carotid bruit


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ca·rot·id bru·it

a systolic murmur heard in the neck but not at the aortic area; any bruit produced by turbulent blood flow in a carotid artery.

carotid bruit

a murmur heard over the carotid artery in the neck, suggesting arterial narrowing. It is usually secondary to atherosclerosis. Stroke is likely if the narrowing is severe and the condition is untreated.
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Auscultation for carotid bruits

carotid bruit

Cardiology A systolic murmur heard at the base of the neck–over a carotid artery evoked by turbulence 2º to intravascular stenosis. See Stroke.

ca·rot·id bru·it

(kă-rot'id brū-ē')
A systolic murmur heard in the neck but not at the aortic area; any bruit produced by blood flow in a carotid artery.
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A carotid bruit is heard when using a stethoscope to listen to blood flow in the artery, which brings blood to the head and neck.
However, carotid atherosclerosis often goes undetected, and the presence of a carotid bruit is sometimes the only associated physical examination finding in patients with significant disease.
Physical examination, including the neurologic examination, was unremarkable except for a left carotid bruit.
At an annual checkup, a doctor using a stethoscope can frequently hear a carotid bruit, which sounds like water rushing through a hole in the dam; the sound is similar to ssss, ssss, ssss.
A carotid bruit is an abnormal rushing sound made by blood flowing through a narrowed vessel.
A brief health history was taken and risk factor assessments (blood pressure, pulse, and carotid bruit screening) were performed.
The researchers then identified the following as risk factors for stroke, acute confusion and the combination of the two: hypertension, diabetes, carotid bruit (abnormal sound heard through a stethoscope when listening to blood flow in the carotid artery), previous stroke, age and time on the cardiopulmonary bypass pump (heart-lung machine).
A carotid bruit was auscultated over pulsatile neck vessels bilaterally.