Endarterectomy Risk Factors
If you are planning to have endarterectomy, your doctor will review a list of possible complications, which may include:
- Stroke (particularly if the carotid arteries are involved)
- Blood clots
- Adverse reaction to the anesthesia
Some factors that may increase the risk of complications include:
- Poor overall health
- Advanced age
- Plaque build-up in other vessels
- Other serious diseases (eg, heart failure , uncontrolled high blood pressure , diabetes , cancer )
Be sure to discuss these risks with your doctor before the procedure.
Learn what the procedure is. Find out how it is performed.
Find out why and when this procedure should be done.
Learn about possible complications and what might increase the risk of them.
What to Expect
Find out how long it will take, what they will be doing and what to expect afterwards.
What are the next steps and other possible tests needed after you have received the results.
Call Your Doctor
What to look out for and when to call your doctor after a procedure has been done.