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.
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