Carotid Artery Disease and Stroke: Prevention and Treatment | Q&A Updated on March 16, 2015 By Pressure Guy 5 Comments Professor of Surgery Bruce Perler discusses causes, symptoms, risk factors and treatment of carotid artery disease and stroke. More Blood Pressure Arteries Articles By Pressure Guy 5 Comments valnaples March 16, 2015 Audiophile, I URGE you to go plant-strong in your diet! Check out Dr. Caldwell Esselstyn Jr.’s awesome work in The China Study along with Dean Ornish M.D. Plants will clean up our arteries…meat, chicken, eggs and dairy and fish clog up our arteries! Best to you! AudiophileTubes March 16, 2015 I am extremely scared, and can’t get any sleep since my left carotid artery plaque diagnosis recently! I feel like this is a ‘death sentence’! Any advice would be welcomed. I’m 52, 5′ 8″, and generally vigorous and healthy. Gained much weight over the last 8 years, going up to 231 in August. Since then, have lost 23 pounds, I eat healthy, etc. and my cholesterol numbers are better. Doc prescribed 5mg Crestor, but have not taken statin yet. Are statins necessary? AudiophileTubes March 16, 2015 Incidentally, according to my ‘carotid report graph’, my ‘right carotid ICA showed 0-10% stenosis consistent with no visualized plaque and PSV below 105 CM/S’ and my ‘left carotid ICA showed 20-39% stenosis consistent with visualized plaque and PSV below 105 CM/S’. Is this really bad?! Can this homogenous plaque rupture, or would it need to be more advanced/thicker? And how do I know if the plaque is stable? I wish Cardiologists took the time to explain to us, and allay (or confirm)our fears! AudiophileTubes March 16, 2015 I also plan to go down to 180 pounds by Spring next year. Diamondtree31 March 16, 2015 Thx 4 this video. Greatings from Argentina. Comments are closed.