Angioplasty and stent placement - carotid artery - discharge

Carotid angioplasty and stenting - discharge; CAS - discharge; Angioplasty of the carotid artery - discharge

The build-up of plaque in the internal carotid artery may lead to narrowing and irregularity of the artery's lumen, preventing proper blood flow to the brain. More commonly, as the narrowing worsens, pieces of plaque in the internal carotid artery can break free, travel to the brain and block blood vessels that supply blood to the brain. This leads to stroke, with possible paralysis or other deficits.

When You're in the Hospital

What to Expect at Home

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When to Call the Doctor

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