A 48-year-old member asked:

What is the recuperation for carotid artery surgery?

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Dr. Shadi Abu Halimah
Vascular Surgery 23 years experience
2-6 weeks: If it was done for patient with no neurological deficit then two weeks to go back to light duties and probably six weeks for full activity.
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A 40-year-old member asked:

Can you be too old to have carotid artery surgery?

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Dr. Oliver Aalami
Vascular Surgery 25 years experience
Not necessarily: Age is relative. If a high functioning person has a TIA (mini-stroke) or a full blown stroke with carotid artery narrowing > 50%, then offering carotid surgery is an option. Poor cardiac function ( a bad heart ) is a contraindication for general anesthesia, however there are other options such as carotid stenting or an awake carotid endarterectomy using a nerve block.
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