Carotid artery disease, also known as carotid artery stenosis, is a common condition that is usually caused by atherosclerosis (hardening of the arteries). The carotid arteries bring blood to the brain so it may function. When plaque builds up in the carotid artery, a piece can break off traveling to the brain and[…]
Did you know Carotid Artery Stenosis can lead to stroke, the fifth leading cause of death in the U.S.? The vast majority of patients with carotid artery stenosis are asymptomatic and your primary care physician or vascular specialists often discover the blockage of the carotid artery during a routine yearly physical[…]
A carotid endarterectomy (CEA) is a surgical procedure to remove potentially dangerous plaque from within the carotid artery. It is a procedure performed by a board-certified vascular surgeon, like the ones we have at The Cardiovascular Care Group.
Carotid Artery Stenosis is a term that refers to the narrowing of the carotid arteries –two large blood vessels that deliver oxygenated blood to the large, front part of the brain. When the carotid arteries are obstructed, you may be at an increased risk for a stroke, the 5th leading cause of death in the U.S.