what does Carotid US findings mean:
R-us demonstrates irregular echogenic plaque formation. max peak systolic velocity of the common carotid artery is 100 cm/s. max peak systolic velocity of the internal carotid artery is 108 cm/s. max peak systolic velocity of the external carotid artery is 128 cm/s
L-demonstrates irregular plaque formaton.
common carotid 113 cm/s
internal carotid artery 97 cm/s
external carotid artery 111 cm/s
Vertebral arteries demonstrate normal flow & direction bilaterally
R carotid system moderate atherosclerosis is present, less than 50% in the internal carotid artery.
L carotid system with moderate atherosclerosis present, stenosis less thanb 50%
The carotid arteries and their branches are present in the neck (on left and right side). In your case both the right and left carotid artery or its branch has deposits of plaques or clots called atherosclerosis. However, the deposits which cause narrowing of the lumen of the artery (stenosis), is less than 50% or less than 50% of the lumen is narrowed. This is managed through medication and surgical procedures such as stenting (common) and endarterectomy (less common). You would need to adopt healthy lifestyle changes. Take care!
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