Your symptoms and condition will indicate whether cholesterol-lowering drugs, high blood pressure medications, and blood thinners are prescribed to lower your risk for serious complications.
Intracranial Balloon Angioplasty and Stenting
A small flexible balloon is used to open the narrowed or blocked artery, and a small cylindrical device called a stent is placed to keep the blood vessel open. While there are some risks to this procedure, preliminary evidence suggests this combination is more effective than medication alone in preventing long term stroke.
Cerebral Artery Bypass
Reroutes blood flow around blocked, narrowed or damaged arteries in the brain. Often essential in emergencies, a cerebral bypass may be required to restore healthy blood flow.