Carotid Artery Angioplasty & Stenting

The carotid arteries are located on each side of your neck and carry blood flow to the brain. Carotid stenosis is a condition in which the arteries become narrowed or blocked. Carotid angioplasty and stenting of the stenosis is a minimally invasive treatment in which a balloon is used to open the area of the stenosis and a stent (mesh-like tube) is then placed across the area to keep the vessel open.