Maraj emphasized that the study did not look at outcomes for the patients and did not draw any conclusions on whether people with IPH will develop carotid artery
blockages more quickly than those with no IPH present.
Risk factors for carotid artery
dissection include both genetic and environmental factors.
Severe carotid artery
stenosis is one of the last frontiers in vascular disease that is still treated primarily by an open surgical approach.
Stroke is a severely debilitating disease, which extra cranial atherosclerotic disease, specifically carotid artery
stenosis, is its major causes.
As part of its submission for an expanded indication, Abbott submitted the results of the CREST study, which is the largest prospective study conducted to date comparing carotid artery
stenting to surgery.
These studies provide additional evidence of our commitment to demonstrate the safety and efficacy of our products in treating carotid artery
The proposed decision to expand coverage of carotid artery
stenting in asymptomatic patients outside of the protection of clinical trials and postapproval studies was "premature," CMS said in its decision memo.
The researchers enrolled 143 patients (64% men, age range 63-76 years) who were scheduled to undergo elective internal carotid artery
stent placement because they had luminal narrowing of 80% or greater.
Medical management with antiplatelet therapy versus surgical management with carotid endarterectomy (CEA) has been studied extensively in randomized prospective trials of carotid artery
Congenital absence of left internal carotid artery
associated with aberrant intracranial arterial circulation
The potential effects of fine particles were assessed using data gathered previously on the thickness of the two inner layers of the carotid artery
, which feeds the head and neck.
The radiologist goes to the ICU and performs an ultrasound, dramatically showing the catheter entering the aorta via the carotid artery