Clopidogrel for TIA versus Or Surgery for Female 75 If Carotid Artery over 70% Occluded with a Surgeon with High Volumes of Carotid endarterectomy?

Get 2nd opinion . Other than medical therapy (which would be dual anti platelet + statin) and endartectomy, there is also catheter based treatment option (that is thrombectomy and stenting) in the hands of an experienced intwrvwntional cardiologist. Without knowing more about the plaque morphology, hard to advise. Carotid endartectomy is high risk vascular surgery. Pls obtain opinion U.S.interventional cardiologist.

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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?

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...