Carotid Artery Disease
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Carotid Artery Disease Treatment at Allegheny Health Network
Like a pair of on-ramps that lead to the brain, the carotid arteries of either side of you neck supply oxygen rich blood to the place where speech, personality, and sensory motor functions make you the unique person you are. These two arteries are also where you can feel your pulse, the sign that your lifeblood if freely flowing.
Carotid artery disease, also called atherosclerosis, is a hardening of your arteries over time from cholesterol, calcium and other debris. These deposits ultimately decrease blood flow to your brain and increase your likelihood of a stroke.
Doctors and surgeons at the Allegheny Health Network Cardiovascular Institute routinely diagnose and treat carotid artery disease. Providing state-of-the-art medical and interventional therapies, doctors at Allegheny Health Network, are leaders in performing innovative robot-assisted and minimally invasive procedures to treat carotid artery disease. Our technology includes the most advanced instrumentation that enables doctors to operate through just a few small incisions. These innovative methods allow patients to achieve exceptional outcomes and experience less pain and blood loss, a short hospital stay and recovery time, and minimal scarring.
Although carotid artery disease is a serious condition, frequently chronic and lifelong, many people are able to live healthy, active lives with expert care and some lifestyle modifications.
Click on the links below to learn more about carotid artery disease and specific treatments at the Allegheny Health Network Cardiovascular Institute.