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Blocked arteries to the brain

By Anonymous September 30, 2011 - 3:30pm
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I have a friend that had a stroke about a month ago. He was refered to a specialist. After doing tests, they told him his left artery is to blocked to do anything about it. My friend does not have insurance and I have a feeling this may be more of an insurance/inability to pay issue for the reason the Doctors do not want to do surgery or the needed medical procedure. Could these Doctors be right, could this artery be to blocked to do anything for it?

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Studies show that the attempt to remove blockage in carotid arteries in older individuals can cause catastrophic effects including another stroke and death. Carotid endarterectomy is the surgical procedure to clear the blockage in the affected area of the carotid arteries. A individual who is 75 years old and older or has diabetes is a high risk for complications with this surgical procedure. if you or your friend would like to learn more about this procedure, read this article:http://www.nhlbi.nih.gov/health/health-topics/topics/carend/


September 30, 2011 - 4:41pm
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