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Disease Information : Carotid Artery Disease : Risk Factors

Carotid Artery Disease : Risk Factors

What are the risk factors for carotid artery disease?

Carotid artery disease is part of the arterial circulatory system and has similar risk factors as PAD and coronary heart disease:

Most importantly, if you have an atherosclerotic artery disease such as PAD or coronary heart disease, you are at high risk for carotid artery disease and stroke.