How does the wall thickness of the carotid artery indicate that there might be a heart problem?
around the heart are about 1/3 the diameter of the carotid arteries. If the walls of those arteries are as thick as the arteries
in the neck, they could be significantly narrowed. Therefore, it would behoove that person to have further testing to make
sure that there are no coronary blockages. That is usually done with a stress test.