Carotid Artery Stenosis

about-carotidCarotid Artery Stenosis

Carotid artery stenosis, a condition affecting the vessels in the neck that provide blood flow to the brain, is a leading cause of strokes. Stroke is the third leading cause of death in this country,[i] with a significant annual cost to care for the disability caused by the event. Unfortunately, the majority of patients who have a stroke that results from carotid artery disease have no advanced warning. Many people do not understand the significance of risk factors for carotid disease, so they do not seek proper medical attention.

[i] Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. About Stroke.