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what amount of time should be allowed for scheduling surgery after being diagonised with 90% blocked carotid artery
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976897 tn?1379171202
I wouldn't think there is a time frame. There are lots of large arteries which feed up to the face/brain. As you can see from this pic there are 2 carotid arteries on each side of the neck, which meet up with other artery feeds in the circle of willis.
May I ask if you are having stenting or endarterectomy?

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By coincidence I just read relevant information regarding the medical information from the Mayo Clinic. I hope this helps and if you have any further questions or comments you are welcome to respond.  Take care,

Ken

http://newsblog.mayoclinic.org/2009/06/10/treatment-options-should-be-carefully-considered-for-blocked-carotid-arteries/
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