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    Artery block...Is this a big problem??
    An_245355 posted:
    I recently had a corotid ultrasound done, and the doctor told me my carotids in my neck were about the same as a yr ago(50%.. I am 73), but then proceeded to tell me but I do have some blockage in the artery that runs from the left side to my heart.. Just what does this mean? Is there anything they do about this.. How dangerous is it? He really didn't explain much about it.. and of course I didn't think to ask.. he is a very *quick* in and out dr. I don't even know what that artery would be called to look it up..
    Thank you for any input..
    Olivia_WebMD_Staff responded:
    Welcome to WebMD!

    We have a wonderful Heart Disease board here on our site, and I'd recommend posting your questions to our expert there.

    Here also is some information you can read on Coronary Artery Disease that may be helpful.

    After reading this info and getting some feedback from our expert and members, you'll probably want to sit down with your own doctor for some information specific to your own treatment.

    Take care,

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