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carotid artery bruit
Asymptomatic bruits are a risk factor for stroke, and 75% of strokes occur in the carotid circulation. The majority of patients with bruits will have stenosis of 50% or more. The vast majority (90%) of strokes occur without prior symptoms.
REF: MacNeil BJ, Abrams HL. Brigham and Women's Hospital Handbook of Diagnostic Imaging. Chapter 27.
Charles E. Kahn, Jr., MD - 2 February 1995
Last updated: 1 October 2013
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