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

A Better Way to Treat Severely Blocked Arteries

There may be a better first option for treating patients with severely blocked arteries in the heart and neck. A Cleveland Clinic study finds that the little-used technique — carotid stenting followed by open heart surgery — results in the best outcomes among the most common treatments for severe carotid and coronary artery disease. Typically … Read More