Carotid stenosis is a condition that involves the narrowing of the carotid artery found in your neck. This means that there is a build-up of a plaque inside that artery and the plaque is associated with a number of risk factors like obesity, diabetes, high cholesterol, hypertension and smoking. A stroke is the most serious outcome of carotid stenosis, and it is the third leading cause of death in the United States.
Signs and symptoms
- Loss of consciousness
- Inability to understand speech or speak coherently
- Memory loss
- Numbness, tingling or weakness in leg, arm or face
- Transient blindness in the eye
Note: these are just a few signs and symptoms provided for informational purposes. Do not attempt self-diagnosis based on this list.
A surgical approach can be employed to treat carotid stenosis and it requires a collaborative effort between interventional radiologists, vascular surgeons, neurosurgeons and neurologists. The two procedures that have been performed include endovascular angioplasty and stenting, and microsurgical carotid endarterectomy. Both procedures aim to remove or displace the build-up plaque and restore uninterrupted blood flow to the brain.
Northern Neurology Specialties, Dr. Jill Bressler and our Team – Experts You Can Trust for Carotid Stenosis Treatment
You will want to ensure that a correct diagnosis is made so that you can receive effective treatment. At Northern Neurology Specialties, we can provide that kind of assurance. We are dedicated to provide comprehensive diagnostics and have many years of medical expertise and experience. Dr. Jill Bressler is also fellowship-trained, subspecialist in vascular neurology with thorough knowledge of any potential carotid stenosis treatment. If you are experiencing a cluster of the symptoms above, contact us immediately to receive any diagnosis and potential treatment plan.