Blocked or Narrowed Carotid Artery?
If you have a higher risk of stroke because of blocked or narrowed carotid arteries now you can be treated at Concord Hospital with an advanced endovascular technique.
The carotid arteries are the two major arteries in the neck that carry oxygen-rich blood to the brain. When plaque builds up inside the arteries, the flow of blood is reduced, causing a condition called carotid stenosis.
Standard treatment for most carotid stenosis patients is to surgically open the artery and clean out the plaque. However, open surgery is not an option for some patients, including those with heart conditions, those who have undergone the open surgery previously, or because of the location of the blockage.
Instead of being referred elsewhere, those high-risk patients now can be treated at Concord Hospital with a minimally invasive procedure called carotid stenting, in which a stent, or mesh-like tube, is expanded inside the artery to hold it open.