According to the American Heart Association, stroke is the third leading cause of death in the
- Plaque build up narrowing the blood vessel so that the flow of blood to the brain is blocked
- Pieces of plaque or a blood clot can break off and travel to a smaller artery in the brain, blocking the blood flow in that artery
Treatment options for Carotid Artery Disease include lifestyle modification, medication, surgery and less-invasive procedures such as Carotid Artery Stenting. ev3 offers two product innovations indicated for a carotid artery stenting procedure: The PROTÉGÉ RX Carotid Stent System and the SpiderFX™ Embolic Protection Device.