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NewYork-Presbyterian doctors individualize treatment for each patient with carotid stenosis. Patients may receive medication, undergo surgical treatment, or have a stent inserted.

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In some patients with carotid stenosis, doctors may place a stent (a small mesh support tube) at the site of the blockage in the carotid artery.
  • Medical treatment: For patients with smaller blockages, drugs that reduce blood clotting and lower lipids and blood pressure may be helpful for treating carotid stenosis.
  • Endarterectomy: Surgical removal of the plaque is called endarterectomy. The plaque inside the narrowed artery is removed.
  • Stent insertion: In some patients with carotid stenosis, doctors may place a stent (a small mesh support tube) at the site of the blockage in the carotid artery. The stent is inserted via a catheter placed into the femoral artery in the groin and threaded through the blood vessels of the body to the area of the blockage. The stent is left permanently in the artery to provide a reinforced channel through which blood can flow.
  • Bypass revascularization: Surgeons reroute the blood supply to bypass the obstruction in the carotid artery.

Our researchers have participated in leading clinical trials that have refined the treatment of carotid stenosis. Patients have access to clinical trials of innovative approaches.

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