Carotid Disease Management: Surgery, Stenting, or Medication

Priyank Khandelwal, Seemant Chaturvedi

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Abstract

Internal carotid artery stenosis accounts for about 7–10 % of ischemic strokes. Conventional risk factors such as aging, hypertension, diabetes mellitus, and smoking increase the risk for carotid atherosclerosis. All patients with carotid stenosis should receive aggressive medical therapy. Carotid revascularization with either endarterectomy or stenting can benefit select patients with severe stenosis. New clinical trials will examine the contemporary role of carotid revascularization relative to optimal medical therapy.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Article number70
JournalCurrent Cardiology Reports
Volume17
Issue number9
DOIs
StatePublished - Sep 6 2015

Keywords

  • Atherosclerosis
  • Carotid stenosis
  • Carotid stenting
  • Endarterectomy
  • Statins
  • Stroke

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine

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