Carotid Endarterectomy for TIA and Stroke
Why It Is Done
Your doctor may suggest that you have this surgery if:
- You have had a mild Reference stroke Opens New Window or one or more Reference transient ischemic attacks Opens New Window (TIAs) in the past 6 months and you have 70% or more narrowing in your carotid artery.
- You have a low risk of complications from the surgery.
- You have 50% to 69% narrowing and have had at least one of
- One or more TIAs in the past 6 months.
- A series of small strokes in the past 6 months, and each small stroke has left you a little more disabled.
- A mild or moderate stroke in the past 6 months.
|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