Carotid stenosis increases your risk of stroke and
transient ischemic attack (TIA). Aspirin, along with control of
blood pressure and cholesterol and smoking cessation, can help
lower the risk of stroke. This pamphlet briefly describes carotid
stenosis, risk factors for carotid stenosis, and steps that
patients can take to reduce their risk for carotid stenosis and
the problems that come with it.