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Carotid angioplasty is a nonsurgical procedure as it is less invasive than that of a surgery. It is a procedure to open clogged arteries to treat or prevent stroke. The carotid arteries are present on both sides of your neck and they are main arteries that supply blood to your brain. This procedure deals with temporarily inserting as well as inflating tiny balloon where carotid artery is clogged to broaden the artery. Carotid Angioplasty is usually combined with placing a small metal coil called stent in clogged artery. Carotid Angioplasty And Stenting Treatment is suggested if traditional carotid surgery is not possible or too risky to perform.
Right candidate for Carotid Angioplasty and Stenting Treatment
Carotid Artery Disease / Carotid Endarterectomy is a highly effective treatment to prevent a recurrent or first stroke. Your Cardiologist' recommendation for the treatment is based on various factors, including the risk of complications, medical history and the severity and location of blockages present in the carotid arteries. This treatment is individualised and not all patients will be offered the same treatment recommendations. Normally patients with blockage range of 50 to 69 percentages will be recommended for either carotid endarterectomy or carotid angioplasty and stenting while evaluating the risk factors.
Results of the treatment
Treating the blocked arteries by means of angioplasty and stenting include,
Reduce the risk of stroke
Reduce heart muscle damage by restoring flow of blood to heart during heart attack
Improve the working of kidneys
Restore flow of blood to legs to avoid the need of amputation and prevent gangrene.