The carotid arteries are located along both sides of the neck and are the primary source of blood to the brain. A blockage in one or both can lead to a stroke. Every 45 seconds someone in the US has a stroke.
What puts you at risk to have a stroke?
What are the signs and symptoms of a stroke?
(If you experience any of these symptoms dial 911 immediately.)
How is carotid artery blockage diagnosed?
How is carotid artery blockage treated?
Treatment depends on severity of blockage, symptoms, and overall health of person but may include: