Pathological conditions involving the CAROTID ARTERIES, including the common, internal, and external carotid arteries. ATHEROSCLEROSIS and TRAUMA are relatively frequent causes of carotid artery pathology.
Either of the two principal arteries on both sides of the neck that supply blood to the head and neck; each divides into two branches, the internal carotid artery and the external carotid artery.
Narrowing or stricture of any part of the CAROTID ARTERIES, most often due to atherosclerotic plaque formation. Ulcerations may form in atherosclerotic plaques and induce THROMBUS formation. Platelet or cholesterol emboli may arise from stenotic carotid lesions and induce a TRANSIENT ISCHEMIC ATTACK; CEREBROVASCULAR ACCIDENT; or temporary blindness (AMAUROSIS FUGAX). (From Adams et al., Principles of Neurology, 6th ed, pp 822-3)
Branch of the common carotid artery which supplies the anterior part of the brain, the eye and its appendages, the forehead and nose.
The excision of the thickened, atheromatous tunica intima of a carotid artery.
The two principal arteries supplying the structures of the head and neck. They ascend in the neck, one on each side, and at the level of the upper border of the thyroid cartilage, each divides into two branches, the external (CAROTID ARTERY, EXTERNAL) and internal (CAROTID ARTERY, INTERNAL) carotid arteries.
Pathological processes of CORONARY ARTERIES that may derive from a congenital abnormality, atherosclerotic, or non-atherosclerotic cause.
Branch of the common carotid artery which supplies the exterior of the head, the face, and the greater part of the neck.
Blood clot formation in any part of the CAROTID ARTERIES. This may produce CAROTID STENOSIS or occlusion of the vessel, leading to TRANSIENT ISCHEMIC ATTACK; CEREBRAL INFARCTION; or AMAUROSIS FUGAX.
The vessels carrying blood away from the heart.
Surgical excision, performed under general anesthesia, of the atheromatous tunica intima of an artery. When reconstruction of an artery is performed as an endovascular procedure through a catheter, it is called ATHERECTOMY.
Ultrasonography applying the Doppler effect combined with real-time imaging. The real-time image is created by rapid movement of the ultrasound beam. A powerful advantage of this technique is the ability to estimate the velocity of flow from the Doppler shift frequency.
Pathological processes which result in the partial or complete obstruction of ARTERIES. They are characterized by greatly reduced or absence of blood flow through these vessels. They are also known as arterial insufficiency.
Brief reversible episodes of focal, nonconvulsive ischemic dysfunction of the brain having a duration of less than 24 hours, and usually less than one hour, caused by transient thrombotic or embolic blood vessel occlusion or stenosis. Events may be classified by arterial distribution, temporal pattern, or etiology (e.g., embolic vs. thrombotic). (From Adams et al., Principles of Neurology, 6th ed, pp814-6)
Devices that provide support for tubular structures that are being anastomosed or for body cavities during skin grafting.
Non-invasive method of vascular imaging and determination of internal anatomy without injection of contrast media or radiation exposure. The technique is used especially in CEREBRAL ANGIOGRAPHY as well as for studies of other vascular structures.
An aspect of personal behavior or lifestyle, environmental exposure, or inborn or inherited characteristic, which, on the basis of epidemiologic evidence, is known to be associated with a health-related condition considered important to prevent.
An imbalance between myocardial functional requirements and the capacity of the CORONARY VESSELS to supply sufficient blood flow. It is a form of MYOCARDIAL ISCHEMIA (insufficient blood supply to the heart muscle) caused by a decreased capacity of the coronary vessels.
A spectrum of pathological conditions of impaired blood flow in the brain. They can involve vessels (ARTERIES or VEINS) in the CEREBRUM, the CEREBELLUM, and the BRAIN STEM. Major categories include INTRACRANIAL ARTERIOVENOUS MALFORMATIONS; BRAIN ISCHEMIA; CEREBRAL HEMORRHAGE; and others.
Transient complete or partial monocular blindness due to retinal ischemia. This may be caused by emboli from the CAROTID ARTERY (usually in association with CAROTID STENOSIS) and other locations that enter the central RETINAL ARTERY. (From Adams et al., Principles of Neurology, 6th ed, p245)
The arterial blood vessels supplying the CEREBRUM.
A polygonal anastomosis at the base of the brain formed by the internal carotid (CAROTID ARTERY, INTERNAL), proximal parts of the anterior, middle, and posterior cerebral arteries (ANTERIOR CEREBRAL ARTERY; MIDDLE CEREBRAL ARTERY; POSTERIOR CEREBRAL ARTERY), the anterior communicating artery and the posterior communicating arteries.
A non-invasive technique using ultrasound for the measurement of cerebrovascular hemodynamics, particularly cerebral blood flow velocity and cerebral collateral flow. With a high-intensity, low-frequency pulse probe, the intracranial arteries may be studied transtemporally, transorbitally, or from below the foramen magnum.
The visualization of deep structures of the body by recording the reflections or echoes of ultrasonic pulses directed into the tissues. Use of ultrasound for imaging or diagnostic purposes employs frequencies ranging from 1.6 to 10 megahertz.
