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carotid

either one of the two principal arteries that supply blood to the head and neck
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Carotid angioplasty and stenting vs carotid endarterectomy for treatment of asymptomatic disease: single-center experience.
Carotid artery stenting as compared with carotid endarterectomy was associated with a 19 percent increase in the risk of such an outcome, as well as an increased risk of various combinations of strokes, ipsilateral stroke and death.
Carotid endarterectomy is an open surgical procedure, typically performed under general anesthesia, in which atherosclerotic plaque is completely removed from the artery through the incision of vessel wall.
Carotid Doppler ultrasound performed on the three month postoperative visit showed a 20% restenosis of the ICA in one of five patients who underwent carotid endarterectomy and an open shunt graft in both patients with these grafts.
It is important to note that it is recommended that any centre embarking on carotid endarterectomy should have a proven stroke morbidity of less than 4% in symptomatic patients.
It sounds like you dad is going for a carotid endarterectomy, where the fatty deposits will be removed, widening the carotid artery and allowing better blood flow.
-- Statin use has been linked with reducing stroke rates and mortality following carotid endarterectomy and may have a similar benefit in patients undergoing carotid artery stenting, Dr.
In 1953 he performed the first carotid endarterectomy.
High-risk patients include those with severe coronary artery disease, congestive heart failure, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease or those who have undergone previous carotid endarterectomy, radical neck surgery or radiation therapy.