Carotid Doppler Ultrasound Baytown
Carotid Doppler ultrasound is a painless imaging test of the neck arteries that supply the blood to the brain.
This exam will assess the movement of the blood through carotid arteries and to detect plaque buildup in artery walls. The plaque is made up of fat, cholesterol, calcium, and other substances that move through the bloodstream.
Is the Carotid Doppler Ultrasound For You?
If the buildup is severe and causing narrowing of carotid arteries, it could increase the risk for a stroke. This test is recommended if you have medical conditions that can increase the risk of stroke, including:
- High blood pressure
- Coronary artery disease
- A recent case of transient ischemic attack
Test results help Dr. Sami plan treatment to prevent further build-up and whether any further intervention or procedure is needed to remove the plaque and help prevent a stroke.
Carotid ultrasound has no risks because the test uses harmless sound waves.
Contact Us Today:
More than seven million Americans are stroke survivors. If you or a loved one are concerned about your risk of stroke or have suffered a stroke, make an appointment today for an evaluation and screening with Dr. Sami.
Our main office is located at 6051 Garth Road, Suite 300, Baytown, TX 77521. Or you may contact us at 281-839-7949 to set up an appointment.