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A 42-year-old member asked:

Carotid artery surgery and lack of blood supply to the brain. could that cause stroke effects?

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Dr. Bradley Thomas
Vascular 20 years experience
Yes. Call Now!: Patients who have had carotid artery surgery definitely have a risk of stroke. The highest risk of stroke is during and immediately after the procedure and is generally quoted at about 2%. If you are experiencing any signs of stroke and have had recent carotid surgery call your surgeon immediately or go to the emergency room. Difficulty speaking or weakness on one side of the body would be the most common complaints.
Dr. Edward Smith
Neurology 55 years experience
Yes: Carotid artery disease accounts for 30-35% of all strokes. Strokes occurring as a result of carotid artery surgery unfortunately are not rare either, though the risk is less than of untreated carotid artery disease.
Dr. Kevin Nolan
Surgery - Vascular 36 years experience
Cause stroke?: Lack of blood supply to the brain is one of the causes of stroke to be sure. Carotid surgery is intended to improve blood supply to the brain.

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Dr. Terry Simpson
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Carotid for stroke: Mostly because the artery has plaque and that can become loose and cause a stroke.
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