endarterectomy endarterectomy

Definition(s):

  • (n) surgical removal of the inner lining of an artery that is clogged with atherosclerosis

Usage(s):

  1. The surgery, called endarterectomy, cleans out a narrowed carotid artery to prevent a stroke.
  2. DeBakey did his first carotid endarterectomy in 1953.
  3. Senator Kennedy gets a carotid endarterectomy.

News

  • Lowest Risk Tx for Coronary Disease

    A release from the clinic reports that the study compared carotid stenting followed by open heart surgery to both staged and combined carotid endarterectomy and open heart surgery.
    on August 1, 2013     Source: ThirdAge

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