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Choosing the appropriate intervention for symptomatic and asymptomatic carotid disease in the era of multiple therapies: integration of risk profile and technical data.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  21718933     Owner:  NLM     Status:  In-Data-Review    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
With rapid evolution of endovascular techniques, carotid artery stenting has emerged as an alternative to carotid endarterectomy. Several investigations have been performed that examine the roles of carotid endarterectomy and carotid artery stenting and some trials have sought to compare the two treatment modalities. There have also been advances in the understanding of optimal medical management of carotid artery stenosis. The obvious question that arises is what is the most appropriate treatment option for patients with symptomatic and asymptomatic carotid artery stenosis? The answer is not straightforward and requires an understanding of differential outcomes in select subgroups. A review of the major studies, including some of the most recent trials, will help to elucidate the optimal therapy.
Authors:
Gautam V Shrikhande; James F McKinsey
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Seminars in vascular surgery     Volume:  24     ISSN:  1558-4518     ISO Abbreviation:  Semin Vasc Surg     Publication Date:  2011 Mar 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2011-07-01     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8809602     Medline TA:  Semin Vasc Surg     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  53-9     Citation Subset:  IM    
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Copyright © 2011 Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.
Affiliation:
Division of Vascular Surgery, Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons, Columbia University Medical Center, New York, NY.
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