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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