Carotid Endarterectomy for TIA and Stroke
The major risks associated with carotid endarterectomy are:
- Heart attack.
- Breathing problems.
- High blood pressure.
- Injury to nerves (usually causing vocal cord paralysis and problems with managing saliva and tongue movement).
- Bleeding in the brain.
- Plaque buildup, which may redevelop as a late complication between 5 months and 13 years after surgery.
|By:||Reference Healthwise Staff||Last Revised: January 7, 2011|
|Medical Review:||Reference E. Gregory Thompson, MD - Internal Medicine
Reference Richard D. Zorowitz, MD - Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation