Carotid ultrasound

Carotid ultrasound is a painless examination, which is done while you lie on your back.

Carotid Ultrasund is a common imaging study performed for diagnosis of carotid artery disease.

Carotid arteries  can be narrowed, which increase the risk of stroke.

The stroke risk can decrease by an early diagnosis and tratment of narrowed carotid arteries.

The carotid ultasound is recommended if you have medical conditions that increase the risk of stroke.

Cardiovascular risk faktors are:

  • High blood pressure
  • Diabetes
  • High cholesterol
  • Nicotinabusus