Carotid Artery Disease Directory
Carotid artery disease (carotid artery stenosis) is a narrowing of the carotid arteries due to plaque in the arteries. As the arteries narrow and harden, it becomes more difficult for blood to flow through them. This can greatly increase the risk of stroke. Carotid artery disease treatments may include lifestyle changes, antiplatelet and cholesterol medications, and surgery. Follow the links below to find WebMD's comprehensive coverage about how carotid artery disease is caused, how to treat it, and much more.
An Overview of Carotid Artery Disease
WebMD explains carotid artery disease, including the symptoms, risk factors, diagnosis, and treatment.
Cholesterol and Artery Plaque Buildup
WebMD explains how cholesterol is tied to plaque buildup in the arteries and the medical risks associated with both. Learn how to manage your cholesterol and slow plaque buildup.
Clogged Arteries (Arterial Plaque)
Clogged arteries can lead to heart attack and stroke. WebMD explains what causes arteries to harden, along with symptoms, tests, and treatments.
How High Cholesterol Leads to Atherosclerosis
High cholesterol levels lead to clogged arteries, which can ultimately lead to heart disease. WebMD explains how cholesterol levels - both good and bad - raise the risk of heart attacks and strokes.
Slideshows & Images
Slideshow: A Visual Guide to Heart Disease
WebMD provides a visual overview of heart disease, including symptoms to watch for, diagnostic tests, treatments, and prevention strategies.
Slideshow: 20 Foods That Can Save Your Heart
The top foods for heart health go beyond cholesterol busters to edamame, nuts, salmon, even coffee. Cooking tips and pictures show how to work new foods into your diet.
Slideshow: 16 Tips to Lower Cholesterol and Prevent Heart Disease
Is your "bad" (LDL) level too high? Bring it back down with these tips.