A group of pathological conditions characterized by sudden, non-convulsive loss of neurological function due to BRAIN ISCHEMIA or INTRACRANIAL HEMORRHAGES. Stroke is classified by the type of tissue NECROSIS, such as the anatomic location, vasculature involved, etiology, age of the affected individual, and hemorrhagic vs. non-hemorrhagic nature. (From Adams et al., Principles of Neurology, 6th ed, pp777-810)
Reconstruction or repair of a blood vessel, which includes the widening of a pathological narrowing of an artery or vein by the removal of atheromatous plaque material and/or the endothelial lining as well, or by dilatation (BALLOON ANGIOPLASTY) to compress an ATHEROMA. Except for ENDARTERECTOMY, usually these procedures are performed via catheterization as minimally invasive ENDOVASCULAR PROCEDURES.
The circulation of blood through the BLOOD VESSELS of the BRAIN.
The splitting of the vessel wall in one or both (left and right) internal carotid arteries (CAROTID ARTERY, INTERNAL). Interstitial hemorrhage into the media of the vessel wall can lead to occlusion of the internal carotid artery and aneurysm formation.
Radiography of blood vessels after injection of a contrast medium.
A small cluster of chemoreceptive and supporting cells located near the bifurcation of the internal carotid artery. The carotid body, which is richly supplied with fenestrated capillaries, senses the pH, carbon dioxide, and oxygen concentrations in the blood and plays a crucial role in their homeostatic control.
Surgical therapy of ischemic coronary artery disease achieved by grafting a section of saphenous vein, internal mammary artery, or other substitute between the aorta and the obstructed coronary artery distal to the obstructive lesion.
Radiography of the vascular system of the brain after injection of a contrast medium.
Observation of a population for a sufficient number of persons over a sufficient number of years to generate incidence or mortality rates subsequent to the selection of the study group.
The innermost layer of an artery or vein, made up of one layer of endothelial cells and supported by an internal elastic lamina.
Thickening and loss of elasticity of the walls of ARTERIES of all sizes. There are many forms classified by the types of lesions and arteries involved, such as ATHEROSCLEROSIS with fatty lesions in the ARTERIAL INTIMA of medium and large muscular arteries.
Use of a balloon catheter for dilation of an occluded artery. It is used in treatment of arterial occlusive diseases, including renal artery stenosis and arterial occlusions in the leg. For the specific technique of BALLOON DILATION in coronary arteries, ANGIOPLASTY, BALLOON, CORONARY is available.
A method of delineating blood vessels by subtracting a tissue background image from an image of tissue plus intravascular contrast material that attenuates the X-ray photons. The background image is determined from a digitized image taken a few moments before injection of the contrast material. The resulting angiogram is a high-contrast image of the vessel. This subtraction technique allows extraction of a high-intensity signal from the superimposed background information. The image is thus the result of the differential absorption of X-rays by different tissues.
The dilated portion of the common carotid artery at its bifurcation into external and internal carotids. It contains baroreceptors which, when stimulated, cause slowing of the heart, vasodilatation, and a fall in blood pressure.
A value equal to the total volume flow divided by the cross-sectional area of the vascular bed.
Evaluation undertaken to assess the results or consequences of management and procedures used in combating disease in order to determine the efficacy, effectiveness, safety, and practicability of these interventions in individual cases or series.
Vascular diseases characterized by thickening and hardening of the walls of ARTERIES inside the SKULL. There are three subtypes: (1) atherosclerosis with fatty deposits in the ARTERIAL INTIMA; (2) Monckeberg's sclerosis with calcium deposits in the media and (3) arteriolosclerosis involving the small caliber arteries. Clinical signs include HEADACHE; CONFUSION; transient blindness (AMAUROSIS FUGAX); speech impairment; and HEMIPARESIS.
Radiography of the vascular system of the heart muscle after injection of a contrast medium.
Tomography using x-ray transmission and a computer algorithm to reconstruct the image.
Sudden ISCHEMIA in the RETINA due to blocked blood flow through the CENTRAL RETINAL ARTERY or its branches leading to sudden complete or partial loss of vision, respectively, in the eye.
One of the CARBONIC ANHYDRASE INHIBITORS that is sometimes effective against absence seizures. It is sometimes useful also as an adjunct in the treatment of tonic-clonic, myoclonic, and atonic seizures, particularly in women whose seizures occur or are exacerbated at specific times in the menstrual cycle. However, its usefulness is transient often because of rapid development of tolerance. Its antiepileptic effect may be due to its inhibitory effect on brain carbonic anhydrase, which leads to an increased transneuronal chloride gradient, increased chloride current, and increased inhibition. (From Smith and Reynard, Textbook of Pharmacology, 1991, p337)
Blocking of a blood vessel in the SKULL by an EMBOLUS which can be a blood clot (THROMBUS) or other undissolved material in the blood stream. Most emboli are of cardiac origin and are associated with HEART DISEASES. Other non-cardiac sources of emboli are usually associated with VASCULAR DISEASES.
Artery originating from the internal carotid artery and distributing to the eye, orbit and adjacent facial structures.
The middle layer of blood vessel walls, composed principally of thin, cylindrical, smooth muscle cells and elastic tissue. It accounts for the bulk of the wall of most arteries. The smooth muscle cells are arranged in circular layers around the vessel, and the thickness of the coat varies with the size of the vessel.
