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    sols30 posted:
    several months ago I had a stroke that left me with blurry vision in my right eye.....over ten years ago I had a series of four strokes.....today I found out that bot my carotid arteries are clogged at 80%....going to have to have surgery....
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    Richard C Senelick, MD responded:
    Good Luck. The key is to be sure that the surgeon and the surgical team perform this operation on a regular basis and have a great deal of experience. The outcomes in that setting are excellent and much better than in a setting where the operation is performed less frequently.
    After your stroke you may be experiencing a new normal, but remember what George Eliot said- It is never too late to be what you might have been. You still can achieve new goals.


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