Sacred Heart Hospital in Pensacola is the first hospital in Northwest Florida and Alabama to offer an innovative new treatment for patients at risk for stroke due to blockages in the carotid arteries of the neck.
The minimally invasive procedure for carotid artery disease is called TransCarotid Artery Revascularization or TCAR. It utilizes a new Food and Drug Administration-approved system that temporarily reverses blood flow in the artery and diverts dangerous bits of plaque and blood clots into a filter to reduce the risk of a stroke. At the same time, a tiny mesh tube or stent is inserted into the carotid artery to open the artery and stabilize the blockage.
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