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93 year old makes recovery from Carotid Arteries block following treatment at Apollo

93 year old makes recovery from Carotid Arteries block following treatment at Apollo

A 93-year-old with multiple severe blocks in the arteries supplying blood to his brain and right carotid artery as it was 99% blocked was saved from death by the Awake Cartotid Endarterectomy procedure at Apollo Hospitals, Chennai.


The patient had 99 percent block in the right carotid arteries and blocks in all the four blood vessels supplying blood to the brain. The blood flow to his brain was very minimal, causing dizziness and other problems. He was suffering from hypertension, dizziness and bronchial asthma for over years.


After the Awake Cartotid Endarterectomy procedure at Apollo Hospitals the Patient made a quick and excellent recovery and its now five months post op doing well, according to a press release from the hospital.


Dr.V.Balaji, Senior Vascular and endo vascular surgeon, Apollo Hospitals, said, “Blockage in the blood vessel going to the brain can be cleared to prevent stroke and the procedure is called carotid endarterectomy. 

Our department has performed more than 700 such procedures in the last twenty years very specifically under regional anaesthesia which reduces postoperative complications to minimum.”