carotid stenosis


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carotid stenosis

Cardiovascular disease The partial occlusion of one or both carotid arteries, which is linked to an ↑ risk of strokes & CVAs. See Stroke.
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There was a positive correlation between the degree of carotid stenosis and degree of white matter hyperintensities (WMHs) lesion burden, particularly in periventricular areas among patients without intracranial large-vessel stenosis.
The results of this study have shown that based on 3D TOF MRA findings, the frequency of CoW variety with complete anterior and posterior collateral segment in the patients with carotid disease is 63%, which is higher compared to the control group of patients free of extracranial carotid stenosis (41%).
While CT angiogram and MR angiogram are more sensitive studies for detecting significant carotid stenosis, these are less specific as an anatomical reduction in vessel diameter does not directly correlate with functional stenosis.
All the symptomatic patients with carotid stenosis [greater than or equal to] 50% or asymptomatic patients with stenosis [greater than or equal to] 60% determined by ultrasound or angiogram were included in study.
No differences in age, carotid stenosis, clinimetric scores, and medical history between female and male patients were found (Table 1).
Overview of the principal results and secondary analyses from the European and North American randomised trials of endarterectomy for symptomatic carotid stenosis.
In a study, the following risk factors (with odds ratios) are presented for CABG perioperative stroke; preoperative factors including carotid stenosis (%5.
The demographic data, clinical, imagistic (cerebral-CT, cerebral-MRI, extracranial ultrasound, minimum two ECGs, Echocardiography), paraclinicdata, as well as risk factors (hypertension, diabetes mellitus, valvulopathies, carotid stenosis, diffuse carotid atheromatosis, dyslipidemia, obesity, chronic renal insufficiency, polyglobulie, cancer), treatment, kinetotherapy were all considered.
The study, which was presented at the 2014 annual meeting of the American Academy of Neurology in April, was the first to demonstrate that carotid stenosis can have significant negative effects on brain health even when it causes no symptoms, and is expected to broaden the focus of treatment for the condition beyond the current emphasis on stroke prevention.
The recommendation is an update of the previous one issued in 2007, which also concluded that screening the general population for carotid stenosis was unwarranted.
Asymptomatic carotid stenosis may not be asymptomatic after all.
Scientists studied 67 people with a condition called asymptomatic carotid stenosis (ACS) which results in a 50% reduction in carotid artery diameter.