MORGANTOWN, W.Va. – Surgeons at the WVU Heart and Vascular Institute are now offering a new minimally invasive treatment for patients with carotid artery disease.
The carotid arteries are the two large blood vessels in the neck that supply the brain and head with blood. Carotid artery disease occurs when the arteries become narrow or blocked as the result of a buildup of fatty plaque. This can cause small clots to form, and those clots can cause a stroke.
Currently, the most common treatments for severe carotid artery disease are carotid endarterectomy, an open surgical procedure, and transfemoral carotid angioplasty and stenting, a minimally invasive option for patients at high risk for stroke and other complications.
Surgeons at the WVU Heart and Vascular Institute are now performing transcarotid artery revascularization (TCAR) using the ENROUTE® Transcarotid Neuroprotection System, which is designed to reduce the risk of stroke while inserting the ENROUTE® Transcarotid Stent.
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Via: WVU Medicine