Restoring Circulation to Your Carotid Artery: 2 Options

If physicians find that you need a procedure to restore circulation to your carotid artery, here’s what you need to know. There are two options that are currently available: 1) carotid endarterectomy, which involves work directly on the carotid artery and 2) carotid stenting, an alternative for those who may not tolerate a carotid endarterectomy. … Read More

Living With Carotid Artery Disease

While most of us have heard that clogged arteries in the heart can lead to a heart attack, many people are unaware that a similar buildup in the arteries that supply blood to the brain can ultimately result in a stroke. This accumulation of cholesterol plaque is called atherosclerosis and when it builds up in … Read More

Chat With a Doctor: Ask the Cardiologist

Register for Online Chat Do you have a question about heart disease? Steven Nissen, MD, Chairman, and Carlos Hubbard, MD, PhD, Cardiologist, both of Robert and Suzanne Tomsich Department of Cardiovascular Medicine, will answer your questions about this topic during a live webchat Monday, Sept. 24, 2012, at noon (ET). Get answers to your health … Read More

When to Treat Carotid Artery Disease

The big decision physicians face when treating this disease centers on when to intervene and how. Carotid artery disease like other vascular diseases can be treated medically, interventionally or surgically. Let’s talk about this. Through proper evaluation, a specialist can tell you if you are developing carotid artery disease, and do something about it. Doctors … Read More

Carotid Artery Disease

The carotid arteries are the two big vessels that go up either side of the neck. Their main function is to carry blood to the brain. Just like the arteries in your arms and legs, these can get narrowed and blocked. This is called carotid artery disease. In this condition, a mixture of fatty substances … Read More