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    November 10, 2022
    McLeod Celebrates 400th TCAR Procedure
    McLeod Vascular Surgeon Dr. Carmen Piccolo, along with the operating room team, recently completed their 400th TCAR procedure. This procedure, offered at McLeod Regional Medical
    Center and McLeod Health Seacoast since 2017, is a minimally invasive carotid artery treatment which reverses the blood flow to keep blood clots away from the brain to prevent a stroke.
    A stroke occurs when a part of the brain loses its blood supply and stops working. The part of the body that the injured brain controls stops working as well. Approximately 795,000 people in the United States will have a stroke each year, according to the American Stroke Association.
    The most common type of stroke is an Ischemic stroke, which accounts for 80 to 90 percent of strokes. An Ischemic stroke is when the arteries to the brain become so narrowed or blocked that the blood flow is severely reduced. An estimated 20 to 30 percent of Ischemic strokes are caused by disease in the carotid arteries.
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    Dr. Carmen Piccolo is a Vascular Surgeon with McLeod Vascular Associates and is accepting new patients with physician referrals.
    For information on appointments with Dr. Piccolo call 843-777-7043.
    McLeod Health | 555 Cheves Street, Florence, SC 29506
    Tracie Foster
    tfoster@mcleodhealth.org, (843) 777-5493