I'm a 56 yo male with hyperlipidemia, hypertension and Hashimoto's. I think I'm holding my own with 40 mg Lipitor, 88 mcg of synthroid and 10 mg Lisinopril as well as being on baby aspirin.
I thought I was having a TIA the other day (peripheral vision) so went in to see my Doc who scheduled me for a color-ehanced, real-time duplex ultrasound with waveform analysis.
The results are in, Left ICA has severe plaque with 70% stenosis(NASCET) while Right ICA has less than 50% stenosis. Also the vertebrals have this thing called anti-grade flow.
Obviously a follow-up CT-A or MR-A is indicated before we go futher, but am I looking at medical or surgical fixes? If medical, stents, angioplast or endarectomy (sp)?