Transient Ischemic Attack (TIA) - Surgery
If you have a serious blockage in the
carotid arteries in your neck, you may need a carotid endarterectomy. During this surgery, a surgeon removes plaque buildup in the carotid arteries to reduce the risk of transient ischemic attack (TIA) or stroke.
The benefits and risks of this surgery must be carefully weighed, because the surgery itself may cause a stroke. Your need to have carotid endarterectomy depends on whether you have had a TIA or stroke and how much your carotid arteries have narrowed.
Stroke: Should I Have Carotid Endarterectomy?
WebMD Medical Reference from Healthwise
February 05, 2013
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