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Risk of Heart Attack / Heart Failure / Stroke with Vascular Surgery

Risk of Heart Attack / Heart Failure / Stroke with Vascular Surgery

Yes doctor…I understand the procedure, but what is the risk…. While most vascular procedures are so minimally invasive that the risks are quite low, especially procedures on veins. However, the risk increases significantly, when we get into vascular problems involving carotid artery stenosis (narrowing of the arteries in the neck which can cause strokes), aortic aneurysms (ballooning of the blood vessels which can burst and cause instantaneous death) or severe shortage......

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Stroke – Silent Killer

Stroke – Silent Killer

Stroke is a leading cause of adult disability worldwide. More than half of all stroke patients are left dependant on others for their daily activities. Stroke happens 25% more in women compared to men. Majority of strokes are "ischemic" - due to blockages ( plaque - see image ) in the blood vessels. Majority of these strokes are preventable either through medical management or through surgery - which in the appropriate hands - allows you to reduce the risk by 6% to 17%......

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Over time, changes often occur within the human body

Over time, changes often occur within the human body

1) The aging process tends to thicken, stiffen and narrow arteries. This is known as arteriosclerosis 2) Plaque and cholesterol builds up within large and medium sized arteries (atherosclerosis) 3) Narrowed blood vessels that lead to the brain can result in carotid artery disease. This condition can lead to a stroke. 4) An aneurysm is the progressive weakening of a blood vessel wall. If not diagnosed and treated, an abdominal aortic aneurysm (AAA) can rupture. AAAs account......

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