Stroke can happen anytime and is a leading cause of death and disability in the US. A significant number of strokes are caused by blockage in the carotid arteries in the neck. At american vein clinics with Dr. Ali, we can screen patients who are at high risk for any blockage in the carotid arteries.
Weakness in one hand or leg
Drooping of face or lips
Unable to speak or speech abnormalities
Blind shade coming in front of the eyes
Sometimes the patients have no symptoms but have blockage of the carotid arteries. They are not as dangerous but should be evaluated by vascular surgeon. We also can give a second opinion on any vascular procedure recommended for peace of mind.
If you have any symptoms of stroke, get immediate medical help.