McLaren Health Care
Carotid Artery Stenting (CAS)

Carotid Artery Stenting (CAS) helps open clogged arteries

Every year, more than 300,000 people in the United States are diagnosed with blockages, or plaques, in their carotid artery. If left untreated, these blockages can slow or even stop blood flow to the brain, causing a potentially disabling stroke, also known as a "brain attack."

Carotid Artery Stenting (CAS) - Carotid angioplasty begins with a needle puncture into the femoral artery in the groin. A thin tube called a catheter is gently pushed into the artery and maneuvered up through the aorta into the narrowing in the carotid artery. An umbrella-shaped filter is placed beyond the narrowing to catch any dislodged plaque or debris. Once everything is in place, a balloon on the catheter is inflated, mashing the plaque into the artery wall and expanding a stent. The balloon is deflated; the catheter and filter are removed, leaving the stent in place to hold the artery open.

Cardiac Clinical Trials - Some hospitals are participating in cardiac clinical trials of new procedures that also help unblock the carotid artery.

Patient Stories

Anonymous

Specialty Listing Subsidiary Name

“I found Dr. Briscoe through an email that was sent by the McLaren Port Huron hospital saying that she was starting her practice and was looking for new patients. Upon arrival for my first appoi...

Anonymous

Specialty Listing Subsidiary Name

“Dr. Michael Samalik has always treated me in a professional, caring manner and he takes time to answer all my questions. Last November when I had to go into the hospital to receive a pacemaker ...

Anonymous

Specialty Listing Subsidiary Name

“We have been patients of Dr. Tackabury for more than 10 years and we never have had a bad experience at the office with scheduling, or with the staff. Dr. Tackabury has always shown concern for...

See All Patient Stories

Events

cardiology

Heart Healthy Living Group- Most Common Cardiac Medications

820 Arlington Avenue
Petoskey

breast care, cancer care, cardiology, womens health

Healing Through Movement - Drumming and Gentle Strength

401 West Greenlawn
Education Center Room B
Lansing

cancer care, cardiology, diabetes services, nutrition services, pulmonary

Heart and Healing Arts Program- Acupuncture

820 Arlington Avenue
Petoskey

cancer care, cardiology, nutrition services

Heart and Healing Arts Program- Art and Yoga

820 Arlington Avenue
Petoskey
See All Events

The Latest From McLaren Health Care

News

McLaren Central Michigan Earns Blue Cross Blue Shield Distinction Center for Total Joint Replacement

McLaren Central Michigan (MCM) has earned the Blue Cross Blue Shield Distinction Center designation for hip and knee total joint replacement from ...

Read More

McLaren Health Care Names Roseann Carlsen Vice President of Corporate Laboratory Services

RoseAnn Carlsen, MBA, CLS (HEW), has been appointed vice president of corporate laboratory services for McLaren Health Care. “We are very pleased ...

Read More

McLaren Homecare Awarded CHAP Accreditation

Community Health Accreditation Partner, Inc., (CHAP) announced that McLaren Homecare - Davison has been awarded CHAP Accreditation under the CHAP ...

Read More