If your doctor recommends a procedure to restore circulation to a carotid artery (or what is called “revascularization”), you need to know about two options: carotid endarterectomy and carotid stenting.
If you’re newly diagnosed with carotid artery disease, know that making lifestyle changes and getting ongoing care can help you avoid the problems of atherosclerosis – and live a long, healthy life.
Ask questions and get answers about heart disease from Cleveland Clinic physicians during a live webchat Monday, Sept. 24, 2012, at noon (ET).
The big decision physicians face when treating carotid artery disease centers on when to intervene and how. Carotid artery disease like other vascular diseases can be treated medically, interventionally or surgically. Vascular surgeon Daniel Clair, MD, discusses the challenges.
Narrowing of the carotid arteries is common and dangerous. Carotid artery disease reveals itself in strokes, large and small. Learn what the risk factors are and why you should be concerned.