International Clinical and Medical Case Reports Journal (ISSN: 2832-5788) | Volume 1, Issue 12 | Case Report | Open Access

Atherosclerotic Carotid Artery Plaque in Master/Veteran Athletes: Do They Need Screening?

Massimo Bolognesi*

Center for Sport Cardiology and Internal Medicine, Ausl della Romagna - District of Cesena, Italy

*Correspondence to: Massimo Bolognesi 

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The existence of obstructive carotid artery stenosis and its coexistence with coronary artery disease is common. Also Master/Veteran athletes are involved in this often asymptomatic vascular disease. With this article, the author reports the cases of two veteran athletes with significant left internal carotid artery stenosis, one of whom resulted symptomatic for transient hyposthenia of the right lower extremity as well as known to have outcomes of myocardial revascularization for obstructive multivessel coronary artery disease. This paper describes the presence of dangerous carotid stenosis in veteran athletes and in particular the frequent coexistence of both coronary and carotid artery atheromasia disease worthy of revascularization, and it discusses if sports preparticipation screening is needed.


Carotid stenosis; Carotid US sonography; Veteran athletes; Sport preparticipation screening


Massimo Bolognesi.Atherosclerotic Carotid Artery Plaque in Master/Veteran Athletes: Do They Need Screening?.Int Clinc Med Case Rep Jour. 2022;1(12):1-4.