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Ask the Doctors - What's the best way to treat carotid artery plaques?

September 4, 2018

Ask the Doctors – What’s the best way to treat carotid artery plaques?

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Dear Doctor: My cardiovascular surgeon tells me medicine has mostly abandoned shunt and stent placements as a solution to carotid artery plaques. Instead, doctors are returning to the older “Roto-Rooter” procedure because patient outcomes have proved less problematic. What’s your take on this? Let’s start with an anatomy lesson.  The common carotid arteries are major […]

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