Surgery for Stroke Prevention
The most common cause of a stroke is a sudden blockage of blood flow to an artery in the brain. The blockage is usually from plaque or a clot located in the carotid artery in the neck that has travelled to the brain. A narrowing, or blockage, of the carotid artery, if severe, is usually treated by surgery to prevent a stroke from occurring.. This blockage can be cleared by an operation called Carotid Endarterectomy.