What You Should Know About Carotid Artery Disease

According to the National Institutes of Health, strokes affect over half a million people each year, and are the third leading cause of death in the United States. Approximately 30% of strokes are caused by carotid artery disease. β€œThe hallmark of carotid disease and the reason we fix it, is stroke prevention,” says Dr. Deanna […]

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New Premier Vascular Surgeon Enjoys Getting to Know Her Patients

Growing up, she was one of the few girls in her Biology class who actually enjoyed dissecting pigs. β€œI thought Biology was great and always knew I would do something in science,” explains Deanna Nelson, MD, a vascular surgeon who recently joined Premier Surgical Associates in Knoxville. In college she developed an interest in surgery […]

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