Sunday, September 25, 2011

Carotid artery blockage surgery – when it is needed?

Carotid artery on both sides of your neck to draw blood main frontal part of the brain and the face. Carotid artery blockage narrows or sometimes completely blocks the artery, reducing supply of blood to the brain. This can lead to stroke or brain attack, which occurs when the brain doesn't get rich blood oxygen more than 3-6 hours.


There are two types of carotid artery blocking operations. Carotid endarterectomy (CEA) is a surgical procedure designed to remove plaque States that is responsible for narrowing was adopted. Another new surgery is Carotid Angioplasty and stenting through which the surgeon opens the artery and places the Stent (a small stainless steel tube on the blocked site to keep open an artery from re-closing). This operation is suggested if the artery fell by more than 70% or 50% to the narrowing between the 70%.


Carotid artery blockage surgery may be necessary when the artery is blocked or if your doctor believes you have a high risk of having a major stroke. Symptoms usually blocked artery until you experience, TIA (transient Ischemic attack) or a mini stroke. Some of his symptoms include weakness, dizziness, confusion, blurred vision, severe headache, difficulty breathing, speaking and swallowing, etc if you have experienced these symptoms, you should consider consulting a doctor as soon as it is noted that the man who survived the Tia 10 times more likely to have large stroke. Your doctor may suggest more tests to decide how clogged arteries in the neck and offer appropriate treatment.


Sometimes the patient will not show the carotid artery blockage symptoms, but the doctor may hear abnormal sound called a bruit likely indicate plaque build up. After testing, if your doctor believes you have a high risk of major stroke, surgery for unclogging arteries.


Depending on your risk factor for stroke your doctor can discuss other treatment options as cholesterol reduction diet and drugs and blood thinning medication. Because there will be no major symptoms until very narrow artery, better get a physical examination done regularly.


The information provided in the present document is intended for your general knowledge only and is not a substitute for medical advice or treatment for specific diseases.


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