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Restoring Circulation to Your Carotid Artery: 2 Options

Tags: carotid artery disease, carotid endarterectomy, carotid stent, head and neck cancer, stents

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.

Living With Carotid Artery Disease

Living With Carotid Artery Disease

Tags: atherosclerosis, carotid artery disease, cholesterol, Dr. Clair, heart attack, narrowed arteries, transient ischemic attack

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.

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Chat With a Doctor: Ask the Cardiologist

Tags: carotid artery disease, congenital heart disease, coronary artery disease, heart disease, heart failure, heart health, peripheral artery disease

Ask questions and get answers about heart disease from Cleveland Clinic physicians during a live webchat Monday, Sept. 24, 2012, at noon (ET).

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When to Treat Carotid Artery Disease

Tags: carotid artery disease, Dr. Clair, risk factors, vascular disease

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.

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Carotid Artery Disease

Tags: carotid artery disease, Dr. Clair, heart and vascular institute, stroke, vascular disease

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.