Scientific Sessions

Cerebrovascular Diseases: Stroke Interventions & Carotid Stenting

Stroke interventions: A stroke arises when blood supply to part of brain is reduced. It blocks brain tissue from getting oxygen and nutrients. A stroke is a medical emergency and the treatment is crucial. Early action decrease brain damage and other complications.

Signs and symptoms of stroke include:

  • Difficulty in speaking and understanding 
  • Numbness
  • Problems seeing in one or both eyes
  • Headache
  • Difficulty in walking

Carotid Stenting: Carotid stenting refers to a procedure in which a heart surgeon inserts a stent, a slim, metal-mesh tube that expands inside the lumen of carotid artery to widen the artery as a result improving the blood flow in areas blocked by plaque.

Carotid artery stenting is an endovascular procedure where a stent is inserted into the lumen of the carotid artery to widen the blocked and narrowing carotid artery and decrease the risk of stroke.