For patients with carotid artery disease (a buildup of plaque in the vessels that supply the brain), Duke offers the full spectrum of treatment options, including stenting, catheter-directed thrombolysis (for acute stroke), and surgical reconstruction.
Sometimes called “hardening of the arteries,” carotid artery disease is a leading cause of stroke. Risk factors include smoking, hypertension, diabetes, and elevated cholesterol.
Duke’s experienced specialists perform hundreds of procedures each year.
Treatment is offered for both cervical and intracranial carotid artery disease and includes:
Clinical trials involving stenting are also offered.
For some patients, Duke’s specialists perform open carotid surgery under local anesthesia, which can mean faster recovery with fewer complications.
Call 888-ASK-DUKE (888-275-3853) to schedule an appointment with a vascular disease specialist at Duke.
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