a . This sound may indicate changed or reduced flow due to buildup. To find out more, your doctor may recommend tests.
The following tests are common for diagnosing . If you have symptoms of a mini- or stroke, your doctor may use other tests as well.
Carotid ultrasound (also called sonography) is the most common test for diagnosing …