Carotid Artery Disease
Blockages (stenosis) in the carotid arteries—the blood vessels in your neck that provide your brain with most of its blood supply—cause carotid artery disease, which is responsible for more than a third of all strokes. Treating carotid artery disease is critical to prevent a stroke. If you have carotid stenosis, you may benefit from endovascular care at NewYork-Presbyterian Brooklyn Methodist Hospital.
Our high-volume surgeons perform unusually complex carotid artery surgery safely, and with outstanding results.
Endovascular Treatment of Carotid Artery Disease
Our vascular specialists may place a stent (a small mesh support tube) at the site of the blockage in your carotid artery. They insert the stent through a catheter placed into your femoral artery in your groin and thread it through the blood vessels of your body to the area of the blockage. The stent remains permanently in your artery to provide a reinforced channel through which blood can flow to your brain.