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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Major systemic studies on stroke and CABG pointed out the relationship between increase in stroke and higher degrees of carotid stenosis (Branthwaite, M.
On the basis of these earlier and other more recent studies (CAVATAS Investigators, 2001; Executive Committee for the Asymptomatic Carotid Atherosclerosis Study, 1995), agreement has been reached to support the benefit of carotid revascularization (regaining the carotid artery patency by removing the plaque surgically or by applying angioplasty-stenting endovascularly) over medical management for symptomatic patients with documented ipsilateral carotid stenosis greater than 60% as a cause of cerebral ischemia.
Endarterectomy versus stenting in patients with symptomatic severe carotid stenosis.
Although considered a poor diagnostic marker for carotid stenosis, the detection of a carotid bruit was found to nearly double the expected stroke risk in asymptomatic patients (2).
2] 26 (24-29) 26 (24-29) Current smoking, (d) n (%) 193 (45) 51 (12) Arterial hypertension, n (%) 251 (58) 178 (41) Diabetes mellitus, n (%) 115 (27) 115 (27) Renal dysfunction, (e) n (%) 90 (21) 40 (9) Coronary artery disease, n (%) 131 (30) 0 Cerebrovascular disease, n (%) 80 (18) 0 Carotid stenosis [greater than 119 (27) 0 or equal to] 50%, n (%) ABI, (g) mmHg/mmHg 0.
These include, high blood pressure, smoking, diabetes, asymptomatic carotid stenosis, which is the narrowing of one of the arteries in the neck, and high cholesterol.
clinical trial will evaluate the safety and efficacy of both the carotid stent and the GuardWire Plus system in treating patients with carotid stenosis who are also high-risk candidates for the surgical procedure called carotid endarterectomy.
Moret continued, "There is no doubt that aneurysms are the ideal vascular malformations to check the potential of 3D-RA, however this technique is also significant in other fields, such as brain AVMs and carotid stenosis.
The model revealed that 1,000 asymptomatic, high-risk men who were screened for carotid stenosis once at age 60 would enjoy a total of 30 more QALYs -- quality-of-life (stroke-free) years -- than 1,000 similar men who were not screened.
A substantial problem in case selection is unlikely since 58 percent of the procedures were performed primarily in symptomatic patients with high degrees of carotid stenosis.
A 1995 study published in the February 2 New England Journal of Medicine showed that among the 1,000 persons studied, those with the highest blood levels of homocysteine were twice as likely to have carotid stenosis (narrowing of the carotid arteries in the neck that carry blood to the brain)--a major contributor to stroke.