TransCarotid artery revascularization (TCAR) is a minimally invasive procedure used to address carotid artery disease – a buildup of plaque in the carotid artery, one of the two main arteries in the neck that supply blood to the brain.
Who are Candidates for TCAR?
TCAR can be used to treat many cases of carotid artery disease. It is particularly well-suited for patients who are at high risk of surgical complications because of their age, anatomy or other medical co-morbidities.
What are the Benefits of TCAR?
- Better outcomes compared with transfemoral stenting
- Smaller incision for minimal scarring
- Reduced risk of stroke or heart attack during or after the procedure
- Faster recovery
- Shorter hospital stay
- Fewer complications