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
Overweight or Obese Individuals
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
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
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