Carotid artery disease is the narrowing of the carotid arteries that supply blood to the brain. Carotid artery disease grows gradually. The principal sign that you have the condition might be a stroke or transient ischemic attack (TIA) which can cause paralysis of different parts of our body due to lack of blood supply to the brain..
Stroke denies brain of oxygen. Inside minutes, brain cells start to die. Stroke is the most widely recognized reason for death and the main source of lasting handicap all over the world.
In its beginning periods, Carotid artery disease frequently doesn’t deliver any signs or side effects. The condition may go unnoticed until the brain feels a shortage of blood, causing a stroke or TIA.
Signs of a stroke or TIA include:
Critical carotid artery narrowing treated by carotid stenting
Once the doctor confirms that you have carotid artery disease, the treatment will depend on the degree of narrowing and if you are having symptoms. Carotid artery disease can be treated medically, endovascularly (Carotid angioplasty & Stenting) or surgically (Carotid Endarterectomy)