Carotid Stenosis

Carotid stenosis is the narrowing of the carotid artery in the neck. The narrowing is the result of the buildup of plaque inside the carotid artery, typically where it branches in the neck into its two major divisions. The buildup of plaque is associated with several risk factors like smoking, hypertension, elevated cholesterol, diabetes and obesity.

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