While 2-D MRI has been used for more than a decade to identify and characterize carotid artery
plaques, the 3-D method brings an extra level of imaging power, Dr.
We describe a very rare case of a nontraumatic common carotid artery
dissection in a 45-year-old man that was initially misdiagnosed as a sternocleidomastoid hematoma.
Because the carotid artery
branches into many interconnected smaller arteries, the brain still receives oxygenated blood during the procedure.
History of cerebrovascular accident, hypertension, smoking, diabetes, obesity, high cholesterol (especially LDL), age over 60, female gender, and severe coronary artery disease are the most common risk factors associated with the occurrence of carotid artery
stenosis (Sabeti, S.
In all, 54 patients completed the snore outcomes survey regarding their snoring habits, as well as underwent a carotid artery
duplex ultrasound to measure the intima-media thickness of the carotid arteries.
Proatlantal intersegmental arteries of external carotid artery
origin associated with Galen's vein malformation.
Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved the RX ACCULINK(R) Carotid Stent System for the treatment of patients with carotid artery
disease who are at standard risk of adverse events from carotid endarterectomy (surgery).
Between January 2003 and October 2007 seven patients (5 men, 2 women; mean age of 64[+ or -]9 years) with 60-99% stenosis of the internal carotid artery
(ICA) and total occlusion of the contralateral ICA and who were not candidates for or refused carotid balloon angioplasty and stent were included in the study.
We expect that the user-friendly design and ease of use will contribute to improved outcomes in patients with carotid artery
stenosis who are at increased risk for carotid surgery.
Researchers used an imaging technique to measure carotid artery
lesions and carotid artery
wall thickness in US women enrolled in the Women's Interagency HIV Study (WIHS) and US men enrolled in the Multicenter AIDS Cohort Study (MACS).
Instead, Medicare will continue to cover percutaneous transluminal angioplasty of the carotid artery
concurrent with stenting.
stenting appears to lessen depression associated with severe stenosis of the carotid artery
in older patients.
Wolfgang Mlekusch of Vienna General Hospital in Austria and his colleagues identified 143 patients, average age 70, who were scheduled to undergo a procedure to open a blocked portion of the carotid artery
In this issue of the Southern Medical Journal, Navaneethan et al (1) present a timely discussion of a difficult and uncommon dilemma of concomitant atherosclerotic cervical carotid artery
stenosis and a giant middle cerebral artery aneurysm.
The left internal carotid artery
(ICA) was not clearly visualized, or defined, by either gray-scale ultrasound, color Doppler, or Doppler waveform.