Stenting of carotid arteries is an endovascular operation, which is prescribed for a significant narrowing of the lumen of blood vessels. The main cause of clogged arteries is the growth of atherosclerotic plaques on the inner walls, up to occlusion (complete closure of the lumen in the artery). Impaired blood flow in the carotid arteries, which are responsible for the blood supply to the brain, is the main cause of ischemic stroke.
A stroke occurs when blood access to the brain is blocked. If the brain does not receive oxygen and nutrients for more than three hours - the pathological changes become irreversible. Regular diagnosis allows you to identify the pathology on time and prevent its further development.
At risk: the elderly, smokers, patients with persistent hypertension, coronary heart disease, diabetes, obesity, hereditary factors. Carotid artery stenosis is more common in men than in women. Artery stenting is indicated for narrowing of the lumen by more than 60%, with periodic attacks of cerebral circulatory disorders, the risk of stroke.
The operation is performed under local or intravenous anesthesia. Stenting is the installation of an implant that expands the diameter of a vessel at the site of its narrowing. Surgery is performed endovascularly - through a puncture in the radial, brachial or femoral artery.
Spyder FX and Vo.Ma distal protection devices are used to prevent the separation of the embolic clot and blockage of blood vessels. During the operation, angiography is performed, which records the results of surgery in several projections. After the operation, doctors remove the instrument, perform hemostasis of blood vessels, apply a bandage.
In our clinic, the operation for carotid artery stenting is performed according to the European protocol and with the use of innovative medical equipment, the best consumables and stents (made in the USA, Germany, Switzerland). There are no age restrictions, but the decision on the possibility and appropriateness of surgery is made by a doctor after a diagnostic examination.
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MRI angiography of the great vessels of the neck and aortic arch