Carotid Artery Disease & Treatment Options

Carotid stenosis; Stenosis - carotid; Stroke - carotid artery; TIA - carotid artery

Carotid artery disease occurs when the carotid arteries become narrowed or blocked. The carotid arteries provide part of the main blood supply to your brain. They are located on each side of your neck. You can feel their pulse under your jawline.

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  • Stent

    Animation

  • Arterial tear in internal carotid artery

    Arterial tear in internal carotid artery

    illustration

  • Atherosclerosis of internal carotid artery

    Atherosclerosis of internal carotid artery

    illustration

  • Carotid artery anatomy

    Carotid artery anatomy

    illustration

  • Coronary artery disease

    Coronary artery disease

    illustration

  • Coronary artery disease

    Coronary artery disease

    illustration

  • Carotid dissection

    Carotid dissection

    illustration

  • Carotid duplex

    Carotid duplex

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  • Carotid stenosis - X-ray of the left artery

    Carotid stenosis - X-ray of the left artery

    illustration

  • Carotid stenosis - X-ray of the right artery

    Carotid stenosis - X-ray of the right artery

    illustration

  • Carotid artery surgery - series

    Carotid artery surgery - series

    Presentation

  • Stent

    Animation

  • Arterial tear in internal carotid artery

    Arterial tear in internal carotid artery

    illustration

  • Atherosclerosis of internal carotid artery

    Atherosclerosis of internal carotid artery

    illustration

  • Carotid artery anatomy

    Carotid artery anatomy

    illustration

  • Coronary artery disease

    Coronary artery disease

    illustration

  • Coronary artery disease

    Coronary artery disease

    illustration

  • Carotid dissection

    Carotid dissection

    illustration

  • Carotid duplex

    Carotid duplex

    illustration

  • Carotid stenosis - X-ray of the left artery

    Carotid stenosis - X-ray of the left artery

    illustration

  • Carotid stenosis - X-ray of the right artery

    Carotid stenosis - X-ray of the right artery

    illustration

  • Carotid artery surgery - series

    Carotid artery surgery - series

    Presentation

Review Date: 6/23/2019

Reviewed By: Alireza Minagar, MD, MBA, Professor, Department of Neurology, LSU Health Sciences Center, Shreveport, LA. Also reviewed by David Zieve, MD, MHA, Medical Director, Brenda Conaway, Editorial Director, and the A.D.A.M. Editorial team.

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