Carotid stenosis

Background

  • Among patients who suffer stroke, 50-75% could have been treated with endarterectomy[1]

Management

Carotid Endarterectomy

  • Indicated in symptomatic patients fulfilling the following:
    • <6% surgical morbidity/mortality
    • ≥1 TIA(s) in past 6 months
    • Carotid artery stenosis > 50%
  • Indicated in asymptomatic patients with:
    • <3% surgical morbidity/mortality
    • Carotid artery stenosis > 60%

See Also

  • Stroke

References

  1. Haqqani O et al. Carotid Endarterectomy. eMedicine. Dec 9, 2014. http://emedicine.medscape.com/article/1895291-overview#showall.
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