Carotid Artery Stent
Angioplasty and stenting is a type of procedure to improve the blood flow in an artery or vein. The carotid artery is a large artery running along each side of your neck. Carotid angioplasty and stenting involves the carotid artery. During the procedure, doctors use a thin tube with a balloon at its tip to open up the artery. The carotid arteries send oxygen-rich blood to your brain. A condition called carotid artery stenosis means that one or both of these arteries are narrowed. And, blood flow to the brain is reduced. This can lead to stroke. Carotid angioplasty and stenting can help reopen these arteries. It is a minimally invasive procedure and nonsurgical. If you have been the victim of a surgical error while having a Carotid Artery Stent implanted you may be entitled to benefits and financial compensation. You need the help of our carotid artery stent lawsuit attorneys.
During the procedure, a thin flexible tube (catheter) is put into an artery in your groin. It will be gently threaded up into the problem carotid artery in your neck. The catheter has a tiny deflated balloon at the tip. When it reaches the narrowed portion of your carotid, the balloon is inflated. This opens up the narrowed area. This is known as angioplasty.
A tiny mesh tube called a stent may be put into this area. It is left in place to help keep the artery open. While this is a common surgical procedure it is also risky and can lead to injury and sometimes death. Let our surgical errors help you. Free consults and we charge no fees unless we win.
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