Carotid artery occlusive disease

Surg Clin North Am. 2013 Aug;93(4):813-32, viii. doi: 10.1016/j.suc.2013.05.004.

Abstract

Carotid disease is a major contributor to stroke, one of the leading causes of death and disability in the United States. Clinically significant stenosis can be detected by duplex ultrasound using well-established criteria. In addition to optimal medical management, surgical and endovascular revascularizations of carotid disease have been demonstrated to be effective interventions that reduce the risk of stroke in properly selected patients.

Keywords: Carotid; Carotid artery stent; Carotid endarterectomy; Stroke.

Publication types

  • Review

MeSH terms

  • Aged
  • Aged, 80 and over
  • Anesthesia
  • Carotid Stenosis / diagnosis
  • Carotid Stenosis / surgery*
  • Constriction
  • Coronary Artery Bypass / methods*
  • Cranial Nerve Injuries / etiology
  • Cranial Nerve Injuries / prevention & control
  • Endarterectomy, Carotid / methods*
  • Female
  • Humans
  • Intraoperative Complications / etiology
  • Intraoperative Complications / prevention & control
  • Magnetic Resonance Angiography
  • Male
  • Middle Aged
  • Postoperative Complications / etiology
  • Postoperative Complications / prevention & control
  • Randomized Controlled Trials as Topic
  • Stents
  • Stroke / etiology
  • Stroke / prevention & control
  • Surgical Wound Infection / etiology
  • Surgical Wound Infection / prevention & control
  • Time-to-Treatment
  • Tomography, X-Ray Computed
  • Treatment Outcome