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The optimal treatment of carotid atherosclerosis: a 2008 update and literature review.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  18824829     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
Carotid and cerebrovascular disease have major public health implications given the associated morbidity and mortality. However, the best treatment for this disease is uncertain. Carotid endarterectomy has proven useful in primary and secondary prevention of strokes for patients with significant internal carotid artery stenoses. Many patients are considered at high risk for such surgical procedures and therefore have relatively few treatment options. Carotid stenting is currently being investigated as an alternative therapeutic intervention for these patients. This article reviews the literature pertaining to carotid intervention and its current status in 2008.
Authors:
Thomas J Helton; Anthony A Bavry; Vivek Rajagopal; R David Anderson; Jay S Yadav; Deepak L Bhatt
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Review    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Postgraduate medicine     Volume:  120     ISSN:  1941-9260     ISO Abbreviation:  Postgrad Med     Publication Date:  2008 Sep 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2008-09-30     Completed Date:  2008-11-18     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0401147     Medline TA:  Postgrad Med     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  103-12     Citation Subset:  AIM; IM    
Affiliation:
Cleveland Clinic, Cleveland, Ohio 44195, USA.
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MeSH Terms
Descriptor/Qualifier:
Angioplasty
Carotid Artery Diseases / complications,  diagnosis,  therapy*
Endarterectomy, Carotid
Humans
Stents
Stroke / etiology,  prevention & control

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