Angioplasty and stent placement – carotid artery

Alternative Names

Carotid angioplasty and stenting; CAS; Angioplasty – carotid artery

Definition of Angioplasty and stent placement – carotid artery

You have an artery on each side of your neck called the carotid artery. This artery brings needed blood to your brain and face.

Review

Luc Jasmin, MD, PhD, Department of Neurosurgery, Cedars Sinai Medical Center, Los Angeles, and Department of Anatomy, University of California, San Francisco, CA. Review provided by VeriMed Healthcare Network. Also reviewed by David Zieve, MD, MHA, Medical Director, A.D.A.M., Inc. – 7/10/2010

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