Cervical Carotid Artery Stenosis: Latest Update on Diagnosis and Management

Peter Kan, Maxim Mokin, Travis M. Dumont, Kenneth V. Snyder, Adnan H. Siddiqui, Elad I. Levy, L. Nelson Hopkins

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Carotid atherosclerotic disease is implicated in 15% to 30% of all ischemic strokes. Carotid endarterectomy has been the standard treatment for carotid artery atherosclerosis, but carotid angioplasty and stenting have emerged as a less-invasive treatment alternative. In this article, we review the recent literature on the epidemiology, pathophysiology, investigations, and treatment for atherosclerotic carotid artery disease, focusing on the role of carotid endarterectomy and carotid angioplasty and stenting in the treatment of symptomatic and asymptomatic carotid lesions.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)127-169
Number of pages43
JournalCurrent Problems in Cardiology
Issue number4
StatePublished - Apr 2012
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine


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