Prevention of Ischemic Stroke in Patients with an Atherosclerotic Lesion of the Carotid Arteries


Atherosclerotic lesions of the brachiocephalic arteries are one of the main causes of death and disability in the world population. The diagnosis of patients with atherosclerotic lesions of the carotid arteries and their division into symptomatic/asymptomatic are described in detail, and recommendations are given for the prevention of such lesions and on the treatment of such patients. The data of national studies forming the optimal indications for the use of one method or another of preventing acute cerebrovascular accidents with stenosis of the internal carotid artery are presented.

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Correspondence to A. V. Gavrilenko or A. V. Kuklin or N. N. Al’-Yusef or G. F. Magomedova or S. O. Popov.

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Translated by B. Alekseev

RAS Academician Aleksandr Vasil’evich Gavrilenko is Head of the Cardiovascular Surgery Department of the Petrovskii National Research Center of Surgery (NRCS). Andrei Vadimovich Kuklin, Cand. Sci. (Med.), is a Leading Research Fellow of the NRCS Cardiovascular Surgery Department. Nadim Nasr Al’-Yusef is a Medical Doctor and Cardiovascular Surgeon at the same department. Gyurikhan Fazludinovna Magomedova is a Postgraduate Student of the above institute. Sergei Olego-vich Popov, Cand. Sci. (Med.), is Deputy Chief Physician for the Surgical Department, Petrovskii National Research Center of Surgery.

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Gavrilenko, A.V., Kuklin, A.V., Al’-Yusef, N.N. et al. Prevention of Ischemic Stroke in Patients with an Atherosclerotic Lesion of the Carotid Arteries. Her. Russ. Acad. Sci. 90, 751–754 (2020).

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  • cerebrovascular diseases
  • atherosclerosis
  • ischemic stroke
  • carotid endarterectomy
  • carotid stenting