A New Way to Treat Carotid Artery Disease: TransCarotid Artery Revascularization (TCAR)

What is Carotid Artery Disease?

Carotid Artery Disease is a build-up of plaque in the two main arteries in the neck that supply oxygen-rich blood to the brain.

Who is at Risk for Carotid Artery Disease?

  • Those with High Blood Pressure/High Cholesterol
  • Smokers
  • Overweight or Obese Individuals
  • Family History
  • Older Age
  • People who live a Sedentary Lifestyle

87% of Strokes Are Caused by Blocked Arteries:

Over time, if not treated, plaque hardens and narrows the arteries, which can limit oxygen to the brain and cause a stroke. Nearly 800,000 people have a stroke in the United States every year.

A Stroke can Cause:

  • Lasting Brain Damage
  • Long-Term Disability – Vision and Speech Issues, or Paralysis
  • Death

New Treatment for Carotid Artery Disease – Reduces Risk of Stroke:

Palm Beach Gardens Medical Center is one of the first hospitals in northern Palm Beach County to offer TCAR, or TransCarotid Artery Revascularization, as a new, minimally invasive treatment option for high-risk patients suffering from Carotid Artery Disease. You may be a candidate for TCAR, which helps repair clogged carotid arteries and reduce the risk of stroke.

TCAR Potential Benefits:

  • Helps prevent stroke
  • Lower complication risk than a traditional Carotid Endarterectomy
  • Minimally invasive
  • Shorter hospital stay
  • Faster recovery time
  • Cosmetic – smaller incision

Find a Vascular Surgeon

To find a vascular specialist and see if you may be a candidate for TCAR