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Carotid Endarterectomy or Angioplasty

Group of procedures performed by surgeons with similar skills–carotid endarterectomy–open operation to open or remove a blockage in the neck of major blood vessels (carotid arteries) going to the brain; or group of procedures performed by surgeons or other appropriately trained physicians with similar skills–carotid angioplasty--a procedure where a long tube is placed through a leg artery and is passed up to the neck and the blockage of the major neck vessel (carotid artery) is corrected with a balloon and a mesh tube is placed in the blood vessel to keep it open.
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