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Endarterectomy for Unknown Stenosis With No Symptoms

Thinking about your family history or other information, you may be wondering whether you should have a carotid endarterectomy. If you haven't had symptoms (such as a TIA or mild stroke) and do not know the percentage of stenosis (narrowing) in your carotid arteries, you are not ready to make a decision. People who have no symptoms of carotid artery stenosis do not need to have tests to check for narrowed carotid arteries.

Talk with your doctor if you are worried about your risk for stroke or TIA.

ByHealthwise Staff
Primary Medical ReviewerE. Gregory Thompson, MD - Internal Medicine
Specialist Medical ReviewerKarin M. Lindholm, DO - Neurology
Current as ofMarch 12, 2014

WebMD Medical Reference from Healthwise

Last Updated: March 12, 2014
This information is not intended to replace the advice of a doctor. Healthwise disclaims any liability for the decisions you make based on this information.

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