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Old 07-17-2011, 02:08 PM   #2
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Re: 100% Carotid right artery

Sorry to hear about your dad.

From what I gather, the doctor's recommendations are consistent with the current guidelines. A carotid endarterectomy is indicated in patients with 70-99% occlusion; nothing I've read goes to 100%. Although he is relatively healthy, given his age surgical intervention is probably more risky than not operating. A second opinion is always a good idea though, and it may give you more peace of mind. Good luck!