MADISON (WKOW) -- A new procedure at a Madison hospital is aiming to reduce the risks for people with cardiovascular problems.
This weekend, nearly a million Americans will walk for heart health. Heart Walk events across the country, including here in Madison, will raise awareness of the risks of cardiovascular disease and stroke. A local hospital's new procedure is helping patients find a safer way to recover from cardiovascular problems.
Two surgeons at SSM Health St. Mary's Hospital have joined about 120 around the world who are trained in a specialty surgery that could be the future of stroke prevention for certain procedures.
"I suspect it'll have a real part in the algorithm. My guess is, 30-40 percent of carotid [surgeries] will be treated this way at some point," said Dr. David DeAngeles, a general surgeon with SSM.
DeAngeles and vascular surgeon Dr. Anjan Talukdar are two of just three doctors in Wisconsin trained in TransCarotid Artery Revascularization, or TCAR. Studies have shown TCAR significantly reduces the chance of stroke in high-risk patients who need surgery to clear up carotid artery blockages.
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Via: WKOW 27