How is a clogged artery treated?

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Audrey K. Chun, MD
Geriatric Medicine
If a clogged artery needs to be cleared, your doctor may recommend an endarterectomy, which involves opening the artery and removing the plaque causing the blockage. Alternately, a small wire mesh stent can be placed in the artery to widen the narrowed area.

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