Carotid artery disease refers to atherosclerosis, or plaque buildup, in the carotid arteries. The carotid arteries are in the neck and carry oxygen to the face, neck, brain, and head. Carotid artery disease itself can cause transient ischemic attack (mini-stroke) or stroke if oxygen supply is reduced to the brain.
- weakness on one side of the body,
- temporary or permanent vision loss in one eye,
- speech problems, or
- an inability to move facial muscles on one side.
Causes of carotid artery disease
Other carotid artery disease symptoms and signs
- An Inability to Move Facial Muscles on One Side
- Speech Problems
- Temporary or Permanent Vision Loss in One Eye
- Weakness on One Side of the Body