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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

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 on in a number of factors such as smoking, patch use for angioplasty and ongoing 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 than 6 weeks. Most are fully recovered by 3 weeks. I have done over 2500 carotid surgeries. ...Read more

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I had a carotid endarterectomy dec 20th need some advice, suggestions?

I had a carotid endarterectomy dec 20th need some advice, suggestions?

Carotid endarterecto: If you had a carotid surgery then you have physicians associated with that condition who should be available to you to answer any questions you have. Only general advice can be given from out here. ...Read more

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What is a carotid endarterectomy consist of? They cut open your carotids?

What is a carotid endarterectomy consist of?  They cut open your carotids?

Plaque removal: It is a technical operation. Artery is controlled, opened under full anticoagulation. Shunt placed to maintain blood flow to your brain and the lesion removed. If the artery is small caliber a patch can be used to increase caliber or close artery primarily. For my patients, I photograph the plaque for them. ...Read more

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What do you suggest if I had a carotid endarterectomy dec 20th need some advice?

What do you suggest if I had a carotid endarterectomy dec 20th need some advice?

Follow up: Serial carotid duplex scans 6 weeks, 6 months and yearly thereafter. Daily Aspirin 81 mg, avoid smoking and healthy eating. ...Read more

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What is safer than a carotid endarterectomy nowadays, and where is the best center to do it?

What is safer than a carotid endarterectomy nowadays, and where is the best center to do it?

Do your homework: Your local providers are likely excellent. Take a trusted person with you and ask questions. There are many types of providers, some who perform both the carotid stent and surgical endarterectomy. Stents have about 5% peri op stroke rate. Surgical endarterectomy have about 3% peri op stroke rate. Remember to ask what is your stroke risk absent any intervention. ...Read more

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Is stenting or carotid endarterectomy better?

Is stenting or carotid endarterectomy better?

Carotid intervention: CEA has lower stroke risk than stent, stent has lower risk of MI and cranial nerve injury. Each suitable at times. Best to go to provider that can do either. CEA generally better for standard risk patients, stent generally the best if patient has had neck radiation, tracheostomy, or prior CEA. Can get biased view if provider can only do one or the other. Go to someone that can advise on risk/benefit. ...Read more

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Can a person have prophylactic carotid endarterectomy?

Yes: In general a carotid endarterectomy is done to prevent a person from having a stroke. There are criteria for symptomatic as well as a symptomatic patient. Either way the purpose of the operation is to prevent a stroke. ...Read more

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Hi doctors, was just wondering what is a carotid endarterectomy?

Hi doctors, was just wondering what is a carotid endarterectomy?

Carotid artery surg.: A carotid endarterectomy is a surgery to "clean out" the carotid artery. Doctors do this if there is significant atherosclerosis buildup in the carotid artery, because reducing the buildup reduces the risk of stroke. ...Read more

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How effective is a carotid endarterectomy for treating a stroke?

How effective is a carotid endarterectomy for treating a stroke?

Prevents, doesn't tx: While it's semantics, carotid endarterectomy doesn't "treat" stroke as much as it's performed to prevent one. Success depends upon experience of surgeon & operating team/hospital. ...Read more

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

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

Recover carotid surg: Most can go home after breakfast the morning after surgery. I allow them to return to full speed after I see them for their one week post op visit and the surgical site (neck) will be back to normal in 4-6 weeks. ...Read more

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What was your recovery like after carotid endarterectomy: is stroke something that may happen?

What was your recovery like after carotid endarterectomy: is stroke something that may happen?

Depends : Recovery from surgery is quick usually within two weeks unless patient has a stroke then recovery is variable. Stroke could occur from surgery, this ranges from 3% if surgery done for asymptomatic blockage to 5-7% if done for TIA or stroke or even 10% in redo carotid surgery, although most vascular surgeons with good experience has this risk down to less than 1%. ...Read more

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Is it regional or general anesthesia for a carotid endarterectomy?

Is it regional or general anesthesia for a carotid endarterectomy?

Surgeon preference.: I have done the anesthesia for this procedure both ways. A few surgeons prefer a regional or cervical block, however, most prefer a general anesthetic. Discuss the procedure with your surgeon and anesthesiologist. ...Read more

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How long is a carotid endarterectomy scar?

How long is a carotid endarterectomy scar?

Approx 5-8m: The incision is traditionally 5-8cm if done longitudinally. ...Read more

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Will a carotid endarterectomy leave a large amount of scars?

Will a carotid endarterectomy leave a large amount of scars?

No: It will leave a small 3-inch very thin scar which may be difficult to see after six months. ...Read more

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Do you get regional or general anesthesia for a carotid endarterectomy?

Depends: It is possible to have either general or regional anesthesia for a carotid endarterectomy. Over 95% are done with general anesthesia. A few surgeons prefer to use regional anesthesia especially in patients who have active hearts disease (angina). ...Read more

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For Carotid Endarterectomy the operation will ideally be carried out within two weeks of Stroke orTIA how important? I 'm 1 year on from Stroke <50%?

For Carotid Endarterectomy the operation will ideally be carried out within two weeks of Stroke orTIA how important? I 'm 1 year on from Stroke <50%?

Carotid: Carotid endarterectomies are usually done if more than 50% stenosis. Have you had a stroke or TIA before? History of smoking? What.blood thinner are you on? Consult with us to help solve this issue. ...Read more

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Should someone have carotid endarterectomy surgery with end stage copd?

Should someone have carotid endarterectomy surgery with end stage copd?

Surgery?: This question has to be answered in the context of individual high risk patients. In general there has to be a significant benefit to be expected from risking surgery on an end stage anything patient. If perhaps repeated CNS episodes attributable to the carotid are happening and antiplatelet therapy isn't helping, that might be a reason to risk surgery. Considerations need to be individualized ...Read more

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If I had Surgery for Carotid endarterectomy could they be done together (as both 50% Occluded)by an experienced Surgeon with high volumes procedures?

If I had Surgery for Carotid endarterectomy could they be done together (as both 50% Occluded)by an experienced Surgeon with high volumes procedures?

First do you need it: First for 76 yr old with no symptoms like TIA 50% occlusion may not be an indication. If indicated the procedure is done one side at a time. Best advise you will get is from your ' experienced surgeon with high volumes ' Speak to the surgeon. ...Read more

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