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ULTIMO FASCICOLOITALIAN JOURNAL OF VASCULAR AND ENDOVASCULAR SURGERY

Rivista di Chirurgia Vascolare ed Endovascolare

Official Journal of the Italian Society of Vascular and Endovascular Surgery
Indexed/Abstracted in: EMBASE, Scopus

Periodicità: Trimestrale

ISSN 1824-4777

Online ISSN 1827-1847

 

Italian Journal of Vascular and Endovascular Surgery 2008 Settembre;15(3):167-70

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Asymptomatic carotid disease: a review of carotid stenting versus carotid endarterectomy

Usman A. A., Eskandari M. K.

Division of Vascular Surgery Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine Chicago, IL, USA

Carotid artery disease remains a prevalent problem in society today and while medical therapy is the foundation for treatment, certain circumstances require additional surgical or interventional approaches to reduce the future risk of developing a stroke. Carotid endarterectomy (CEA) or carotid angioplasty stenting (CAS) has been shown to be beneficial in patients with symptomatic carotid stenosis, manifested by either a stroke or transient ischemic attack. Additionally, CEA has been shown to be beneficial in asymptomatic patients with a high-grade stenosis, however the role of CAS in asymptomatic patients has yet to be defined. This review will examine the current literature as it pertains to our understanding of carotid treatment for asymptomatic disease.

lingua: Inglese


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