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8. Picture of Carotid Arteries Disease

Carotid Arteries Disease Illustration
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Carotid Arteries Disease: Also called carotid artery stenosis, the term refers to the narrowing of the carotid arteries. This narrowing is usually caused by the buildup of fatty substances and cholesterol deposits, called plaque. Carotid artery occlusion refers to complete blockage of the artery. When the carotid arteries are obstructed, you are at an increased risk for a stroke, the third leading cause of death in the U.S.

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Text: WebMD Medical Reference

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