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Is It Possible For A Carotid Surgery To Cause A Stroke
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. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
My grandfather had a stroke. His carotid arteries are 100% and 85% blocked. What kind of surgery does he need?
Depends: We do not perform surgeries to open up complete (100%) blockages. For the side with 85% blockage he should first and foremost be on an Aspirin as well as a cholesterol lowering statin medication for optimal medical management. The surgical options are an open carotid endarterectomy or a carotid stent. If he can tolerate anesthesia then an open procedure is preferred. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I have a small swelling on the right side of my neck near the carotid artery and I have already had one stroke and surgery. It's not a hard knot?
Go see ur Family Doc: That small swelling on side of your neck could be caused by infection, swollen gland, cancer, scar, reaction to suture material, etc. Bottom line, rather than speculate, go see your Family Doc for examination. Also work w/your doc to optimize stroke risk factors, eg atrial fibrillation, blood pressure, cholesterol, sugar etc, to prevent 2nd one. And learn FAST acronym: http://goo.gl/2Q7GKE ...Read more
Is. Carotid artery surgery. Safe. I have. 70 percent. Blockage. Had. Known. Of. 3 people. Who had. A stroke?
Advised recent data suggest medication management may be as successful as Carotid Endarterectomy surgery stroke prevention with 50%Occluded,But where?
Cochrane Reviews: As of 2011 Carotid Endarterectomy was of marginal benefit in those with Stenosis 50%-69% and of no greater benefit in Stenosis 30-49% ... see http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/21491381?dopt=Abstract Putting Endarterectomy into the search engine at http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/ gives recent data. Give most weight to a Systematic Review.. Do note most of the Stenoses under study are are >70%. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Will an echocardiogram detect coronary artery disease even if it does not show any valve problems? My husband is 75, has been smoking (not a heavy smoker) for 50 years, has had a mild stroke and surgery on a carotid artery.
His echocardiogram was pronoun
I asked. My dr how many carotid. Surgeries he has done and he said. 1000 and only. Had one stroke. But he said. She made a complete. Recovery. ?
Excellent record: This is an excellent record for the surgeon, who is very experienced. Overall risk of stroke with this surgery is 1% or so. It is possible to make a complete recovery from a stroke, but better not to have one in the first place. At your age, you may also qualify to have your carotid blockage treated with a stent which is a less invasive procedure with an easier recovery. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Since coiling of brain aneurysm on right carotid artery, i had 3 tia's weeks after surgery. 6 months has past, but i'm scared of having a major stroke?
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