With this condition, a fatty substance called plaque builds up in the carotid arteries in the neck, raising the risk of stroke. Our vascular experts perform a comprehensive evaluation to understand the extent of the carotid artery disease. Then we recommend the most appropriate care. We offer a full range of treatments, including:
Your doctor may recommend medications to lower blood pressure or cholesterol. Blood thinners (anticoagulants) or clot-busting medications called thrombolytics can help lower your risk of stroke. With this type of monitoring, called watchful waiting, you will undergo regularly scheduled medical imaging tests. If your condition changes enough to require additional treatment, your doctor may recommend a minimally invasive procedure or surgery.