Courtesy of Intermountain Medical Imaging, Boise,
Figure 1 shows an angiogram (a type of X-ray) of a normal neck artery
(carotid artery) with smooth walls. Figure 2 shows a narrowed carotid artery
with ulcerated plaque (the surface of the plaque is irregular and broken) that
is the source of clots. If clots travel to the brain and block blood flow, they can cause a TIA or stroke.
ByHealthwise Staff Primary Medical ReviewerE. Gregory Thompson, MD - Internal Medicine Adam Husney, MD - Family Medicine Specialist Medical ReviewerRichard D. Zorowitz, MD - Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation Martin J. Gabica, MD - Family Medicine
E. Gregory Thompson, MD - Internal Medicine & Adam Husney, MD - Family Medicine & Richard D. Zorowitz, MD - Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation & Martin J. Gabica, MD - Family Medicine
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