Living a heart-healthy life goes a long way toward carotid artery disease prevention. Regular exercise, eating healthy food, and regularly monitoring your heart disease conditions, such as high blood pressure, all help you from developing carotid artery disease.
At Dignity Health Central Coast, our cardiac care team can help you avoid this cardiovascular condition.
If you already have this heart condition, it’s good to know that award-winning heart care with humankindness is close by. Find a Doctor to learn more about carotid artery disease treatment on the Central Coast of California.
Carotid Artery Treatment Options at Dignity Health Central Coast
You develop carotid artery disease when the two main blood vessels that deliver blood to your brain become blocked by plaque deposits. A stroke or other serious health condition can result if you do not receive carotid artery disease treatment.
Our Dignity Health Central Coast cardiovascular team will provide a personalized treatment option for you based on your overall health, age, severity of heart disease, and lifestyle. Your doctor will suggest more conservative treatment if you have not had a transient ischemic attack or stroke. If you have had these more serious heart conditions, surgery may be a suggested treatment option.
Carotid artery disease treatment and prevention options your Dignity Health Central Coast doctor may recommend for you are:
- Medications to treat other conditions, such as high blood pressure and elevated blood sugar or cholesterol levels.
- Surgery to improve blood flow by placing one or more stents in your carotid arteries following angioplasty. To remove the plague from the lining of your carotid arteries, your doctor may recommend a more invasive surgery known as endarterectomy.
- Lifestyle changes to improve your health and prevent your condition from progressing. Lose weight, quit smoking, and keep your blood sugar levels controlled if you have type 2 diabetes.
Dignity Health Central Coast can help guide you with personalized carotid artery disease treatment and prevention on the Central Coast. Contact us to start living a heart-healthy lifestyle today.
Dignity Health’s award-winning cardiovascular doctors offer personalized carotid artery disease treatment and prevention on the Central Coast of California.