In screening and diagnostic tests, the probability that a person with a positive test is a true positive (i.e., has the disease), is referred to as the predictive value of a positive test; whereas, the predictive value of a negative test is the probability that the person with a negative test does not have the disease. Predictive value is related to the sensitivity and specificity of the test.
Studies in which individuals or populations are followed to assess the outcome of exposures, procedures, or effects of a characteristic, e.g., occurrence of disease.
Elements of limited time intervals, contributing to particular results or situations.
Localized reduction of blood flow to brain tissue due to arterial obstruction or systemic hypoperfusion. This frequently occurs in conjunction with brain hypoxia (HYPOXIA, BRAIN). Prolonged ischemia is associated with BRAIN INFARCTION.
The condition of an anatomical structure's being constricted beyond normal dimensions.
Diseases that do not exhibit symptoms.
The main artery of the thigh, a continuation of the external iliac artery.
The short wide vessel arising from the conus arteriosus of the right ventricle and conveying unaerated blood to the lungs.
Levels within a diagnostic group which are established by various measurement criteria applied to the seriousness of a patient's disorder.
Embolism or thrombosis involving blood vessels which supply intracranial structures. Emboli may originate from extracranial or intracranial sources. Thrombosis may occur in arterial or venous structures.
Blocking of a blood vessel by an embolus which can be a blood clot or other undissolved material in the blood stream.
Studies used to test etiologic hypotheses in which inferences about an exposure to putative causal factors are derived from data relating to characteristics of persons under study or to events or experiences in their past. The essential feature is that some of the persons under study have the disease or outcome of interest and their characteristics are compared with those of unaffected persons.
A measurement of the thickness of the carotid artery walls. It is measured by B-mode ULTRASONOGRAPHY and is used as a surrogate marker for ATHEROSCLEROSIS.
The formation of an area of NECROSIS in the CEREBRUM caused by an insufficiency of arterial or venous blood flow. Infarcts of the cerebrum are generally classified by hemisphere (i.e., left vs. right), lobe (e.g., frontal lobe infarction), arterial distribution (e.g., INFARCTION, ANTERIOR CEREBRAL ARTERY), and etiology (e.g., embolic infarction).
The qualitative or quantitative estimation of the likelihood of adverse effects that may result from exposure to specified health hazards or from the absence of beneficial influences. (Last, Dictionary of Epidemiology, 1988)
The first branch of the SUBCLAVIAN ARTERY with distribution to muscles of the NECK; VERTEBRAE; SPINAL CORD; CEREBELLUM; and interior of the CEREBRUM.
Damages to the CAROTID ARTERIES caused either by blunt force or penetrating trauma, such as CRANIOCEREBRAL TRAUMA; THORACIC INJURIES; and NECK INJURIES. Damaged carotid arteries can lead to CAROTID ARTERY THROMBOSIS; CAROTID-CAVERNOUS SINUS FISTULA; pseudoaneurysm formation; and INTERNAL CAROTID ARTERY DISSECTION. (From Am J Forensic Med Pathol 1997, 18:251; J Trauma 1994, 37:473)
Ultrasonography applying the Doppler effect, with the superposition of flow information as colors on a gray scale in a real-time image. This type of ultrasonography is well-suited to identifying the location of high-velocity flow (such as in a stenosis) or of mapping the extent of flow in a certain region.
Binary classification measures to assess test results. Sensitivity or recall rate is the proportion of true positives. Specificity is the probability of correctly determining the absence of a condition. (From Last, Dictionary of Epidemiology, 2d ed)
A branch of the abdominal aorta which supplies the kidneys, adrenal glands and ureters.
The artery formed by the union of the right and left vertebral arteries; it runs from the lower to the upper border of the pons, where it bifurcates into the two posterior cerebral arteries.
The veins and arteries of the HEART.
Maintenance of blood flow to an organ despite obstruction of a principal vessel. Blood flow is maintained through small vessels.
Ultrasonography applying the Doppler effect, with frequency-shifted ultrasound reflections produced by moving targets (usually red blood cells) in the bloodstream along the ultrasound axis in direct proportion to the velocity of movement of the targets, to determine both direction and velocity of blood flow. (Stedman, 25th ed)
Pathologic processes that affect patients after a surgical procedure. They may or may not be related to the disease for which the surgery was done, and they may or may not be direct results of the surgery.
Arteries which arise from the abdominal aorta and distribute to most of the intestines.
Artery arising from the brachiocephalic trunk on the right side and from the arch of the aorta on the left side. It distributes to the neck, thoracic wall, spinal cord, brain, meninges, and upper limb.
The continuation of the axillary artery; it branches into the radial and ulnar arteries.
The direct continuation of the brachial trunk, originating at the bifurcation of the brachial artery opposite the neck of the radius. Its branches may be divided into three groups corresponding to the three regions in which the vessel is situated, the forearm, wrist, and hand.
Either of two large arteries originating from the abdominal aorta; they supply blood to the pelvis, abdominal wall and legs.
Criteria and standards used for the determination of the appropriateness of the inclusion of patients with specific conditions in proposed treatment plans and the criteria used for the inclusion of subjects in various clinical trials and other research protocols.
