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Carotid Artery Surgery

Side Effects of Carotid Artery Surgery

Before undergoing surgery, patients should consider the potential side effects of carotid artery surgery to make the most informed decision about their health care. Doctors at Florida Hospital ensure patients fully understand the risks and potential side effects of surgery before performing the procedure. This vital step helps patients improve their care.
These are some of the risks and side effects of carotid artery surgery that patients may experience during and after the procedure:
  • Bleeding
  • Infection
  • Reaction to anesthesia medications
  • High blood pressure/hypertension
  • Irregular heartbeat
  • Swelling that causes airway obstruction
  • Stroke
  • Heart attack
  • Cranial nerve deficits
  • Seizures
  • Recurrence of artery blockage
  • Wound hematoma
Contact Florida Hospital today to speak to our doctors about these potential side effects and what you should expect from surgery.

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