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carotid artery surgery for lack of blood supply to the brain?

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Dr. Terry Simpson
34 years experience General Surgery
Carotid for stroke: Mostly because the artery has plaque and that can become loose and cause a stroke.
Answered on Jul 6, 2012
Dr. Shadi Abu Halimah
20 years experience Vascular Surgery
Unusual: Typically carotid artery disease causes stroke or TIA by embolic phenomena where a plaque rupture induce clots that travels to the brain. Due to extensive blood flow to brain from two carotid arteries and two vertebral arteries, it's unusual for chronic occlusion in one artery to cause symptoms but it can especially with more proximal occlusion , this can be corrected with bypas surgery or stent.
Answered on Jun 10, 2014

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