A thickening and loss of elasticity of the walls of ARTERIES that occurs with formation of ATHEROSCLEROTIC PLAQUES within the ARTERIAL INTIMA.
The statistical reproducibility of measurements (often in a clinical context), including the testing of instrumentation or techniques to obtain reproducible results. The concept includes reproducibility of physiological measurements, which may be used to develop rules to assess probability or prognosis, or response to a stimulus; reproducibility of occurrence of a condition; and reproducibility of experimental results.
Non-invasive method of demonstrating internal anatomy based on the principle that atomic nuclei in a strong magnetic field absorb pulses of radiofrequency energy and emit them as radiowaves which can be reconstructed into computerized images. The concept includes proton spin tomographic techniques.
Arteries originating from the subclavian or axillary arteries and distributing to the anterior thoracic wall, mediastinal structures, diaphragm, pectoral muscles and mammary gland.
The nonstriated involuntary muscle tissue of blood vessels.
Use or insertion of a tubular device into a duct, blood vessel, hollow organ, or body cavity for injecting or withdrawing fluids for diagnostic or therapeutic purposes. It differs from INTUBATION in that the tube here is used to restore or maintain patency in obstructions.
Narrowing or constriction of a coronary artery.
Single pavement layer of cells which line the luminal surface of the entire vascular system and regulate the transport of macromolecules and blood components.
NECROSIS of the MYOCARDIUM caused by an obstruction of the blood supply to the heart (CORONARY CIRCULATION).
Pathologic deposition of calcium salts in tissues.
Controlled physical activity which is performed in order to allow assessment of physiological functions, particularly cardiovascular and pulmonary, but also aerobic capacity. Maximal (most intense) exercise is usually required but submaximal exercise is also used.
The symptom of paroxysmal pain consequent to MYOCARDIAL ISCHEMIA usually of distinctive character, location and radiation. It is thought to be provoked by a transient stressful situation during which the oxygen requirements of the MYOCARDIUM exceed that supplied by the CORONARY CIRCULATION.
The largest of the cerebral arteries. It trifurcates into temporal, frontal, and parietal branches supplying blood to most of the parenchyma of these lobes in the CEREBRAL CORTEX. These are the areas involved in motor, sensory, and speech activities.
The total number of cases of a given disease in a specified population at a designated time. It is differentiated from INCIDENCE, which refers to the number of new cases in the population at a given time.
The physiological widening of BLOOD VESSELS by relaxing the underlying VASCULAR SMOOTH MUSCLE.
Pathological outpouching or sac-like dilatation in the wall of any blood vessel (ARTERIES or VEINS) or the heart (HEART ANEURYSM). It indicates a thin and weakened area in the wall which may later rupture. Aneurysms are classified by location, etiology, or other characteristics.
The movement and the forces involved in the movement of the blood through the CARDIOVASCULAR SYSTEM.
The flow of BLOOD through or around an organ or region of the body.
Statistical models which describe the relationship between a qualitative dependent variable (that is, one which can take only certain discrete values, such as the presence or absence of a disease) and an independent variable. A common application is in epidemiology for estimating an individual's risk (probability of a disease) as a function of a given risk factor.
A method of computed tomography that uses radionuclides which emit a single photon of a given energy. The camera is rotated 180 or 360 degrees around the patient to capture images at multiple positions along the arc. The computer is then used to reconstruct the transaxial, sagittal, and coronal images from the 3-dimensional distribution of radionuclides in the organ. The advantages of SPECT are that it can be used to observe biochemical and physiological processes as well as size and volume of the organ. The disadvantage is that, unlike positron-emission tomography where the positron-electron annihilation results in the emission of 2 photons at 180 degrees from each other, SPECT requires physical collimation to line up the photons, which results in the loss of many available photons and hence degrades the image.
Lack of perfusion in the EXTREMITIES resulting from atherosclerosis. It is characterized by INTERMITTENT CLAUDICATION, and an ANKLE BRACHIAL INDEX of 0.9 or less.
Procedures for finding the mathematical function which best describes the relationship between a dependent variable and one or more independent variables. In linear regression (see LINEAR MODELS) the relationship is constrained to be a straight line and LEAST-SQUARES ANALYSIS is used to determine the best fit. In logistic regression (see LOGISTIC MODELS) the dependent variable is qualitative rather than continuously variable and LIKELIHOOD FUNCTIONS are used to find the best relationship. In multiple regression, the dependent variable is considered to depend on more than a single independent variable.
The circulation of blood through the CORONARY VESSELS of the HEART.
The part of CENTRAL NERVOUS SYSTEM that is contained within the skull (CRANIUM). Arising from the NEURAL TUBE, the embryonic brain is comprised of three major parts including PROSENCEPHALON (the forebrain); MESENCEPHALON (the midbrain); and RHOMBENCEPHALON (the hindbrain). The developed brain consists of CEREBRUM; CEREBELLUM; and other structures in the BRAIN STEM.
The number of new cases of a given disease during a given period in a specified population. It also is used for the rate at which new events occur in a defined population. It is differentiated from PREVALENCE, which refers to all cases, new or old, in the population at a given time.
Drugs used to cause dilation of the blood vessels.
Lesions formed within the walls of ARTERIES.
