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carotid

either one of the two principal arteries that supply blood to the head and neck
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The basic essential investigation in all patients presenting with temporary neurological deficits or stroke is a Duplex-Doppler scan of the carotids.
Both carotids should be studied to exclude multicentricity.
For 40 years, doctors have cleared blockages of the carotid arteries in the neck, which supply blood to the head, by surgically removing plaque from the vessels.
While Witt et al contended that examination alone is satisfactory in determining the safety of flap creation, others have strongly advocated preoperative imaging to identify the full course of the carotids and their relation to the posterior pharyngeal wall.
Physicians check for blocked carotids by placing a stethoscope on the side of the neck.
WASHINGTON -- Preliminary Data on Medtronic Exponent Carotid Stent and GuardWire(R) Occlusion System Demonstrates Early Success in Treating Carotid Artery Blockages That Can Lead to Stroke
We describe a novel multimodality endovascular approach to safely control hemorrhage from a carotid artery pseudoaneurysm and tumor vasculature associated with a squamous cell carcinoma.
Symptoms of a blockage in the Y-shape carotid artery, which supplies the head with blood, include transient episodes of tingling or numbness in arms or legs, slurred speech, and a blackout of vision in one eye.
Specifically engineered for use in the carotids and available in various lengths and diameters, the cylindrical, self-expanding Exponent Carotid Stent is laser cut from a nitinol metal tube.
Guidant Corporation (NYSE: GDT), a world leader in the treatment of cardiac and vascular disease, today announced positive results in the ARCHeR (ACCULINK for Revascularization of Carotids in High Risk Patients) series of clinical trials.
The ARCHeR (ACCULINK for Revascularization of Carotids in High-Risk Patients) trials were designed to evaluate carotid artery stenting as a minimally invasive treatment for high-risk patients with carotid artery disease who, because of their co-morbidities or other factors, would have had poor outcomes with carotid endarterectomy, the traditional invasive surgical method of treatment.
The clinical trial, called ARCHeR RX (ACCULINK for Revascularization of Carotids in High-Risk Patients), is a prospective, nonrandomized, multi-center, single-arm study that enrolled a total of 145 patients in the United States, Germany, The Netherlands, Belgium, and Argentina.