Treatments and Locations

Treatments and Locations

  • Antiplatelet and anticoagulation medication are blood-thinning drugs meant to reduce blood clotting.
  • Carotid endarterectomy. This surgery removes the plaque buildup in the carotid artery and may reduce your risk of ischemic stroke. A carotid endarterectomy also involves risks, especially for people with heart disease or other medical conditions.
  • Carotid stenting. A surgeon or neurointerventionalist threads a catheter to your carotid arteries through an artery in your groin, wrist, or neck. A balloon is then inflated to expand the narrowed artery. A stent is then inserted to support the opened artery.

Meet the Teams

At Northwestern Medicine, we apply the experience and knowledge of experts across disciplines to deliver the best stroke care to our patients. When a stroke happens, we are with you every step of the way.
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