Carotid Doppler test identifies narrowed carotid arteries that provide blood to the brain. Physicians use this non-invasive procedure to find the evidence of plaque in carotid arteries. Early detection is important in this case, as it allows doctors to begin the treatment that will improve the blood flow to the brain.
This test is suggested to the patients with medical conditions that increase the risk of stroke, like
- High blood pressure
- High cholesterol
- Family history of heart diseases