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Transcarotid Artery Revascularization (TCAR)

Transcarotid Artery Revascularization

Wednesday, February 17, 2021

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Watch Dr. Kunstmann Talk About the Transcarotid Artery Revascularization Procedure

Transcarotid Artery Revascularization (TCAR)

TCAR is a less-invasive method for reducing the risk of stroke and complications while treating carotid artery disease in one or both neck arteries. During the procedure, a small incision is made in the neck. A tube is inserted into the carotid artery and connected to equipment to direct blood flow away from the brain temporarily. The blood is filtered before returning to a vein in the groin. In addition to fewer risks during the TCAR procedure, a smaller incision is used to reduce scarring and procedure time is less than half compared to carotid endarterectomy. Most patients return home the day after the procedure

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