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100% Carotid Artery Blockage



Why is surgery not done for 100% carotid artery blockage with stroke symptoms on the left side?


Thank you for visiting NetWellness. When a carotid artery is totally occluded, it is not possible to re-open it, nor is it safe.

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Jean  E Starr, MD Jean E Starr, MD
Clinical Associate Professor of Vascular Surgery
College of Medicine
The Ohio State University