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Stroke secondary to carotid stenosis

  • Treatment

    For specific treatment, see stroke.

    Medicine may be prescribed for:

    • High blood pressure  
    • Cholesterol problem

    Surgery to remove the plaque from the carotid (neck) arteries may be needed, especially if more than 70% of the carotid artery is blocked. The procedure is called carotid endarterectomy.


    Support Groups


    Expectations (prognosis)

    Stroke is a leading cause of death in the United States. About 25% of people who have a stroke die from the stroke itself or complications. About half have long-term problems.

    However, 25% of people who have a stroke recover most or all of their function.


    Calling your health care provider

    Go to the emergency room or call the local emergency number (such as 911) if symptoms occur.