Transient Ischemic Attack (TIA)
Reference Carotid artery stenting (also called carotid angioplasty and stenting) is sometimes done as an alternative to surgery to prevent transient ischemic attack (TIA) or stroke. In this procedure, a doctor threads a thin tube called a catheter through an artery in the groin and up to the Reference carotid artery Opens New Window in your neck. The doctor then uses a tiny balloon to enlarge the narrowed portion of the artery and places a Reference stent Opens New Window to keep the artery open. Carotid artery stenting is not as common as carotid endarterectomy.
|By:||Reference Healthwise Staff||Last Revised: Reference February 7, 2012|
|Medical Review:||Reference E. Gregory Thompson, MD - Internal Medicine
Reference Richard D. Zorowitz, MD - Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation