What happens if I have carotid stenosis?

Carotid artery blockage can be serious, although many patients with some degree of blockage may have no symptoms.
If the degree of plaque becomes severe, or if the plaque becomes unstable, this may result in either diminished blood flow to the brain, or pieces of plaque breaking off and travelling to the brain and causing a stroke or a mini-stroke ("TIA"). Sometimes this can affect vision to one of the eyes.

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