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When can I exercise after carotid endarterectomy?

When can I exercise after carotid endarterectomy?

Yes: You can start with gentle excercize after 2 weeks and normal rouotine excercize after 6 weeks. It all depends on your recovery from the surgery. ...Read more

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Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Exercise Or Physical Activity (Definition)

Exercise is a physical activity that is completed to maintain or improve health. Benefits of exercise include weight maintenance, improving mood, increasing energy, preventing or controlling chronic diseases, promoting better sleeping, and improving sex life and libido. ...Read more


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Can my artery reclog after carotid endarterectomy?

Can my artery reclog after carotid endarterectomy?

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 more

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How effective is carotid endarterectomy?

How effective is carotid endarterectomy?

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 more

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What does it mean to have carotid endarterectomy?

What does it mean to have carotid endarterectomy?

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 more

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How likely is survival for carotid endarterectomy?

How likely is survival for carotid endarterectomy?

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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What is recovery like after carotid endarterectomy?

What is recovery like after carotid endarterectomy?

Recovery: Typically people go home the next morning with just the sensation that they have a "stiff neck" rather than a lot of pain. We ask them to take it easy until the follow up visit after which they can usually return to normal activity levels. ...Read more

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Any lethal complications to carotid endarterectomy ?

Any lethal complications to carotid endarterectomy ?

Plenty: Most dreaded complication is a stroke, and a minority of these can be lethal. In some patients, bleeding in the surgical bed can lead to a collection of blood/fluid that generate enough pressure to impair airway function, this is a life threatening condition. Heart attacks, pulmonary emboli and arterial dissection can also happen, but fairly rairly. ...Read more

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Can you please tell me about a carotid endarterectomy.?

Carotid endarterect: Read this: http://en.Wikipedia.Org/wiki/carotid_endarterectomy.

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What are the chances of survival after carotid endarterectomy?

What are the chances of survival after carotid endarterectomy?

Very good: If the patient has no major stroke and before surgery has no severe medical illness then mortality is less than 1-2 %. ...Read more

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How long does it usually take to recover from carotid endarterectomy?

How long does it usually take to recover from carotid endarterectomy?

3-6 weeks: I have had patients return to full activities 3 days later and have never had anyone take more then 6 weeks. Most are fully recovered by 3 weeks. I have done over 2500 carotid surgeries. ...Read more

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Dr. Shadi Abu Halimah
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Carotid Artery Surgery (Definition)

Is one of two primary ways to address blockage in the carotid artery that could lead to stroke. The ...Read more