Recording of the moment-to-moment electromotive forces of the HEART as projected onto various sites on the body's surface, delineated as a scalar function of time. The recording is monitored by a tracing on slow moving chart paper or by observing it on a cardioscope, which is a CATHODE RAY TUBE DISPLAY.
Abnormal outpouching in the wall of intracranial blood vessels. Most common are the saccular (berry) aneurysms located at branch points in CIRCLE OF WILLIS at the base of the brain. Vessel rupture results in SUBARACHNOID HEMORRHAGE or INTRACRANIAL HEMORRHAGES. Giant aneurysms (>2.5 cm in diameter) may compress adjacent structures, including the OCULOMOTOR NERVE. (From Adams et al., Principles of Neurology, 6th ed, p841)
Measurable and quantifiable biological parameters (e.g., specific enzyme concentration, specific hormone concentration, specific gene phenotype distribution in a population, presence of biological substances) which serve as indices for health- and physiology-related assessments, such as disease risk, psychiatric disorders, environmental exposure and its effects, disease diagnosis, metabolic processes, substance abuse, pregnancy, cell line development, epidemiologic studies, etc.
Microsurgical revascularization to improve intracranial circulation. It usually involves joining the extracranial circulation to the intracranial circulation but may include extracranial revascularization (e.g., subclavian-vertebral artery bypass, subclavian-external carotid artery bypass). It is performed by joining two arteries (direct anastomosis or use of graft) or by free autologous transplantation of highly vascularized tissue to the surface of the brain.
A disorder of cardiac function caused by insufficient blood flow to the muscle tissue of the heart. The decreased blood flow may be due to narrowing of the coronary arteries (CORONARY ARTERY DISEASE), to obstruction by a thrombus (CORONARY THROMBOSIS), or less commonly, to diffuse narrowing of arterioles and other small vessels within the heart. Severe interruption of the blood supply to the myocardial tissue may result in necrosis of cardiac muscle (MYOCARDIAL INFARCTION).
Benign paraganglioma at the bifurcation of the COMMON CAROTID ARTERIES. It can encroach on the parapharyngeal space and produce dysphagia, pain, and cranial nerve palsies.
Arteries arising from the external carotid or the maxillary artery and distributing to the temporal region.
Persistently high systemic arterial BLOOD PRESSURE. Based on multiple readings (BLOOD PRESSURE DETERMINATION), hypertension is currently defined as when SYSTOLIC PRESSURE is consistently greater than 140 mm Hg or when DIASTOLIC PRESSURE is consistently 90 mm Hg or more.
Application of a ligature to tie a vessel or strangulate a part.
Dilation of an occluded coronary artery (or arteries) by means of a balloon catheter to restore myocardial blood supply.
An increase in the number of cells in a tissue or organ without tumor formation. It differs from HYPERTROPHY, which is an increase in bulk without an increase in the number of cells.
The largest branch of the celiac trunk with distribution to the spleen, pancreas, stomach and greater omentum.
An irregularly shaped venous space in the dura mater at either side of the sphenoid bone.
Studies which start with the identification of persons with a disease of interest and a control (comparison, referent) group without the disease. The relationship of an attribute to the disease is examined by comparing diseased and non-diseased persons with regard to the frequency or levels of the attribute in each group.
A method of hemostasis utilizing various agents such as Gelfoam, silastic, metal, glass, or plastic pellets, autologous clot, fat, and muscle as emboli. It has been used in the treatment of spinal cord and INTRACRANIAL ARTERIOVENOUS MALFORMATIONS, renal arteriovenous fistulas, gastrointestinal bleeding, epistaxis, hypersplenism, certain highly vascular tumors, traumatic rupture of blood vessels, and control of operative hemorrhage.
The physiological narrowing of BLOOD VESSELS by contraction of the VASCULAR SMOOTH MUSCLE.
Narrowing or occlusion of the RENAL ARTERY or arteries. It is due usually to ATHEROSCLEROSIS; FIBROMUSCULAR DYSPLASIA; THROMBOSIS; EMBOLISM, or external pressure. The reduced renal perfusion can lead to renovascular hypertension (HYPERTENSION, RENOVASCULAR).
A branch of the celiac artery that distributes to the stomach, pancreas, duodenum, liver, gallbladder, and greater omentum.
The return of a sign, symptom, or disease after a remission.
The arterial trunk that arises from the abdominal aorta and after a short course divides into the left gastric, common hepatic and splenic arteries.
A phosphodiesterase inhibitor that blocks uptake and metabolism of adenosine by erythrocytes and vascular endothelial cells. Dipyridamole also potentiates the antiaggregating action of prostacyclin. (From AMA Drug Evaluations Annual, 1994, p752)
The degree to which BLOOD VESSELS are not blocked or obstructed.
The creation and display of functional images showing where the blood is flowing into the MYOCARDIUM by following over time the distribution of tracers injected into the blood stream.
A prediction of the probable outcome of a disease based on a individual's condition and the usual course of the disease as seen in similar situations.
Veins in the neck which drain the brain, face, and neck into the brachiocephalic or subclavian veins.
Arteries originating from the subclavian or axillary arteries and distributing to the anterior thoracic wall, mediastinal structures, diaphragm, pectoral muscles, mammary gland and the axillary aspect of the chest wall.
