Carotid Endarterectomy

Carotid Endarterectomy Teaching 1413

The patient was instructed in carotid endarterectomy about daily care of the surgical incision and dressing changes. The patient was advised the atherosclerotic process and explain the importance of risk factor modification to reduce the chance of future plaque buildup in the carotid and other arteries. The patient was encouraged to avoid bending from the waist or lifting and straining.