Carotid Artery Disease

Though carotid artery disease is a serious condition and is frequently chronic and lifelong, with the expert care at INTEGRIS Health and some lifestyle modifications, you should live a healthy, active life.

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The Basics

Your carotid arteries are the main blood vessels that carry blood and oxygen to your brain. When they become narrowed due to the buildup of fatty substances, calcium and other waste products, it's called carotid artery disease (or atherosclerosis). This can reduce the flow of oxygen to your brain. Even a brief pause in your brain's blood supply can cause problems, and you could suffer a stroke if the carotid arteries narrow severely or if a piece of plaque breaks off.

Though carotid artery disease is a serious condition and is frequently chronic and lifelong, many people are able to live healthy, active lives with expert care and some lifestyle modifications.

The Answer

You can reduce your risk for developing carotid artery disease by eating well, exercising, maintaining a healthy weight, avoiding tobacco products and controlling your stress. But once the disease develops, it's time for professional help.

INTEGRIS Health physicians, cardiologists and specialists have extensive experience in diagnosing and treating carotid artery disease, and the cutting edge technologies and procedures brought to you by INTEGRIS Heart Hospital mean you can often get maximally successful results with the latest in minimally invasive robotic or laparoscopic surgeries and procedures.

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Understanding Carotid Artery Disease

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