Local accessibility for new stroke procedure

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CENTRAL ILLINOIS (WCIA) — A new procedure could help you prevent a stroke and it doesn’t come with an extended hospital stay.

TransCarotid Artery Revascularization (TCAR) is a minimally invasive procedure which has only been available in this area for a few months.

The traditional stroke prevention surgery has been around for more than 60-years, but may not be the best option for all patients.

TCAR is available for people who might be at risk of complications during traditional surgery.

Carle, in Urbana, is now only the third hospital in the state offering TCAR and the first in Central Illinois. The others are in the Chicago-area and near Carbondale.  

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