Carotid artery disease

Elizabeth V. Ratchford, Natalie S. Evans

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Abstract

Carotid artery disease, or narrowing of the neck arteries, is generally caused by atherosclerosis (plaque). Diagnosis is typically made by ultrasound. Medical treatment includes smoking cessation, medications aimed at preventing heart attack and stroke, and exercise. Patients with severe carotid artery disease (especially those with neurologic symptoms such as stroke or TIA) may need to undergo a procedure to restore the blood flow with either surgery or a stent.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)512-515
Number of pages4
JournalVascular Medicine (United Kingdom)
Volume19
Issue number6
DOIs
StatePublished - Dec 4 2014

Keywords

  • carotid artery disease
  • carotid stenosis
  • carotid ultrasound

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine

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