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Carotid Angioplasty

Carotid angioplasty is a procedure performed on the carotid arteries that run from either side of the neck. They are the main arteries that supply oxygenated blood to the brain. Sometimes plaque may deposit on the inner walls of the carotid arteries.

These blockages may not be severe enough to warrant a major surgery. In the case of extensive blockages, surgery may not be an option. In such cases a catheter with a deflated balloon on one end is introduced into a blood vessel. When this catheter reaches the blocked artery, it is inflated. This widens the artery sufficiently enough for normal blood flow to resume. In some cases carotid angioplasty is also accompanied with stenting, where a tube is placed to keep the artery open.


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                      Featured Carotid Angioplasty Providers Abroad


                      Shanghai United Family Hospital

                      Shanghai, China


                      Accreditation: JCI

                      Languages: English, Chinese

                      Shanghai United Family Hospital (SHU), a joint venture between Chindex International, Inc. (NASDAQ: CHDX) and the Shanghai Changning Central Hospital, is a member of the United Family Healthcare (UFH)...

                      Hayama Heart Center

                      Kanagawa, Japan


                      Accreditation: JCI

                      Languages: English, Japanese

                      Hayama Heart Center opened as an advanced heart disease treatment center at Hayama town, Kanagawa prefecture on May 2000. Patients' rooms face Sagami Bay overlooking Mt. Fuji. We have equipped high e...

                      San Paulo Hua-Hin Hospital

                      Hua Hin, Thailand


                      Accreditation: HA

                      Languages: English, Thai

                      San Paulo Hua Hin Hospital is a private hospital in Hua Hin offering the high level of medical services, from general medical treatments to specialized medical care. The hospital is well equipped with...

                      Mediterranean Health Care

                      Alicante, Spain


                      Accreditation: ISO 9001, ISO 9002, ISO 14001

                      Languages: English, Spanish, German, Russian, Italian, French

                      Mediterranean Health Care is a non-profit association that groups together eight of the most prestigious private hospitals and health clinics in the province of Alicante, Spain.

                      We dire...

                      Beijing Yanhua Hospital

                      Beijing, China


                      Accreditation: JCI

                      Languages: English, Chinese

                      The hospital has more than 800 sickbeds, 2 in-patient departments, 2 community service centers, 9 out-patient departments, 35 clinic and medicine technical offices, 15 inpatient area, 35 medical speci...
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