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Carotid Artery Stenosis

  • Ian Bailey
  • Faisal AzizEmail author
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Abstract

Stroke is the third leading cause of death and the most common cause of disability. Most strokes are ischemic and can be prevented by carotid revascularization. At the present time, indications for carotid endarterectomy (CEA) include asymptomatic stenosis of more than 80% or symptomatic stenosis of more than 50%. Current data shows superiority of CEA over carotid artery stenting (CAS) as first-line treatment.

Keywords

Carotid endarterectomy (CEA) Carotid artery stenting (CAS) Carotid artery stenosis Stroke 

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Division of Vascular SurgeryPenn State Heart and Vascular Institute, Pennsylvania State University College of MedicineHersheyUSA
  2. 2.Penn State Health Milton S. Hershey Medical CenterHersheyUSA
  3. 3.Department of SurgeryPenn State Milton S. Hershey Medical CenterHersheyUSA

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