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Home > Be Healthy > Health Library > Angiogram of the carotid artery
Courtesy of Intermountain Medical Imaging, Boise, Idaho.
Figure 1 shows an angiogram (a type of X-ray) of a normal neck artery (carotid artery) with smooth walls. Figure 2 shows a narrowed carotid artery with ulcerated plaque (the surface of the plaque is irregular and broken) that is the source of clots. If clots travel to the brain and block blood flow, they can cause a TIA or stroke.
Current as of:
November 4, 2020
Author: Healthwise StaffMedical Review: Kathleen Romito MD - Family MedicineAdam Husney MD - Family Medicine
Current as of: November 4, 2020
Author: Healthwise Staff
Medical Review:Kathleen Romito MD - Family Medicine & Adam Husney MD - Family Medicine
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