Treating Carotid Artery Disease
When you’re a patient at Providence, we help you feel better today and reduce your risk of more serious disease tomorrow. We work with you to create a personalized plan to treat your carotid artery disease. This plan includes everything from diagnosis and treatment to the post-care support you need to feel your best. The result is compassionate, whole-person care for your body, mind and spirit.
Why Choose Us for Your Carotid Artery Disease Care?
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More About Carotid Artery Disease
Carotid artery disease (also known as carotid artery stenosis) occurs when the carotid arteries, which carry blood and oxygen to the brain, become narrowed. If the carotid arteries become blocked, this can cause vertigo, vision loss, cognitive impairment or a stroke. Though any of these symptoms should be taken seriously, each of them can have other causes not related to heart health. Carotid artery disease is most commonly caused by atherosclerosis, a type of arteriosclerosis that occurs when fats and cholesterol build up in the artery wall, causing plaque.
Testing and Diagnostics
Your care team uses many different methods to find out which therapies work best for you. They look at your symptoms, other medical conditions and overall health. They use the most advanced diagnostics to evaluate your condition. Depending on your case, this may include one or more of the following:
- Blood test
- Carotid ultrasound
- CT imaging
- CT angiography, coronary CT angiography
- Doppler ultrasound
- Electrocardiogram (ECG/EKG)
- Peripheral arterial testing
Personalized Treatment for Carotid Artery Disease
We know that no two patients are the same. This is why your care team works with you to design an individualized treatment plan based specifically on your heart condition and your personal needs. Every treatment plan includes lifestyle changes to support your recovery and long-term heart health.
Your care plan may include one or more of the following therapies:
- Carotid endarterectomy
- Carotid stenting
- Prescription medications
- Transcarotid artery revascularization (TCAR)
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