endarterectomy : Definition, Usages, News and More

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

  • The surgery, called endarterectomy, cleans out a narrowed carotid artery to prevent a stroke.
  • DeBakey did his first carotid endarterectomy in 1953.
  • Senator Kennedy gets a carotid endarterectomy.
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  • 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.
    Aug. 1, 2013 - ThirdAge

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