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Carotid artery stenosis
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Carotid artery stenosis

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Contributors: Ryan Hoefen MD, PhD
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Synopsis

Narrowing of the carotid artery lumen, usually due to atherosclerotic plaque formation. It is generally asymptomatic, although the risk of ischemic cerebrovascular accidents increases substantially with severe narrowing or obstruction of the arterial lumen.

Codes

ICD10CM:
I65.29  – Occlusion and stenosis of unspecified carotid artery

SNOMEDCT:
64586002 – Carotid artery stenosis

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Drug Reaction Data

Below is a list of drugs with literature evidence indicating an adverse association with this diagnosis. The list is continually updated through ongoing research and new medication approvals. Click on Citations to sort by number of citations or click on Medication to sort the medications alphabetically.

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Last Updated: 03/13/2018
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Carotid artery stenosis : Dysarthria, Hemiplegia , Amaurosis fugax, Carotid bruit
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Color and spectral Doppler image of the proxima right internal carotid artery demonstrating >70% stenosis.
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