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carotid

either one of the two principal arteries that supply blood to the head and neck
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Carotid stenosis is defined if one or both of the following criteria are met: (1) peak systolic velocity in the tightest stenotic part was 0.
3) evaluated 145 patients exhibiting these symptoms for carotid stenosis and found that amaurosis fugax had a 30% predictive value of clinical suspicion of carotid stenosis.
Comparison of the ECST, CC, and NASCET grading methods and ultrasound for assessing carotid stenosis.
7%) patients with symptomatic carotid stenosis or ischemic cerebral parenchymal lesion greater than 1 cm ("silent brain infarction") underwent surgery.
The first trial was the Asymptomatic Carotid Atherosclerosis Study (ACAS) trial which randomized exclusively asymptomatic patients with > 60% carotid stenosis to aspirin versus aspirin and CEA.
The transition from CEA for the treatment of carotid stenosis was a gradual one, and is accredited to the efforts of a multitude of surgeons - the foremost among them is Kerber, who performed the first acknowledged percutaneous transluminal carotid angioplasty in 198012.
All patients enrolled in the study had carotid stenosis [greater than or equal to] 70%.
Significant asymptomatic contralateral carotid stenosis (>70%) requiring CEA was present in 32 (12%) patients, of whom 15 were diabetic and 17 non-diabetic, with no significant difference between the two groups (p=0.
Any factor that decreases the velocity of the blood from the heart to the carotid arteries can interfere with accurate estimation of carotid stenosis.
There are also a lot of risk factors such as hypertension, diabetes mellitus, valvulopathies, carotid stenosis, diffuse carotid atheromatosis, dyslipidemia, obesity, chronic renal insufficiency, polyglobulie, cancerwhich, associated with atrial fibrillation, raise the changes to develop an acute stroke.
In addition, the long term safety profile of the therapy proved to be excellent with very low rates of stroke, myocardial infarction and worsening of carotid stenosis in this population of patients with advanced hypertension, it said.
The researchers compared a group of older individuals whose carotid arteries were narrowed by about 50 percent with a similar group of individuals without carotid stenosis, but with other risk factors, such as diabetes, hypertension, high cholesterol, and coronary artery disease.