Carotid artery disease

Resource type: Information leaflet

Publication type: Publication

Resource type

In carotid artery disease, the carotid arteries in your neck become narrowed, meaning a clot is more likely to form there. A clot in one of these arteries can cut off the blood supply to your brain and cause a stroke.

This guide outlines how carotid artery disease develops, who is at risk of it, and what treatment options are available. It also explains why a healthy lifestyle is particularly important if you have carotid artery disease.

Accessible formats

  • Clear print: you can download a pdf at the end of this page.
  • Large print: you can download a large print version at the end of this page.
  • Braille: email info@stroke.org.uk to request a braille copy 

Document date

Publication date
November 2017
Next review due
April 2019

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