Cerebrovascular Accident Surgery
In most cases, surgery is not used to treat a stroke, because brain tissue is destroyed quickly when the blood flow is blocked to an area of the brain.
- Surgery to repair a ruptured aneurysm that has caused bleeding into the brain.
- Carotid endarterectomy:
- Usually performed after a TIA to reduce the risk for stroke
- Procedure removes tissue that blocks the flow of blood inside of the arteries
- May prevent further strokes due to carotid artery disease
- Carotid artery stent:
- Placement of a mesh-like stent into the artery to open it up
- May reduce risk of stroke due to carotid artery disease
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