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Are 70% carotid blockage, and numbness in the right hand suggestive of stroke?

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Dr. Neeraj Kumar

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Posted on Thu, 20 Sep 2018 in Brain and Spine
Question: My left carotid artery is 70% blocked and my right hand has numbness am I having a stroke
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Answered by Dr. Neeraj Kumar 1 hour later
Brief Answer:

Get evaluated by an interventional neurologist or radiologist.

Detailed Answer:

Hello!

I have gone through your question and understand your concern.

Symptomatic 70% carotid block requires surgical intervention for stenting or thrombectomy.

Medical treatment as antiplatelets and cholesterol lowering agents should be continued.

Visit and consult an intervention Neurologist or Radiologist.

Hope you found the answer helpful.

Regards,
Dr. Neeraj Kumar
Neurologist
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