CAROTID DUPLEX, TRANSCRANIAL DOPPLER, SUBCLAVIAN ARTERIES
WHAT IS THE PROCEDURE?
1. Carotid ultrasound is a painless, non-invasive, procedure that examines the carotid arteries in the neck. Evaluates structure and function of the carotid arteries to check for any narrowing or obstruction in the arteries that affect the blood flow. Early detection allows your doctor to begin treatment on improving the blood flow to your brain and reducing your risk of stroke.
2. Depending on the severity of the finding, the test might be repeated every 3 months, 6 months, or 1 year.
WHO IS AT RISK?
1. High Blood Pressure
3. High Cholesterol
4. Smoker/History of Smoking
5. Peripheral Vascular Disease
6. Family history of stroke and heart disease
7. Recent TIA or stroke
8. Carotid Bruit (detected by your physician)
9. History of atherosclerosis or plaque in the arteries
10. Over the age of 50
INDIVIDUALS WITH THE FOLLOWING SYMPTOMS:
3. Lack of Coordination
5. Abnormality of Gait
6. Other symptoms not listed above.
HOW TO PREPARE:
1. Wear comfortable clothes, exposing your neck
2. No additional preparations required.