Carotid Artery Balloon Angioplasty and Stenting

Carotid artery narrowing is a known cause of ischemic stroke. Treatment options for selected patients include a minimally invasive endovascular approach to restore normal blood flow. In balloon angioplasty, a small balloon is temporarily inflated across the region of narrowing to expand the artery to normal diameter and restore blood flow. This procedure is usually accompanied by placement of a permanent stent over the narrowed region. During the procedure a temporary filter is placed in the internal carotid artery, downstream from the plaque, to capture debris that might be dislodged during the procedure.
 

Carotid Artery Balloon Angioplasty and Stenting

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Milwaukee, WI 53226
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