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Unfortunately there are no scientific studies which substantiates that it can open up the carotid artery stenosis. So board certified physicians are apprehensive of using it alone as a solitary therapy. In a hospitalized patient, who has pneumonia and dysphagia, oral chelation is not recommended.
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A carotid artery stenting would be the best for her in her age group. You may discuss this possibility with her doctors.
For dysphagia, she may need a stomach tube feeding, which will prevent the aspiration.
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