Study Reveals Lowest Risk Treatment For Severe Carotid, Coronary Disease

Cleveland Clinic researcher determines that carotid artery stenting, followed by open-heart surgery may be best for patients with severe combined conditions.

The combination of severe carotid artery disease and coronary artery disease (CAD) is usually treated by one of three approaches, but a Cleveland Clinic study found that patients who underwent stenting of the carotid artery followed by open-heart surgery experienced the best outcomes. That approach was shown to present fewer risks than the combination of carotid endarterectomy and open heart surgery-either done at the same time as the endarterectomy or a few weeks later. Endartectomy is a surgical procedure in which a blocked carotid artery is opened and the plaque in the artery is removed.
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