The restoration of blood supply to the myocardium. (From Dorland, 28th ed)
Ultrasonic recording of the size, motion, and composition of the heart and surrounding tissues. The standard approach is transthoracic.
Surgical insertion of BLOOD VESSEL PROSTHESES to repair injured or diseased blood vessels.
Rhythmic, intermittent propagation of a fluid through a BLOOD VESSEL or piping system, in contrast to constant, smooth propagation, which produces laminar flow.
Unstable isotopes of thallium that decay or disintegrate emitting radiation. Tl atoms with atomic weights 198-202, 204, and 206-210 are thallium radioisotopes.
Naturally occurring or experimentally induced animal diseases with pathological processes sufficiently similar to those of human diseases. They are used as study models for human diseases.
Distensibility measure of a chamber such as the lungs (LUNG COMPLIANCE) or bladder. Compliance is expressed as a change in volume per unit change in pressure.
Use of a balloon CATHETER to block the flow of blood through an artery or vein.
Operative procedures for the treatment of vascular disorders.
The portion of the descending aorta proceeding from the arch of the aorta and extending to the DIAPHRAGM, eventually connecting to the ABDOMINAL AORTA.
The species Oryctolagus cuniculus, in the family Leporidae, order LAGOMORPHA. Rabbits are born in burrows, furless, and with eyes and ears closed. In contrast with HARES, rabbits have 22 chromosome pairs.
Studies in which subsets of a defined population are identified. These groups may or may not be exposed to factors hypothesized to influence the probability of the occurrence of a particular disease or other outcome. Cohorts are defined populations which, as a whole, are followed in an attempt to determine distinguishing subgroup characteristics.
A distribution in which a variable is distributed like the sum of the squares of any given independent random variable, each of which has a normal distribution with mean of zero and variance of one. The chi-square test is a statistical test based on comparison of a test statistic to a chi-square distribution. The oldest of these tests are used to detect whether two or more population distributions differ from one another.
Procedures in which placement of CARDIAC CATHETERS is performed for therapeutic or diagnostic procedures.
A set of techniques used when variation in several variables has to be studied simultaneously. In statistics, multivariate analysis is interpreted as any analytic method that allows simultaneous study of two or more dependent variables.
A large vessel supplying the whole length of the small intestine except the superior part of the duodenum. It also supplies the cecum and the ascending part of the colon and about half the transverse part of the colon. It arises from the anterior surface of the aorta below the celiac artery at the level of the first lumbar vertebra.
Pathological processes involving any one of the BLOOD VESSELS in the vasculature outside the HEART.
Specialized arterial vessels in the umbilical cord. They carry waste and deoxygenated blood from the FETUS to the mother via the PLACENTA. In humans, there are usually two umbilical arteries but sometimes one.
An idiopathic, segmental, nonatheromatous disease of the musculature of arterial walls, leading to STENOSIS of small and medium-sized arteries. There is true proliferation of SMOOTH MUSCLE CELLS and fibrous tissue. Fibromuscular dysplasia lesions are smooth stenosis and occur most often in the renal and carotid arteries. They may also occur in other peripheral arteries of the extremity.
Delivery of drugs into an artery.
Not an aneurysm but a well-defined collection of blood and CONNECTIVE TISSUE outside the wall of a blood vessel or the heart. It is the containment of a ruptured blood vessel or heart, such as sealing a rupture of the left ventricle. False aneurysm is formed by organized THROMBUS and HEMATOMA in surrounding tissue.
The number of times the HEART VENTRICLES contract per unit of time, usually per minute.
Drugs or agents which antagonize or impair any mechanism leading to blood platelet aggregation, whether during the phases of activation and shape change or following the dense-granule release reaction and stimulation of the prostaglandin-thromboxane system.
The failure by the observer to measure or identify a phenomenon accurately, which results in an error. Sources for this may be due to the observer's missing an abnormality, or to faulty technique resulting in incorrect test measurement, or to misinterpretation of the data. Two varieties are inter-observer variation (the amount observers vary from one another when reporting on the same material) and intra-observer variation (the amount one observer varies between observations when reporting more than once on the same material).
The act of constricting.
NECROSIS occurring in the MIDDLE CEREBRAL ARTERY distribution system which brings blood to the entire lateral aspects of each CEREBRAL HEMISPHERE. Clinical signs include impaired cognition; APHASIA; AGRAPHIA; weak and numbness in the face and arms, contralaterally or bilaterally depending on the infarction.
The continuation of the femoral artery coursing through the popliteal fossa; it divides into the anterior and posterior tibial arteries.
Cholesterol which is contained in or bound to low density lipoproteins (LDL), including CHOLESTEROL ESTERS and free cholesterol.
A catecholamine derivative with specificity for BETA-1 ADRENERGIC RECEPTORS. It is commonly used as a cardiotonic agent after CARDIAC SURGERY and during DOBUTAMINE STRESS ECHOCARDIOGRAPHY.
Formation and development of a thrombus or blood clot in the blood vessel.
The domestic dog, Canis familiaris, comprising about 400 breeds, of the carnivore family CANIDAE. They are worldwide in distribution and live in association with people. (Walker's Mammals of the World, 5th ed, p1065)
Substances used to allow enhanced visualization of tissues.
