Can I Have Pain In My Carotid Artery?

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Carotid artery surgery is a procedure to restore proper blood flow to the brain.

The carotid artery brings needed blood to your brain and face. You have one of these arteries on each side of your neck. Blood flow in this artery can become partly or totally blocked by fatty material called plaque. Such a blockage can reduce the blood supply to your brain and may cause a stroke.

There are two invasive ways to treat a carotid artery that has plaque buildup in it. This article...

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