What is Carotid Disease?
Carotid disease refers to the narrowing or blockage of the carotid arteries, which are the blood vessels that supply oxygen-rich blood to the brain. When the carotid arteries become blocked or narrowed, it can increase the risk of stroke, which is a medical emergency that requires immediate attention.
Who is at Risk?
Carotid disease is more common in older adults and people who have a history of smoking, high blood pressure, high cholesterol, diabetes, and heart disease. Other risk factors include a family history of stroke, obesity, and a sedentary lifestyle.
How Can it be Treated?
At New Jersey Heart & Vein, we offer a variety of diagnostic tests to evaluate carotid disease, including carotid ultrasound and carotid angiography. These tests can help us determine the extent of the blockage and develop an appropriate treatment plan.
Treatment options may include lifestyle changes or minimally invasive procedures.
Our team of experienced vascular specialists will work with you to develop a personalized treatment plan that meets your unique needs and helps reduce the risk of stroke. Contact us today to schedule a consultation.