Antithrombotic therapy for carotid artery stenosis

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All patients with symptomatic internal carotid artery (ICA) stenosis should be placed on antithrombotic therapy. The major options for the clinician are antiplatelet agents or oral anticoagulants. There is virtually no head-to-head data comparing individual antiplatelet agents or antiplatelet agents vs. warfarin for patients with ICA stenosis. Therefore, the clinician must rely on “global” stroke prevention studies, which typically include a combination of patients with large vessel atherosclerotic, lacunar, and cryptogenic stroke. In addition, many of the major trials conducted in the last three decades have enrolled both transient ischemic attack (TIA) and stroke patients.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationCarotid Artery Stenosis
Subtitle of host publicationCurrent and Emerging Treatments
PublisherCRC Press
Number of pages12
ISBN (Electronic)9780203025970
ISBN (Print)9780824754174
StatePublished - Jan 1 2005
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Medicine(all)


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