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How Long Does It Usually Take To Recover From Carotid Endarterectomy
Variable: 1 day to feel better, 6 weeks to full recovery. ...Read more
Carotid endarterectomy last monday for 77 % stenosis.Still have fatigue and some vague headaches in back of head and temples. Is this normal?How long?
Probably.: Many people have these types of complaints for a few days and maybe even a couple of weeks after this surgery. It should be getting better each day. If you notice any change in brain function, severe headaches, or swelling in your neck, you should contact your physician immediately. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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 the risk factors of peripheral vascular disease. Women may also be more likely to have recurrent disease. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Very: We use the endpoint of stroke to define how effective carotid surgery is. Endarterectomy reduces the risk of stroke from 26% to 9% in patients with high grade stenosis (narrowing) who have had mini-strokes or strokes in the past. In people who have not suffered mini-strokes or strokes but have a high grade stenosis, endarterectomy reduces risk of stroke from 10% to less than 5%. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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 / atherosclerosis develops in the inner two layers. The outer layer is the strength layer. These layers peel apart similar to the layers in an onion. Once cleared, the artery is closed using patch to prevent it from scarring down. The goal: prevent strokes. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Generally good.: Carotid endarterectomy (cea) generally has a low operative morbidity (complication) and mortality (death), and this is because cea should not be generally offered in patients who are not an acceptable risk and who don't have an adequate life expectancy. Consult with a vascular surgeon to discuss this operation in more detail. ...Read more
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