Carotid arteries are the blood vessels that supply blood to the brain. Buildup of plaque in the carotid arteries can result in transient ischemic attack (temporary loss of function of brain that comes back quickly) or stroke (more permanent loss of function).
Diagnosis and treatment of carotid artery disease is very important to prevent TIA/stroke. Dr. Sidhu at VIVAA will discuss carotid artery disease and if needed will do ultrasound in the office to diagnose the degree of blockage. Depending on the severity of blockage, all the treatment options will be explained in detail. If intervention is needed, the carotid artery blockage can be fixed by either placing a stent across the blockage or doing an open surgical procedure called carotid endarterectomy.
Both procedures will be discussed in detail and an individualized plan developed. It is very important to diagnose and treat carotid artery disease in a timely fashion to prevent a potentially life-threatening event like stroke.
For complete vascular surgical and aesthetic services, get in touch with Vein, Vascular & Aesthetic Associates. Serving the communities of Everett, Issaquah, Kirkland, Newcastle, Seattle and Sammamish.
When you need vascular and endovascular procedures or vascular ultrasound, choose the double board-certified surgeon at Vein, Vascular & Aesthetic Services. For more information or to make an appointment, call us today at 425-250-9999. For your convenience, you can use our online Request an Appointment form.