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How can carotid ultrasound help diagnose a stroke?

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Carotid ultrasound uses sound waves to find fatty deposits that may have narrowed or blocked the arteries that carry blood to your brain.

SOURCES:

National Stroke Association: "What is Stroke?"

National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute: "How is a Stroke Treated?" "How is a Stroke Diagnosed?"

CDC: "Stroke Signs and Symptoms."

American Stroke Association: "TIA (Transient Ischemic Attack)," "Let's Talk About Stroke Diagnosis," "Ischemic Strokes (Clots)," "Hemorrhagic Strokes (Bleeds)," "Quick Stroke Treatment for Saving the Brain," "Blood Pressure and Stroke."

National Institutes of Health: "NIH Stroke Scale."

National Institute on Aging: "About Stroke."

Mayo Clinic: "Stroke."

Reviewed by James Beckerman on March 14, 2018

SOURCES:

National Stroke Association: "What is Stroke?"

National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute: "How is a Stroke Treated?" "How is a Stroke Diagnosed?"

CDC: "Stroke Signs and Symptoms."

American Stroke Association: "TIA (Transient Ischemic Attack)," "Let's Talk About Stroke Diagnosis," "Ischemic Strokes (Clots)," "Hemorrhagic Strokes (Bleeds)," "Quick Stroke Treatment for Saving the Brain," "Blood Pressure and Stroke."

National Institutes of Health: "NIH Stroke Scale."

National Institute on Aging: "About Stroke."

Mayo Clinic: "Stroke."

Reviewed by James Beckerman on March 14, 2018

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