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Carotid endarterectomy (CEA) is a surgical procedure used to correct carotid stenosis (narrowing of the carotid artery lumen by atheroma), used particularly when this causes medical problems, such as transient ischemic attacks (TIAs) or cerebrovascular accidents (CVAs, strokes). Endarterectomy is the removal of material on the inside (end-) of an artery. Angioplasty and stenting of the carotid artery are undergoing investigation as alternatives to carotid endarterectomy.

Carotid Endarterectomy
This is an operation to remove blocked arteries in the neck which could lead to a stroke. This article from an American Vascular Surgeon outlines the best candidates for surgery and how the procedure is carried out.

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