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How is surgery used to treat an ischemic stroke?

In some cases, surgery may be an option to help treat or prevent a stroke. In the case of ischemic strokes, surgery may be used to remove a blockage from an artery. Possible procedures include a carotid endarterectomy, which aims to remove fat buildup in an artery, and angioplasty, which aims to widen an artery using a balloon and small tube (stent). Doctors usually leave a stent in the artery to keep it open.

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