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What To Expect Before Carotid Ultrasound

Carotid ultrasound is a painless test. Typically, there is little to do in advance of the test. Your doctor will tell you how to prepare for your carotid ultrasound.   

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Carotid Ultrasound Clinical Trials

Clinical trials are research studies that explore whether a medical strategy, treatment, or device is safe and effective for humans. To find clinical trials that are currently underway for Carotid Ultrasound, visit

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