This clinic provides much needed comprehensive care to patients who have had an transient attack of weakness or are recovering from a paralytic attack. 50% of patients in this group have disease of their neck arteries (carotid arteries) and are at risk of developing repeated attacks that may result in a permanent major deficit.
Patients are assessed in detail and evaluated based on the degree of narrowing of the neck arteries, the nature (stability) of the diseased segment (plaque), the risk of intervention and estimated life expectancy of the patient.
Depending on these factors a decision is taken to treat these patients with only medication or with medication and surgery (carotid endarterectomy) or angioplasty and stenting.
After intervention, they are entered in a program where they are monitored at predefined intervals for recurrence of disease or involvement of the opposite carotid artery.