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If I develop carotid artery dissection, how will it be treated?
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Dr. Bennett Werner
Internal Medicine - Cardiology
5 doctors agree
In brief: Depends
Stent, surgery, or close observation.

In brief: Depends
Stent, surgery, or close observation.
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Dr. Bennett Werner
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Dr. Shadi Abu Halimah
Surgery - Vascular
2 doctors agree
In brief: Conservative
Spontaneous ones can be treated most of the time with anticoagulation like Coumadin (warfarin) for few months till dissection heals.
Some patients who fails this with recurrent TIA or aneurysmal degeneration will need surgery or stenting depending on the location and extend of the dissection.

In brief: Conservative
Spontaneous ones can be treated most of the time with anticoagulation like Coumadin (warfarin) for few months till dissection heals.
Some patients who fails this with recurrent TIA or aneurysmal degeneration will need surgery or stenting depending on the location and extend of the dissection.
Dr. Shadi Abu Halimah
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Dr. Mark Rasak
Internal Medicine - Cardiology
In brief: Stent
Most often these days placing a stent in the carotid artery will do the job.
Similar to stenting coronary arteries.

In brief: Stent
Most often these days placing a stent in the carotid artery will do the job.
Similar to stenting coronary arteries.
Dr. Mark Rasak
Dr. Mark Rasak
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