A carotid stent may prevent a stroke due to blocking in these arteries. Stents are a proven cardiovascular treatment that is an alternative to the more invasive carotid endarterectomy surgery. A stroke occurs when circulation impedes blood vessels in the brain. The carotid arteries on the side of your neck to provide oxygenated blood to the brain.

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According to a series of articles on this procedure, this treatment is now used on patients with a minimum 50% blockage in their carotid arteries.

Carotid Stent procedures are used in many countries in addition to the United States to prevent strokes in high-risk patients with severe blockage. Imaging modalities along with information on devices, techniques, and adjunctive pharmacology are available through a series of presentations.

The role of CAS for critical bifurcation carotid stenosis discusses in detail by and for professionals in the field of cardiovascular intervention. The various procedures and results of this treatment on patients cover in detailed reports by doctors in Europe. Case histories are examined for new procedures and information with videos and articles.

The internet makes it possible for technological data to be examined and shared by doctors in different countries at any time. Web sites include interviews recorded in sessions by the American College of Cardiology Science.

Subjects include,

  • Complications from clinical cases
  • Emerging strategies for carotid angioplasty
  • Severe stenosis of the right carotid artery and the CAS procedures
  • Hospitals in Italy record live procedures for online presentations for CAS

The CAS Procedure

The Carotid Artery Stenting procedure involves placing an expandable tube or stent in the carotid artery on the side of the neck to expand the vessel.

This method requires a catheter tube inserted into the femoral artery. The doctor moves a balloon in the stent through the arteries into the carotid artery. The tiny balloon is gently inflated to expand the walls of the artery. The balloon eventually deflates and is removed. The procedure takes only one or two hours, and the patient receives general anesthesia.

This procedure allows better blood flow to the brain to avoid strokes. The carotid arteries can show blockages by the build-up of fatty deposits known as plaque. The more invasive carotid endarterectomy procedure involves a vascular surgeon opening the arteries to remove the plaque.

Extensive plaque is often responsible for heart attacks when arteries near the heart become blocked. In many patients, cardiovascular stents are used to unblock arteries feeding the heart. This procedure prevents future heart attacks. This technique is on occasion used as an alternative to bypass surgery.

The CAS, a less conventional method, is now used more frequently in stroke prevention. Some doctors use this less invasive CAS procedure in older patients who are more likely to be candidates for strokes. The CAS procedure is recommended for people with a high risk for surgery, although they have more than 50% artery blockage. CAS is used successfully in patients over 75.

This method is a delicate procedure using red dye and high-technology X-ray to locate the right artery. This angioplasty procedure will keep the arteries open and prevent the artery wall from collapsing or closing off, known as restenosis. Many new products are available to assist this process without damaging other parts of the cardiovascular system.

Recovery from this procedure is quick. The average patient may spend a day or two in the hospital. Patients are advised not to do anything strenuous for two weeks. Most patients continue to take antiplatelet medication.

In Conclusion

Doctors throughout the world use the internet extensively to share information, helping all medical professionals learn more about the latest procedures, medications, and products available for patients.

Different countries have various rules regarding trial procedures and products, covered in the presentations.  The mission is to share the latest practices and other information on cardiovascular interventional medicine.

The goal is to make prevention and treatment of strokes, heart attacks, and other cardiovascular issues easier for doctors and patients around the world