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Ultrasound Carotid Arteries

I am a male 60 year old. Went for a free ultrasound of carotid artery and was given the following

1. no stenosis, no plaque, normal antegrade flow , no subclavian steal.

2. ica/caa ratio right .63        ica/caa ratio left .91

3. mild intimal thickening  l>r possible cardiac disease process

Is this report good for a person of my age? I'm concerned with item 3 - What is your opinion?

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Your report sounds great.....Item 3 just basically could indicate normal degenerative changes that take place with progression of years.  I just recently went through the same thing because my doctor heard a bruit in my right carotid artery.  The ultra sound was normal and a Computed Tomography Angiogram was also normal.  My ultrasound said kind of the same thing as your and my doctor assured me I was no where near imminent problems.  I'm nervous though because there is still a bruit.  Did your doctor hear one on you while listening to your carotid arteris with a stethescope.  I think you should be relieved, but definitely continue to follow-up with your PCP on a 6-12 month basis just to ensure that there are no changes that could indicate stenosis.  Put your mind at ease and I think that keeping on top of things is the way to go.  good luck
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Yes, my doctor originally found the bruit while performing a 1 year physical. He heard it with a stethescope.  Even though the tests came back normal, I am still going for a second opinion.  Being that I've never head this bruit until recently definitely bothers me.  I heard it myself with a stethescope and I couldn't believe how loud and strange it sounds.  
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