Vascular surgery treatments
Carotid angioplasty is a treatment for carotid artery disease – a procedure performed on carotid arteries when they become clogged or narrowed by an atherosclerotic plaque. The procedure involves the placement of an antiembolic protection filter past the narrowing, followed by the placement of a nitinol-stent at the level of the narrowing. The stent maintains the artery open and prevents it from narrowing again. Carotid angioplasty is an alternative to open surgery, being used when the traditional surgical procedures are not feasible or pose a high risk.
Chronic mesenteric ischemia is a rare afection, wich in 95% of cases is caused by difuse atherosclerosis ( fats accumulation in your blood vessels walls, leading to their narrowing wich decrease the flow of blood to the bowel). Disease’ s progression is associated with more striking symptoms. Almost half of patients present simultaneous the affecting of heart’s blood vessels, but also peripheral artery disease.
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