Carotid Artery Stenting: Empowering Health through Intervention

Patient Information:

  • Age: 57 years
  • Medical History: Diabetes and High Blood Pressure
  • Symptom: Right-side Weakness

A 57-year-old man with diabetes and high blood pressure came to the hospital because he was having trouble moving the right side of his body. Doctors found a big problem: his left internal carotid artery was more than 90% blocked.

Understanding Carotid Artery:

The carotid artery is a special blood vessel in the neck. It’s like a highway that carries blood to the brain. When this “highway” gets blocked, it can be very dangerous, especially for the brain.

The Plan:

To help the patient, the medical team decided to do something called “carotid artery stenting.” This is a special procedure to open up the blocked artery and make it work properly again.

The Procedure:

Carotid artery stenting is like a medical fix for a clogged highway to your brain.First, doctors put a thin tube (catheter) into the blocked part of the artery. Then, they add a small, mesh-like tube called a stent. This stent acts like a traffic controller, making sure the blood flows nicely to your brain.The whole thing was done by a very careful and experienced medical team

Conclusion:

Thanks to this successful procedure, the patient got better, and his right-side weakness improved. It’s like they cleared the road for the blood to travel to his brain without any traffic jams.

Patient Acknowledgement:

We want to say thank you to the doctors who helped the patient get better with the carotid artery stenting procedure. They made sure he could use his right side again and stay healthy.

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