carotid artery


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Related to carotid artery: Carotid endarterectomy, Carotid artery stenosis

carotid artery

[kə′räd·əd ′ärd·ə·rē]
(anatomy)
Either of the two principal arteries on both sides of the neck that supply blood to the head and neck. Also known as common carotid artery.
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IPH was found in the absence of carotid artery stenosis, or narrowing, and was associated with an increased carotid artery wall volume as measured by 3-D MRI.
The vast majority of carotid artery dissections arise distal to the carotid division.
A severe narrowing or blockage of the carotid artery may require a physician to perform a minimally invasive balloon angioplasty procedure in which a balloon on a long flexible tube called a catheter is threaded through a patient's vasculature from the groin to the site of the blockage, inflated to open the artery and then a small mesh tube called a stent is placed at the site to keep the artery open.
Half of these strokes are the consequence of carotid artery atherosclerosis (Alamowitch, S.
Study leader Dr Brajesh Lal, from the University of Maryland School of Medicine in Baltimore, US, said: "To date, the focus of diagnosis and management of carotid artery blockages has been prevention of stroke since that was the only harm that these blockages were thought to cause to patients.
The study reveals changes in the carotid artery with snorers - even for those without sleep apnea - likely due to the trauma and subsequent inflammation caused by the vibrations of snoring.
This feature distinguishes them from the persistent hypoglossal artery that originates from the internal carotid artery at the C1 to C3 level and enters the hypoglossal canal prior to joining the basilar system.
RX ACCULINK, Used with the RX ACCUNET(R) Embolic Protection System, is the Only Carotid Stent System Approved for Use in High-Risk and Standard-Risk Patients with Carotid Artery Disease
Carotid artery occlusive disease is responsible for approximately 20% to 30% of strokes (1), and carotid endarterectomy (CEA) has been proven effective in reducing this risk of stroke in symptomatic and asymptomatic patients with >60% carotid stenosis (2, 3).
The FilterWire EZ Embolic Protection System received FDA clearance for use in carotid artery stenting procedures on December 14, 2006.
The study found no evidence that longer treatment with antiretroviral therapy boosts the risk of carotid artery lesions or carotid artery wall thickness.
Officials at the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services have reversed a proposal to expand coverage for carotid artery stenting in asymptomatic patients.