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Winter Weather Closings/Delays

Thursday, January 18: WakeMed Physician Practices, urgent cares, and most outpatient services - lab, imaging, rehab and Healthworks - are closed. 

Friday, January 19:  All urgent care locations will open at 8 am. WakeMed Physician Practices and most outpatient services - lab, imaging, rehab and Healthworks - will delay opening until 10 am. 

Learn more about our closings and delays and remember, our hospitals and emergency departments are always open.

Angioplasty & Stenting

Tech Remove Clots

Angioplasty, a procedure commonly used to open blocked coronary arteries, is also an option to return blood flow to the brain for certain patients.

The interventionist threads a catheter containing a balloon to the site of the blocked carotid artery then inflates the balloon to open the artery, much like it is done to open a cardiac artery.

The interventionist may also place a stent, a tiny device made of metal mesh, at the site of the blockage to help prevent future blockages that could cause strokes.