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Blocked carotid artery. Risk factors of stroke? Have anxiety and stress

My partner's left carotid artery is 100% blocked. His primary care physician has told him nothing can be done now. Is that correct? If, so, what are his risk factors for stroke? He is in fairly good health health otherwise, and the other artery is not affected.. However, this news has caused him great stress and anxiety. Thank you for ant insight you can give us.
Asked On : Mon, 29 Apr 2013
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Hi there, thanks for asking. The doctor has told the truth. When a carotid artery has completely blocked, there is no need to operate on it. Actually, it has been closed naturally. there is no risk of stroke by that artery as well. The other carotid artery will be probably operated if it is narrowed. He should have a strict diet to prevent more occlusion of the vessels. I wish him a good health.
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