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Suggest non surgical treatment for carotid artery disease

I have carotid artery disease. 85% blockage on the right, 80% blockage on the left. Surgery seems inevitable. A few minutes of blindness in the right eye earlier this year was the tip off. I am 62 and otherwise in good health. Normal to slightly elevated blood pressure. I am 6 3 220 lbs work out everyday. Is there any way I might be able to avoid surgery?
Tue, 15 Dec 2015
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Hi Dear,

Welcome to HCM.

Understanding your concern. As per your query you wondering if there is non surgical treatment for carotid artery disease . There are non surgical methods available for carotid artery disease like treatment through medicines like aspirin , clopidogrel , betablockers along with frusamide . But in your case the blockage is severe and need surgical procedure . There are certain procedures available like carotid endarterectomy , carotid artery angioplasty and stenting . Doctor will perform one depending upon your condition . For now try to reduce your weight by controlling your diet .

Hope your concern has been resolved.

Get Well Soon.
Best Wishes,
Dr. Harry Maheshwari
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Suggest non surgical treatment for carotid artery disease

Hi Dear, Welcome to HCM. Understanding your concern. As per your query you wondering if there is non surgical treatment for carotid artery disease . There are non surgical methods available for carotid artery disease like treatment through medicines like aspirin , clopidogrel , betablockers along with frusamide . But in your case the blockage is severe and need surgical procedure . There are certain procedures available like carotid endarterectomy , carotid artery angioplasty and stenting . Doctor will perform one depending upon your condition . For now try to reduce your weight by controlling your diet . Hope your concern has been resolved. Get Well Soon. Best Wishes, Dr. Harry Maheshwari