Carotid Artery Disease is a serious condition in which blockage prevents the transportation of blood from these major blood vessels to the brain. These vessels, which are located on either side of your neck, can become blocked by plaque buildup or other types of arterial damage. If you believe that you are experiencing the symptoms of a carotid artery blockage, you should contact the experts at Advanced Vascular Surgery to get properly diagnosed. Our team of experienced professionals will work with you to identify the source of your symptoms, and then explain the risk factors associated with them. We will then go over the treatment options with you, so you have a full understanding of what we can do about it for you. Read further for some more information about Carotid Artery Disease.
It is important to understand the symptoms of carotid artery disease if you are concerned about whether or not you have the disease. There are rarely any noticeable warning signs in the early stages of the disease, you may suffer from a transient ischemic attack (TIA), which is similar to a minor stroke. Indications of TIA include numbness, weakness, or tingling on one side of the body; garbled speech; loss of vision in one eye, and/or the inability to move one of your arms or legs.
When it comes to diagnosing and treating Carotid Artery Disease, the expert team at Advanced Vascular Surgery uses the latest in advanced technology to get a full understanding of your condition. Through the use of a carotid duplex ultrasound, a CT scan, CT angiography, or a magnetic resonance angiography, we can provide you the best and most accurate diagnosis possible for your condition.
After we have properly diagnosed, our main goal is to help you avoid suffering from a stroke. Because each patient’s case is different, your doctor will make sure you are educated with the proper information and recommendations specific to your needs. While lifestyle changes and prescription medication can resolve many of the issues, there are instances in which surgery to remove the blockage or widen the artery becomes necessary.
We at Advanced Vascular Surgery are committed to finding effective treatment options for all of our patients. If you have started experiencing any symptoms of carotid artery disease, do not hesitate. Call Advanced Vascular Surgery to schedule your initial appointment today!