Carotid Artery Disease
Carotid arteries carry blood from the neck to the brain. Blockages in these arteries can lead to stroke or transient ischemic attack, called a TIA or mini-stroke.
Lifestyle changes or medications may treat this cardiovascular disease. When arteries are significantly blocked, surgeons from our Blank Vascular Center are highly experienced in the latest effective treatments.
Causes and Symptoms of Carotid Artery Disease
Carotid arteries become narrowed or blocked from fatty plaque deposits and may form blood clots. Diagnostic tests, including carotid ultrasounds, MRIs and cerebral angiograms, determine severity of the blockage.
You may experience weakness or tingling in an arm or leg, loss of vision in one eye or temporary feeling of paralysis—signs of a mini-stroke. Past or current smoking, high blood pressure, high cholesterol or diabetes put you at greater risk.
Exceptional, Advanced Treatment
Our specialists and vascular surgeons have expertise in the best treatment techniques for carotid artery disease, such as angioplasty, carotid artery surgery and stenting and carotid endarterectomy.