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Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. Surgical excision of the inner lining of an artery that is clogged with atherosclerotic buildup.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. The surgical procedure to remove plaque from an artery.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. surgical removal of the inner lining of an artery that is clogged with atherosclerosis

Etymologies

New Latin endartērium, inner lining of an artery (endo- + Latin artēria, artery; see artery) + -ectomy.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
endarterium +‎ -ectomy (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • The surgery, known as carotid endarterectomy, is sometimes suggested for patients whose carotid arteries have narrowed by 60% to 90%, even in the absence of pre-stroke symptoms.

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  • The surgery, called endarterectomy involves cutting open the neck artery and scraping out plaque formations that can block blood flow.

    FDA expands use of stroke treatment device

  • The procedure, known as an endarterectomy, involves cutting open the neck artery and scraping out plaque formations that can block blood flow.

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  • Close analysis of the ECST trial found that the efficacy of a procedure called endarterectomy depended on which day of the week you were born on.

    Bad Science

  • However, the prevention-cure equation gets a bit more complicated when considering a stroke-preventing surgery called carotid endarterectomy.

    Stroke-preventing surgery works, but it's not without risk

  • Researchers randomly assigned 3,120 pre-symptomatic patients from 30 countries to receive carotid endarterectomy either as soon as possible or not until symptoms appeared.

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  • Caveat: For patients older than 75, carotid endarterectomy didn't significantly reduce stroke risk.

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  • Both carotid stenting, in which a balloon catheter is inserted to open the blood vessel, and carotid endarterectomy, in which plaque build-up is surgically removed, are reasonable, safe, and effective ways to treat blocked neck arteries, according to the guidelines.

    New guidelines caution against overuse of stroke screening

  • In fact, almost all other researchers who have compared stenting carotid arteries to a surgical endarterectomy have found surgery to be more effective.

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  • This study compared inserting a stent to widen a narrowed carotid with the traditional, but more invasive, surgical way of cleaning out the artery, a carotid endarterectomy.

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