Carotid artery interventions the carotid arteries are the large blood vessels in the neck that carry blood to the brain if the flow of blood through the carotid arteries is blocked suddenly the result is a stroke. Carotid interventions there are a number of innovative approaches to treat carotid artery disease including carotid angioplasty and stenting although only recently recognized as alternative therapy for blockages in the neck arteries the use and success rate of these procedures are increasing. The external carotid artery eca is an important collateral pathway for cerebral blood flow carotid artery stenting cas typically crosses the eca while carotid endarterectomy cea includes deliberate eca plaque removal the purpose of the present study was to compare the long term patency of . Carotid artery interventions the most common cause of a stroke is a sudden blockage of blood flow to an artery in the brain the blockage is usually from plaque or a clot located in the carotid artery in the neck that has travelled to the brain
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