If you have been diagnosed with carotid artery disease, treatment may include a percutaneous carotid stent placement. The carotid arteries can develop a buildup of plaque, narrowing the artery and limiting blood flow to the face, neck, and brain.
Preparing for a Percutaneous Carotid Stent Placement
We will work with you to ensure you know what to expect and how to prepare for your procedure. You may be instructed to stop taking certain medications before your procedure and to avoid eating and drinking the night before and the morning of the surgery. If you need to continue to take a specific medication, swallow it with just a small sip of water. Arrange for another adult to drive you home after your procedure.