Studies to determine the advantages or disadvantages, practicability, or capability of accomplishing a projected plan, study, or project.
The first and largest artery branching from the aortic arch. It distributes blood to the right side of the head and neck and to the right arm.
Age as a constituent element or influence contributing to the production of a result. It may be applicable to the cause or the effect of a circumstance. It is used with human or animal concepts but should be differentiated from AGING, a physiological process, and TIME FACTORS which refers only to the passage of time.
Resistance and recovery from distortion of shape.
The use of ultrasound to guide minimally invasive surgical procedures such as needle ASPIRATION BIOPSY; DRAINAGE; etc. Its widest application is intravascular ultrasound imaging but it is useful also in urology and intra-abdominal conditions.
A plasma protein that circulates in increased amounts during inflammation and after tissue damage.
A strain of albino rat used widely for experimental purposes because of its calmness and ease of handling. It was developed by the Sprague-Dawley Animal Company.
Cholesterol which is contained in or bound to high-density lipoproteins (HDL), including CHOLESTEROL ESTERS and free cholesterol.
Pathological conditions involving the CARDIOVASCULAR SYSTEM including the HEART; the BLOOD VESSELS; or the PERICARDIUM.
The hollow, muscular organ that maintains the circulation of the blood.
The new and thickened layer of scar tissue that forms on a PROSTHESIS, or as a result of vessel injury especially following ANGIOPLASTY or stent placement.
The main trunk of the systemic arteries.
Device constructed of either synthetic or biological material that is used for the repair of injured or diseased blood vessels.
The larger of the two terminal branches of the brachial artery, beginning about one centimeter distal to the bend of the elbow. Like the RADIAL ARTERY, its branches may be divided into three groups corresponding to their locations in the forearm, wrist, and hand.
A generic term for fats and lipoids, the alcohol-ether-soluble constituents of protoplasm, which are insoluble in water. They comprise the fats, fatty oils, essential oils, waxes, phospholipids, glycolipids, sulfolipids, aminolipids, chromolipids (lipochromes), and fatty acids. (Grant & Hackh's Chemical Dictionary, 5th ed)
A technique of inputting two-dimensional images into a computer and then enhancing or analyzing the imagery into a form that is more useful to the human observer.
Compounds that inhibit HMG-CoA reductases. They have been shown to directly lower cholesterol synthesis.
A method of recording heart motion and internal structures by combining ultrasonic imaging with exercise testing (EXERCISE TEST) or pharmacologic stress.
A technetium imaging agent used to reveal blood-starved cardiac tissue during a heart attack.
A branch of the external carotid artery which distributes to the deep structures of the face (internal maxillary) and to the side of the face and nose (external maxillary).
The worsening of a disease over time. This concept is most often used for chronic and incurable diseases where the stage of the disease is an important determinant of therapy and prognosis.
Left bronchial arteries arise from the thoracic aorta, the right from the first aortic intercostal or the upper left bronchial artery; they supply the bronchi and the lower trachea.
A volatile vasodilator which relieves ANGINA PECTORIS by stimulating GUANYLATE CYCLASE and lowering cytosolic calcium. It is also sometimes used for TOCOLYSIS and explosives.
A statistical technique that isolates and assesses the contributions of categorical independent variables to variation in the mean of a continuous dependent variable.
The neural systems which act on VASCULAR SMOOTH MUSCLE to control blood vessel diameter. The major neural control is through the sympathetic nervous system.
A condition with abnormally high levels of CHOLESTEROL in the blood. It is defined as a cholesterol value exceeding the 95th percentile for the population.
The ratio of two odds. The exposure-odds ratio for case control data is the ratio of the odds in favor of exposure among cases to the odds in favor of exposure among noncases. The disease-odds ratio for a cohort or cross section is the ratio of the odds in favor of disease among the exposed to the odds in favor of disease among the unexposed. The prevalence-odds ratio refers to an odds ratio derived cross-sectionally from studies of prevalent cases.
Conditions or pathological processes associated with the disease of diabetes mellitus. Due to the impaired control of BLOOD GLUCOSE level in diabetic patients, pathological processes develop in numerous tissues and organs including the EYE, the KIDNEY, the BLOOD VESSELS, and the NERVE TISSUE.
The range or frequency distribution of a measurement in a population (of organisms, organs or things) that has not been selected for the presence of disease or abnormality.
Agents that affect the rate or intensity of cardiac contraction, blood vessel diameter, or blood volume.
A subfamily of the Muridae consisting of several genera including Gerbillus, Rhombomys, Tatera, Meriones, and Psammomys.
Pathological conditions of intracranial ARTERIES supplying the CEREBRUM. These diseases often are due to abnormalities or pathological processes in the ANTERIOR CEREBRAL ARTERY; MIDDLE CEREBRAL ARTERY; and POSTERIOR CEREBRAL ARTERY.
A neurotransmitter found at neuromuscular junctions, autonomic ganglia, parasympathetic effector junctions, a subset of sympathetic effector junctions, and at many sites in the central nervous system.
Dysfunction of one or more cranial nerves causally related to a traumatic injury. Penetrating and nonpenetrating CRANIOCEREBRAL TRAUMA; NECK INJURIES; and trauma to the facial region are conditions associated with cranial nerve injuries.
Act of listening for sounds within the body.

