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Can my artery reclog after carotid endarterectomy?

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Dr. Khashayar Salartash
Surgery - Vascular
6 doctors agree

In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
Dr. Khashayar Salartash
Dr. Khashayar Salartash
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Dr. Kevin Nolan
Surgery - Vascular

In brief: Blocked again?

Up to 18-20% of people can develop more that 50% blockage in a carotid that had been fixed before but of all those people only 1% of them develop enough blockage beyond 50% to need a second procedure.

In brief: Blocked again?

Up to 18-20% of people can develop more that 50% blockage in a carotid that had been fixed before but of all those people only 1% of them develop enough blockage beyond 50% to need a second procedure.
Dr. Kevin Nolan
Dr. Kevin Nolan
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Dr. Michael Korona
Radiology - Interventional

In brief: Yes

Scar and plaque may form. Need to be followed with yearly ultrasounds.
If severe blockage returns, then carotid stent indicated.

In brief: Yes

Scar and plaque may form. Need to be followed with yearly ultrasounds.
If severe blockage returns, then carotid stent indicated.
Dr. Michael Korona
Dr. Michael Korona
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