Carotid Ultrasound - Get it Done

New Topic Post Reply Printable Version
[ << Previous Thread | Next Thread >> ]

Regular Member

Date Joined Mar 2005
Total Posts : 59
   Posted 1/31/2008 8:27 PM (GMT -6)

" Your doctor has recommended that you receive a test called a Carotid Ultrasound.

Carotid Ultrasound is a simple, painless way of assessing blood flow through your carotid arteries.

Atherosclerotic vascular disease (hardening of the arteries) continues to be of major concern to physicians in their treatment of aging patients. This is a progressive disease caused by a slow build-up of cholesterol deposits (Plaque) within the arteries. The deposits of plaque that form on the artery walls can cause a significant decrease of blood flow to muscles and vital organs. When this condition is present in the Carotid Arteries, there is a much higher risk of stroke. This is a treatable and surgically correctable condition."

It's covered by insurance and can be done in a doctor's office. I'm 64 and I'm glad I had it done. My plaqque buildup was normal for my aging body and I needn't go on cholesterol drugs.

Veteran Member

Date Joined Oct 2005
Total Posts : 4031
   Posted 2/7/2008 9:01 PM (GMT -6)   
extremely good suggestion Ceres! :-)

Co~Mod: Depression
Moderator: Heart & Cardiovascular Disease

New Topic Post Reply Printable Version
Forum Information
Currently it is Sunday, September 23, 2018 7:12 AM (GMT -6)
There are a total of 3,005,817 posts in 329,266 threads.
View Active Threads

Who's Online
This forum has 161807 registered members. Please welcome our newest member, Wimp7755.
233 Guest(s), 4 Registered Member(s) are currently online.  Details
Wimp7755, trailguy, zack36, franko63