Carotid Angioplasty and Stent Placement

Carotid Angioplasty is a procedure that opens blocked arteries to prevent stroke.

The Carotid arteries are the main arteries supplying blood to your brain and are located on each side of your neck. These arteries can be narrowed and damaged by fatty deposits (plaque).

If this plaque breaks open, it may form a blood clot. This could move to the brain and cause a stroke. Carotid artery stenting may improve blood flow to your brain and lower your risk of stroke.

Carotid Artery Stenting (CAS) is a procedure that can be used to open a blocked or narrowed carotid artery, which involves placing a tiny and expandable tube also called stent in the narrowed artery.

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