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headache after carotid endarterectomy

A 69-year-old female asked:
Dr. Orrin Ailloni-Charas
28 years experience Anesthesiology
The anesthetics: Should be long gone from your system by now, especially if this was done under local. You shouldn't be requiring significant pain medication at this p ... Read More
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A 56-year-old member asked:
Dr. Khashayar Salartash
28 years experience Vascular Surgery
Yes: The recurrence rates after endarterectomy depend in a number of factors such as smoking, patch use for angioplasty and on going problems with managing ... Read More
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Oliver Aalami
22 years experience Vascular Surgery
Clearing of Plaque: This is to surgically expose the carotid artery in the neck and to remove the plaque of the diseased artery. Arteries have 3 layers. Plaque / athero ... Read More
A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Oliver Aalami
22 years experience Vascular Surgery
One Night Stay: Typically people spend one night in the intensive care unit before going home the next day. A sore throat is common as is numbness of the neck / chin ... Read More
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Trent Proffitt
23 years experience Vascular Surgery
Yes: Doing stenting after carotid surgery is relatively common. It is done do avoid the relative increased consequences of reoperative surgery such as cra ... Read More
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Andrew Ahn
46 years experience Vascular Surgery
Endarterectomy: I like to do surgical endarterectomy to remove the plaque rather leave it in the artery itself.
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A 64-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ryan Phasouk
17 years experience Family Medicine
Follow up: A severe headache is always a concern, however when coupled with a major vascular surgery, it is something that should not be ignored. You should not ... Read More
A 53-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Korona
32 years experience Interventional Radiology
If you have : Restenosis of your carotid artery, then carotid stenting may help. Like a heart cath access is obtained into the artery at the groin. Catheter deploys ... Read More
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A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Milunski
36 years experience Cardiology
Carotid surgery: It is generally a one or two day hospitalization and several weeks at home after that depending on your recovery process and your surgeons instruction ... Read More
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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Venkata Chilakapati
22 years experience Cardiology
Not clear: Your question is not clear. Please reframe the question to get correct answer.
A 60-year-old female asked:
Dr. Abhineet Chowdhary
17 years experience Neurosurgery
Aspirin: Using medications such as Aspirin and/or Plavix (clopidogrel) may be helpful to prevent a stroke.
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A 80-year-old female asked:
Dr. Alan Steinbach
Specializes in Family Medicine
Depends on risks: At 76, you have a greater chance of having a stroke than a younger person. A bruit in the neck is usually due to plaque in an ARTERY, not a vein. Assu ... Read More
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A 56-year-old member asked:
Dr. Calvin Weisberger
50 years experience Cardiology
Carotid stenting: read this for some information: http://www.vascularweb.org/vascularhealth/pages/carotid-stenting.aspx
A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Francine Yep
30 years experience Family Medicine
Blocked plumbing: Your carotid arteries deliver blood to your brain and head. Carotid artery stenosis is when gunk and inflammation make it harder for the blood to flow ... Read More
A male asked:
Dr. Matthew Kozminski
15 years experience Neurology
Yes: The short answer is yes
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Calvin Weisberger
50 years experience Cardiology
Carotid: Carotid artery surgery has stroke as one of its complications. As such it is not without significant risk.
A 80-year-old female asked:
Dr. Anita Prakash
28 years experience Cardiology
Get 2nd opinion : Other than medical therapy (which would be dual anti platelet + statin) and endartectomy, there is also catheter based treatment option (that is throm ... Read More
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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Irv Loh
Dr. Irv Loh answered
48 years experience Cardiology
Many: Most full service general and specialty hospitals in major population centers may have these capabilities. Angiographic labs and vascular surgical spe ... Read More
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A 56-year-old member asked:
Dr. Peter H'doubler
39 years experience Vascular Surgery
Artery blockage: Carotid artery stenosis means that the carotid arteries have blockage, usually in the form of atherosclerosis. This can cause stroke. The more sever ... Read More
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A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Victor Bonuel
37 years experience Internal Medicine
Check out these: Links. I wish u the best and a full recovery. God bless u! http://www.bafound.org/rehabilitation-2. http://www.medicinenet.com/script/main/mobileart. ... Read More
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Tracy Berg
31 years experience General Surgery
Both are safe: Vascular lesions in the carotid arteries increase stroke risk. Both stents and endarterectomy or lesion removal are safe and effective procedures to l ... Read More
A 54-year-old male asked:
Dr. Mary Callahan
28 years experience Cardiology
Prepping testing: Most pre op testing does not include carotid studies but these are easily done as an out patient
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