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I had a recent screening of my carotid arteries( among other things offered by the service) which detected Blood Flow cm/s
PSV(left) < 110 cm/s   and Blood Flow cm/s  PSV(right)<110cm/s.

Risk Category was listed as Left:Mild   Right: Mild

Exactly what does the Category finding mean?

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Hi Ron,
A mild blockage is what it says: mild, thus not significant. However, it indicates also you have some atherosclerosis, even though it is not causing significant obstructions at this point: a good time to check your risks for cardiovascular event such as a heart attack or stroke:
http://www.cardiachealth.org/cardiovascular-health-factors-atherosclerosis-treat
Hope this helps,
Dr T
http://www.cardiachealth.org/

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