Carotid Artery Disease and Stroke: Prevention and Treatment | Q&A

Professor of Surgery Bruce Perler discusses causes, symptoms, risk factors and treatment of carotid artery disease and stroke.

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  1. 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!

  2. 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?

  3. 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!

  4. I also plan to go down to 180 pounds by Spring next year.

  5. Thx 4 this video. Greatings from Argentina.

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