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Carotid Angioplasty

Treatments Related to Carotid Angioplasty

For patients with carotid artery disease, treatment is necessary to avoid a serious medical emergency, such as a stroke. Related treatments to carotid angioplasty may be recommended depending on the patient’s individual condition. Doctors at Florida Hospital work with patients to develop a treatment plan that best fits his or her needs, overall health and condition. Schedule an appointment at Florida Hospital to determine a treatment plan that’s best for you.
These are some of the other treatment options related to carotid angioplasty:
  • Lifestyle changes, such as stopping smoking, reducing cholesterol and blood pressure and exercising.
  • Medications to reduce high blood pressure and cholesterol
  • Antiplatelet medications
  • Antihyperlipidemic medications
  • Antihypertensive medications
One of the most closely related treatments to carotid angioplasty, carotid endarterectomy (CEA) is an open surgical treatment that removes plaque. Doctors make an incision in the neck to access the carotid artery. The plaque or blood clot in the artery is removed. The artery is sometimes made bigger by patching it with a piece of plastic or cloth material.

Locations for Carotid Angioplasty