Two Options for Opening Blocked Carotid Arteries to Prevent Stroke

Endarterectomy and stenting are effective and safe, yet the better choice for any individual depends on a variety of factors.


Our amazing brains are formed from cells that depend on a constant flow of oxygen to function. When an artery to the brain becomes blocked, oxygen-rich blood cannot reach the brain, and its cells begin to die. Whether the blockage occurs in the carotid arteries in the neck or in a smaller artery in the brain itself, an ischemic stroke can be the result.

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