Title

Indications For Treatment Of Asymptomatic Carotid Stenosis

Publication/Presentation Date

2000

Abstract

Atherosclerosis of the carotid bifurcation is an observable sign of systemic disease driven by key risk factors and resulting in an epidemic of stroke, myocardial infarction, and vascular death worldwide. Aggressive integrative preventive interventions of controlling hypertension, hyperlipidemia, diabetes mellitus, smoking, systemic inflammation/infarction, depression, and hyperhomocyst(e)imia are needed in the medical management of these high-risk patients. Surgical indications for asymptomatic surgery may be recalled through the acronym CAROTID, which emphasizes knowledge of risk benefit to a particular patient, adequate disclosure, and physician--patient equipoise.

Volume

11

Issue

2

First Page

247

Last Page

264

Disciplines

Medical Sciences | Medicine and Health Sciences | Neurology

Department(s)

Department of Medicine, Department of Medicine Faculty

Document Type

Article

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