18th November 2019


What are the symptoms of a blocked artery in the neck?

Symptoms of carotid artery disease
  • sudden weakness or numbness in the face, arms, or legs (usually on one side of the body)
  • trouble speaking (garbled speech) or understanding.
  • sudden vision problems in one or both eyes.
  • dizziness.
  • sudden, severe headache.
  • drooping on one side of your face.

Also question is, what are the symptoms of a blockage in the carotid artery?

Signs and symptoms of a stroke or TIA include:
  • Sudden numbness or weakness in the face or limbs, often on only one side of the body.
  • Sudden trouble speaking and understanding.
  • Sudden trouble seeing in one or both eyes.
  • Sudden dizziness or loss of balance.
  • Sudden, severe headache with no known cause.

How do they clean your carotid arteries?

Opening a clogged carotid artery. There are two main ways to open a narrowed carotid artery. Endarterectomy involves physically removing plaque from inside the carotid artery. A surgeon makes an incision in the neck to expose the artery, clamps the artery, then opens it lengthwise in the region of the narrowing.

What are the side effects of carotid artery surgery?

These are some of the risks and side effects of carotid artery surgery that patients may experience during and after the procedure:
  • Bleeding.
  • Infection.
  • Reaction to anesthesia medications.
  • High blood pressure/hypertension.
  • Irregular heartbeat.
  • Swelling that causes airway obstruction.
  • Stroke.
  • Heart attack.
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