Dr. Williamson examines carotid artery disease, a "silent killer."

September 01, 2011
Kent Williamson, M.D., vascular surgeon and medical director of Providence Heart and Vascular Institute's Non-Invasive Vascular Lab, examines carotid artery disease in this live televised interview. Carotid artery disease, or blockage of the arteries in the neck, impedes the flow of blood to the brain. It is the leading cause of stroke, which ranks third among causes of death in the United States. Often, carotid artery disease lurks unnoticed, without symptoms. Dr. Williamson discusses the importance of knowing the risk factors and treatments for those who are diagnosed with carotid artery disease. The interview appeared on KPTV - Fox 12's "More Good Day Oregon" program.