A carotid ultrasound test may include a Doppler ultrasound study

A carotid ultrasound test may include a Doppler ultrasound study

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A carotid ultrasound test may include a Doppler ultrasound study. Doppler ultrasound shows the speed and direction of blood flow through your blood vessels. It uses sound waves to create pictures of the insides of your carotid arteries. Magnetic Resonance Angiography Patient recovery Two options; One is surgery called endarterectomy. The other is a procedure called angioplasty with stent placement. During carotid endarterectomy .0•You will probably receive general anesthesia •You will lie on your back on a padded operating table with your head turned to one side. The side that will face up is the side your blocked carotid artery is on. •Your surgeon will make a surgical cut on your neck over your carotid artery. Your surgeon will put a catheter (a flexible tube) in place. Blood will flow through the catheter around the blocked area during surgery. •Then your surgeon will open your carotid artery. The surgeon will remove the plaque inside your artery. •Your artery will be closed up with stitches after the plaque is removed. Blood will now flow through the artery to your brain. •Your heart and brain activity will be monitored closely during your surgery A measurement of the pressure inside the vessel is taken to assess the degree of blockage (B). The carotid is clamped above and below the incision, and a shunt is inserted to maintain blood flow (C). Plaque lining
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This note was uploaded on 10/03/2011 for the course HCR 220 220 taught by Professor Dont know during the Spring '11 term at University of Phoenix.

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