Carotid artery stenting is a procedure in which vascular surgeon inserts a slender, metal-mesh tube, called a stent, which expands inside carotid artery to increase blood flow in areas blocked by plaque. Hardening of the arteries, also known as atherosclerosis, can cause a build-up of plaque.
In hardening of the arteries, plaque builds up in the walls of arteries as our age. Cholesterol, calcium, and fibrous tissue make up the plaque. As more plaque accumulates, arteries can narrow and stiffen. Eventually, enough plaque may build up to reduce blood flow through arteries, or cause blood clots or pieces of plaque to break free and to block the arteries in the brain beyond the plaque.
Related Journals of Carotid Stenting
Angiology: Open Access, Journal of Cardiovascular Diseases & Diagnosis, Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing, Expert Review of Cardiovascular Therapy, Journal of Cardiovascular Pharmacology and Therapeutics, Journal of Cardiovascular Medicine, Vascular and EndoVascular Surgery, Reviews in Cardiovascular Medicine.