endarterectomy

NOUN
  1. surgical removal of the inner lining of an artery that is clogged with atherosclerosis
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How To Use endarterectomy In A Sentence

  • The procedure, known as an endarterectomy, involves cutting open the neck artery and scraping out plaque formations that can block blood flow. The Seattle Times
  • Firm evidence from two large trials has clarified the role of carotid endarterectomy in patients with ipsilateral severe carotid stenosis.
  • Past surgical history included right carotid endarterectomy, coronary stent placement, and angioplasty of his left lower extremity.
  • The overall benefit of carotid endarterectomy strongly depends on surgical risk.
  • A minimally invasive alternative to carotid endarterectomy is angioplasty and stenting of a carotid stenosis.
  • A successful carotid endarterectomy is not a major procedure, and most patients can be discharged home the day after surgery.
  • Carotid endarterectomy is indicated if arteries are 70 percent or more stenosed and should be performed soon after the TIA event in selected patients.
  • Both carotid stenting, in which a balloon catheter is inserted to open the blood vessel, and carotid endarterectomy, in which plaque build-up is surgically removed, are reasonable, safe, and effective ways to treat blocked neck arteries, according to the guidelines. New guidelines caution against overuse of stroke screening
  • As he buttoned up his shirt, I noticed the scar on his neck from previous carotid endarterectomy surgery.
  • Both carotid stenting, in which a balloon catheter is inserted to open the blood vessel, and carotid endarterectomy, in which plaque build-up is surgically removed, are reasonable, safe, and effective ways to treat blocked neck arteries, according to the guidelines. New guidelines caution against overuse of stroke screening
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