Carotid Artery Disease

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Carotid artery disease is characterized by a narrowing or stenosis of the arteries that carry oxygenated blood to the brain. The narrowing is typically caused by atherosclerosis or a build up of plaque in the arteries. This process could take years to become significant enough to reveal symptoms.

  • Diabetes
  • Heart disease
  • Male gender
  • Post menopausal women
  • Smoking
  • Age
  • Obesity
  • Elevated blood pressure
  • Lack of exercise
  • High cholesterol
  • Family history
  • Transient ischemic attack or TIA
  • Stroke
(If you experience any of these symptoms you should call 911 immediately)
  • Your doctor will work with you on these health related issues:
  • Smoking cessation
  • Cholesterol reduction, by means of dietary changes and medications
  • Weight loss
  • Exercise plans
  • Medications to reduce your risk of blood clots
  • Medications and lifestyle changes to control diabetes
  • Medications and lifestyle changes to reduce blood pressure

HealthAlliance Hospital
105 Mary's Avenue
Kingston, NY 12401
Phone: 845.338.2500

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