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Carotid Artery Stenting

Carotid angioplasty and carotid artery stenting are endovascular procedures that open clogged arteries to restore blood flow to the brain. They’re often performed to treat or prevent stroke.

Carotid artery stenting illustration

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What is a carotid angioplasty procedure?

A carotid angioplasty procedure involves the administration and inflation of a tiny balloon-like material within the congested area of the artery. By widening clogged arteries, a carotid angioplasty can help treat or prevent future stroke.

What is carotid artery stenting?

Stenting is the process of placing a stent. A stent is a tiny wire mesh tube made of medical-grade stainless steel or cobalt alloy metal. It props open an artery and is left there permanently. In the case of carotid artery stenting, a stent is deployed within the lumen of the carotid artery to treat narrowing of the carotid artery and decrease the risk of stroke.

Why is a carotid angioplasty performed?

Carotid angioplasty may be an optimal treatment for you if:

  • You are experiencing a blockage of 70% or more
  • You have had a stroke or have experienced symptoms of a stroke
  • Traditional surgery may be too extensive for you
  • You have received carotid surgery in the past and are experiencing new blockage
  • The location of the blockage is too difficult to access for an endarterectomy

Schedule a personalized assessment and find out your treatment options.

Dr. Moinakhtar Lala and Dr. Mehran J. Khorsandi of CACVI

Dr. Moinakhtar Lala and Dr. Mehran J. Khorsandi

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