Internal carotid artery dissection occurs when one of the carotid arteries in the neck becomes torn, allowing blood to enter the walls of the artery. Eventually, this may cause internal bleeding or hematoma, aneurysmal dilatation, or microembolism. Thus, it is one of the most common causes of ischemic strokes. The condition can be caused by trauma to the neck, but some cases are genetic in nature or occur simultaneously.
Southeast Asia offers comprehensive care for patients suffering from internal carotid artery dissection. The region offers a range of world-class medical treatments, advanced facilities, and excellent nursing care. Many of Southeast Asia’s advanced medical facilities are equipped with sophisticated imaging technologies required to diagnose and continuously monitor an injured artery over a period of 3 to 6 months. These facilities allow early diagnosis of the condition, which greatly improves patients’ prognosis.
Internal carotid artery dissection also puts patients at an increased risk of a stroke. By travelling to Southeast Asia, they are within easy reach of world-class medical care and well-trained specialists who can help prevent such complications or otherwise promptly respond to such medical emergencies when they occur preventing lasting damage to patients’ health.
While Southeast Asia’s medical facilities are fully equipped and meet prevailing global standards, their healthcare costs and professional fees are some of the lowest compared to other top medical tourism destinations. With up to 70% cost savings compared to the US, UK, and Canada, patients who go to Southeast Asia have enough to spare for their travel and accommodation expenses. In fact, they may have plenty left over to squeeze in some sightseeing in between their treatment sessions. A new relaxing environment and the wonders of holidaymaking can greatly help prevent the serious complications associated with an internal carotid artery dissection. These are the benefits that await medical tourists who seek care in Southeast Asia.