In the field of neurology, treating repeated strokes can be challenging and requires creative solutions. The effectiveness of carotid artery angioplasty and stenting as a life-saving operation is demonstrated by a recent case at RR Hospital, Kurnool.

The 48-year-old male patient initially complained of speech loss and recurring episodes of right-sided weakness. He had received proper medical care for the previous five to six years, but the crippling strokes persisted. After a thorough examination and a diagnostic cerebral angiography, the root cause of his recurring strokes was found to be severe left internal carotid artery stenosis.

The patient was given advice regarding the possibility of carotid artery angioplasty and stenting according to the seriousness of the condition. He consented to the surgery, realizing its possible advantages. The patient stayed stable during his hospital stay, and the intervention was carried out without any problems.

The fact that this operation was effective highlights how important it is to the profession of neurology. Interventions such as carotid artery angioplasty and stenting provide a lifeline for people who experience repeated strokes, even if medical care is essential in preventing strokes. These operations can successfully stop more strokes by opening up important blood vessels like the middle cerebral arteries and carotid artery.

Dr.B.G.Rohit
Brain Stroke Specialist & Neurologist
DM.,Neurology(St.John’s Medical College,Bangalore)
Fellowship in Vascular Neurology(AIIMS,Cochin)