When it comes to stroke, many automatically think of matters with the heart. But did you know that there is a link between stroke and vascular disease?
Carotid Artery Stenosis (CAS) is a vascular disease that develops when the carotid arteries (the major arteries on both sides of the neck that carry blood to the head and brain) narrow. Atherosclerosis, a build-up of plaque in these arteries, is the most likely cause of the narrowing. If stenosis gets worse and completely blocks either of the carotid arteries, a stroke may result.
Watch the video below from ProMedica Vascular Institute to better understand, prevent and recognize a stroke.