Surgical Procedures for Stroke
Surgery Options to Prevent Further Damage During a Stroke
Surgery to Prevent Another Stroke
- Narrowing of an artery that will eventually shut off the blood supply to the brain
- Ulceration of a hardened fatty deposit (plaque) that makes it likely to break off and obstruct the artery further down stream
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Treating Heart Conditions
- Heart valve replacement—Replacing leaky or faulty heart valves improves the heart's ability to pump blood.
- Cardiac thrombosis surgery—A blood clot can form on the valves or in the chambers of the heart. If the blood clot is not reduced with medication, surgery may be to remove the clot.
- Repair of defects present from birth—An abnormality in the heart's structure may cause blockage or abnormal patterns of blood flow inside the heart. Repairing defects helps the heart function better and improves blood flow throughout the body.
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- Review Date: 11/2013 -
- Update Date: 00/61/2014 -
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