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Carotid artery disease is a disease in which plaque builds up inside the carotid arteries. You have two common carotid arteries, one on each side of your neck. They each divide into internal and external carotid arteries. The internal carotid arteries supply oxygen-rich blood to your brain.

Symptoms of carotid artery disease:

  • sudden weakness or numbness in the face, arms, or legs (usually on one side of the body)

  • trouble speaking (garbled speech) or understanding.

  • sudden vision problems in one or both eyes.

  • dizziness.

  • sudden, severe headache.

  • drooping on one side of your face.

  • Stroke or mini stroke (TIA)



Most medical procedures have risks. The most serious transcatheter aortic valve replacement risks include:

  • Death

  • Stroke

  • Allergic to contrast/iodine

  • Kidney Failure

  • Bleeding

  • Heart attack

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