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Carotid artery disease (also known as carotid stenosis) occurs when there is a narrowing of the carotid arteries that is usually caused by a buildup of fatty substances and cholesterol. Carotid artery disease results in decreased blood flow to the brain, which can increase your risk for stroke.
You may experience no symptoms of carotid artery disease. Fatty substances can build up over time without warning signs, until you have a transient ischemic attack (TIA) or a stroke.
If you or a loved one have two or more of the risk factors below, register for a free vascular screening at our Spectrum Health Integrated Care Campus - North Muskegon to determine your carotid artery disease risk. Availability is limited, so schedule your appointment today.
Carotid Artery Disease Risk Factors
- I am age 60 or older
- I have diabetes
- I have high blood pressure
- I have a history of smoking
- I have high cholesterol
- I have a family history of atherosclerosis (buildup of fat in the artery walls)