Stroke Prevention-Surgical and Interventional Approaches to Carotid Stenosis

Kumar Rajamani, Seemant Chaturvedi

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Abstract

Extracranial carotidartery stenosis is an important cause of stroke that often needs treatment with carotid revascularization. To prevent stroke recurrence, carotid endarterectomy has been well-established for many years in treating symptomatic high- and moderate-grade stenosis. Carotid stenting is an appealing, less invasive alternative to carotid endarterectomy, and several recent trials have compared the efficacy of the 2 procedures in patients with carotid stenosis. Carotid artery stenting has emerged as an important mode of therapy for high-risk patients with symtomatic high-grade stenosis. This review focuses on the current data available that will enable the clinician to decide optimal treatment strategies for patients with carotid stenosis.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)503-514
Number of pages12
JournalNeurotherapeutics
Volume8
Issue number3
DOIs
StatePublished - Jul 1 2011

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Keywords

  • Asymptomatic and symptomatic stenosis
  • Carotid endarterectomy
  • Carotid stenosis
  • Carotid stenting
  • High-risk patients

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Pharmacology
  • Clinical Neurology
  • Pharmacology (medical)

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