Replay of: Live webcast of an innovative, minimally invasive carotid artery stenting procedure which can help prevent life-threatening strokes.
Cardiothoracic and vascular surgeon Luis Echeverri, M.D., will perform a carotid stenting procedure from Memorial Hermann Heart & Vascular Institute-Southwest
First Seen Live Webcast: Wednesday, March 8th at 5:30 pm CT (23:30 UTC)
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Houston, Texas – Clogging of arteries that carry blood to the brain contributes to more than a quarter of all strokes. An innovative, minimally invasive procedure for restoring adequate blood flow was featured in a live, surgical webcast first seen on March 8 at 5:30 p.m. The surgery was be performed at Memorial Hermann Heart & Vascular Institute-Southwest in Houston.
Cardiothoracic and vascular surgeon Luis Echeverri, M.D., performed a carotid stenting, a procedure which can help prevent life-threatening strokes.
The carotid arteries carry blood from the aorta to the base of the brain. Buildup of cholesterol, calcium and fibrous tissue can form plaque inside these vessels, narrowing them and restricting the flow of blood.
Traditionally, physicians treat severe carotid artery disease by making an incision in the neck and surgically removing plaque and diseased portions of the artery. A newer approach, carotid stenting, enables treatment from inside the vessels.
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