Carotid Artery Disease Treatments
If a carotid artery is less than 50 percent narrowed, it is often treated with medicine and lifestyle changes. If the artery is between 50 percent and 70 percent narrowed, medicine or surgery may be used, depending on your case. Surgery is usually advised when there is significant narrowing of the carotid artery. Surgical treatment decreases the risk for stroke after symptoms such as TIA or minor stroke.
Depending on the severity of your condition, one or more of the following treatments for carotid artery disease may be used.