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Carotid Artery Stenting vs Carotid Artery Surgery: Is there a Difference? by Heartstrong Registered NurseFacebook Posted Thu 29 Apr 2010 4:26am If you have a carotid stenosis you could be at an increased risk for a stroke. Carotid artery surgery (carotid endarterectomy) has been the treatment of choice for many years.  Carotid artery stenting is a less invasive option.  But for many years a controversy has existed – which is the better treatment? Carotid Endarterectomy or Caroti ... Read on »
Non Invasive Eye Test Can Accurately Detect Carotid Artery Stenosis–Condition That Makes People Vulnerable to Strokes by Medical Quack Patient ExpertHealth Maven Posted Sun 10 Jun 2012 7:28pm This makes sense with seeing the condition of the eyes through the test which can be done during a regular eye exam.  According to the press release the test is accurate in identifying patients who have clogged arteries.  The process is used quite a bit in Europe and not much across the US, according to the press release.  We read all the ... Read on »
High-Risk Carotid Artery Plaque Formation is Increased in Older COPD Patients by Karen Bastille Health Maven Posted Sun 28 Oct 2012 12:00am American Thoracic Society October 2012 news release Older patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) are at increased risk for carotid artery plaque formation and for the presence of vulnerable plaques with a lipid core, according to a new study from researchers in the Netherlands. “We know that COPD is a risk factor f ... Read on »
Carotid Artery Stenting Can Prevent Strokes by Heartstrong Registered NurseFacebook Posted Sun 16 Aug 2009 10:52pm 1 Comment Stroke remains the third leading cause of death and first leading cause of long term disability among adult Americans.  In the United States approximately every forty-five seconds someone has a stroke.  About eighty percent of strokes are ischemic (meaning it is due to a lack of blood supply to the brain) and fifty percent of these ischemic s ... Read on »
Should Asymptomatic Carotid Artery Stenosis Be Treated? by Robyn Nazar, RN BSN Posted Fri 23 Dec 2011 12:00am Whether or not patients with asymptomatic carotid artery stenosis should be treated remains a greatly debated topic among medical professionals. While there is no clear cut answer just yet, the conversation continues among experts and new research studies are offering fresh insights to how to best prevent stroke from this type of heart ... Read on »
Stenting Riskier for Older Patients with Blocked Carotid Artery by Medline Plus Posted Fri 10 Sep 2010 11:00am But for folks under 70, stents and surgery have similar outcomes, study finds Friday, September 10, 2010 FRIDAY, Sept. 10 (HealthDay News) -- For patients aged 70 and older who have a blocked neck artery, inserting a stent to reopen the artery is riskier than surgically widening the artery, a new stud ... Read on »
Carotid artery plaques form later in life, related to insulin levels by Dr. John Z. Medical Doctor Posted Sun 10 Apr 2011 12:00am - In a new study performed in humans, researchers from Karolinska Institutet have determined the age of atherosclerotic plaques in carotid arteries by taking advantage of Carbon-14 (14C) residues in the atmosphere, prevailing after the ex ... Read on »
Carotid and femoral arterial wall mechanics in scleroderma by Jan Posted Fri 11 Sep 2009 4:57pm By K.-S. Cheng and Colleague Objective. Large-vessel arterial disease is increasingly recognized as a major cause of morbidity in autoimmune rheumatic disorders. Recent evidence suggests that scleroderma (systemic sclerosis, SSc) may be linked to altered fibrillin-1 metabolism associated with a defect in chromosome 15q. If this is the case, ... Read on »
Do We Need MRI Monitoring of Carotid Atherotic Plaque to Assess Statin Treatment? by Bruce Friedman Patient Expert Posted Tue 18 Oct 2011 12:00am I continue to be impressed by the ability of cardiologists to both control many of their own imaging studies and also to generate ideas for new types of cardiovascular imaging studies. A case in point is a recent article discussing the use of MRIs to assess the response of carotid artery atheromas to treatment with a statin (see: Cho ... Read on »
FDA Expands Approved Use for Carotid Stent by Medline Plus Posted Fri 06 May 2011 5:15pm FDA expands approved use for carotid stent The U.S. Food and Drug Administration today approved an expanded indication that will allow a new group of patients at risk of stroke due to clogged neck arteries to be treated with the RX Acculink carotid stent. The carotid arteries on each side of the neck bring blood to the b ... Read on »