Understanding Carotid Artery Disease

Carotid artery atherosclerotic disease is a condition where the arteries in the neck, responsible for supplying blood to the brain, become narrowed or blocked. This blockage, caused by plaque buildup, can lead to severe complications including stroke and/or death. 

If you're experiencing symptoms or have concerns about this condition, it's crucial to seek professional guidance. Contact us today for comprehensive screening, evaluation, and personalized treatment options.

Symptoms & Causes of Carotid Artery Disease

Causes & Risk Factors

Narrowing (Carotid Stenosis) or blockage of the carotid arteries usually occurs due to buildup of plaque inside the arterial wall. Risk factors include high blood pressure, tobacco use, and age.

Symptoms to Watch For

Carotid artery disease is typically asymptomatic, with diagnosis occurring after suffering a devastating stroke. Key stroke symptoms include, difficulty speaking, difficulty with balance, sudden loss of vision, difficulty understanding speech, or weakness in one side of the body. These symptoms can indicate a transient ischemic attack (TIA) or stroke.

Potential Complications

Untreated carotid disease can lead to stroke or death, making early detection essential. With appropriate treatment these devastating complications can be avoided. 

When to Consult a Doctor

If you have risk factors for developing carotid artery disease, it is time to see a vascular specialist to determine the proper diagnosis and treatment.

Treatment Options for Carotid Disease

Medical Management

If mild to moderate carotid artery narrowing is noted, conservative management may be warranted. This typically includes an emphasis on smoking cessation, improved diet, and medication compliance. Specifically medications to lower blood pressure, anti platelets, and medications to lower cholesterol are commonly recommended.  

Surgical/ Minimally Invasive Options

If more severe carotid artery stenosis is present, surgery to remove the plaque or stent placement may be warranted. Treatment options vary depending on multiple factors therefore a comprehensive vascular evaluations is warranted to determine the appropriate treatment plan. 

Carotid Artery Surveillance

Regardless the degree of carotid artery disease that is present ongoing surveillance is essential to prevent complications and to ensure that your carotid artery stenosis is not worsening. 

Choose Specialized Care 

At Premier Vascular & Interventional, we prioritize your health. Specializing in minimally-invasive treatments for carotid artery disease, our streamlined process delivers efficient care in a state-of-the-art facility. Our minimally invasive techniques reduce risks and offer quicker recovery. With flexible scheduling, personalized care, and a patient-centered approach, we ensure you're in the best hands.

Tackle Carotid Artery Disease with Expert Intervention

Experiencing symptoms of carotid artery disease or received a diagnosis? Immediate action is crucial. Our team of caring vascular specialists are available for a consult. 


Our welcoming staff, state-of-the-art facility, and experienced practitioners  are available to deliver tailored treatment options. Let's chart a path to better health together. Your journey starts here.