Facial diplegia complicating a bilateral internal carotid artery dissection. (1/2869)

BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE: We report a case of facial diplegia complicating a bilateral internal carotid artery dissection. CASE DESCRIPTION: A 49-year-old patient presented with unilateral headache and oculosympathetic paresis. Cerebral angiography revealed a bilateral internal carotid artery dissection. A few days later, the patient developed a facial diplegia that regressed after arterial recanalization. An arterial anatomic variation may explain this ischemic complication of carotid dissection. CONCLUSIONS: Double carotid dissection should be included among the causes of bilateral seventh nerve palsy.  (+info)

Bruits, ophthalmodynamometry and rectilinear scanning on transient ischemic attacks. (2/2869)

One hundred seventeen patients with clinical signs and symptoms of transient ischemic attacks (TIAs) were evaluated. All underwent clinical evaluation for bruit, ophthalmodynamometry, rapid sequence scintiphotography with rectilinear scanning and four-vessel cerebral angiography. The results of these tests were compared for reliability in predicting location of lesions causing transient ischemic attacks. Angiography remains the most accurate procedure in evaluating extracranial vascular lesions. When determination of bruits, ophthalmodynamometry and brain scanning are done together, accuracy is greater than when any one of the procedures is done alone.  (+info)

A new sign of occlusion of the origin of the internal carotid artery. (3/2869)

When the origin of the internal carotid artery is occluded, the transmission of cardiac sounds along the carotid stops at the site of the occlusion. This is a new neurovascular sign which is being reported.  (+info)

Ophthalmodynamometry in internal carotid artery occlusion. (4/2869)

Retinal artery pressure was measured by ophthalmodynamometry in 15 patients with occlusion of the internal carotid artery in its extracranial part. Nine of the patients had severe neurological deficit whereas the remaining six had slight or intermittent symptoms. Retinal artery pressure was reduced on the side of the internal carotid artery occlusion in all patients studied. Near-zero low diastolic retinal artery pressure on the affected side was a common finding among patients with severe deficit and was also seen in some patients with slight deficit. Its presence strongly suggests occlusion of the ipsilateral internal carotid artery.  (+info)

Carotid endarterectomy and intracranial thrombolysis: simultaneous and staged procedures in ischemic stroke. (5/2869)

PURPOSE: The feasibility and safety of combining carotid surgery and thrombolysis for occlusions of the internal carotid artery (ICA) and the middle cerebral artery (MCA), either as a simultaneous or as a staged procedure in acute ischemic strokes, was studied. METHODS: A nonrandomized clinical pilot study, which included patients who had severe hemispheric carotid-related ischemic strokes and acute occlusions of the MCA, was performed between January 1994 and January 1998. Exclusion criteria were cerebral coma and major infarction established by means of cerebral computed tomography scan. Clinical outcome was assessed with the modified Rankin scale. RESULTS: Carotid reconstruction and thrombolysis was performed in 14 of 845 patients (1.7%). The ICA was occluded in 11 patients; occlusions of the MCA (mainstem/major branches/distal branch) or the anterior cerebral artery (ACA) were found in 14 patients. In three of the 14 patients, thrombolysis was performed first, followed by carotid enarterectomy (CEA) after clinical improvement (6 to 21 days). In 11 of 14 patients, 0.15 to 1 mIU urokinase was administered intraoperatively, ie, emergency CEA for acute ischemic stroke (n = 5) or surgical reexploration after elective CEA complicated by perioperative intracerebral embolism (n = 6). Thirteen of 14 intracranial embolic occlusions and 10 of 11 ICA occlusions were recanalized successfully (confirmed with angiography or transcranial Doppler studies). Four patients recovered completely (Rankin 0), six patients sustained a minor stroke (Rankin 2/3), two patients had a major stroke (Rankin 4/5), and two patients died. In one patient, hemorrhagic transformation of an ischemic infarction was detectable postoperatively. CONCLUSION: Combining carotid surgery with thrombolysis (simultaneous or staged procedure) offers a new therapeutic approach in the emergency management of an acute carotid-related stroke. Its efficacy should be evaluated in interdisciplinary studies.  (+info)

Expression of interleukin-10 in advanced human atherosclerotic plaques: relation to inducible nitric oxide synthase expression and cell death. (6/2869)

Inflammation is a major feature of human atherosclerosis and is central to development and progression of the disease. A variety of proinflammatory cytokines are expressed in the atherosclerotic plaque and may modulate extracellular matrix remodeling, cell proliferation, and cell death. Little is known, however, about the expression and potential role of anti-inflammatory cytokines in human atherosclerosis. Interleukin-10 (IL-10) is a major anti-inflammatory cytokine whose expression and potential effects in advanced human atherosclerotic plaques have not been evaluated. We studied 21 advanced human atherosclerotic plaques. IL-10 expression was analyzed by use of reverse transcription-polymerase chain reaction and immunohistochemical techniques. Inducible nitric oxide synthase expression was assessed by using immunohistochemistry, and cell death was determined by use of the TUNEL method. Reverse transcription-polymerase chain reaction identified IL-10 mRNA in 12 of 17 atherosclerotic plaques. Immunohistochemical staining of serial sections and double staining identified immunoreactive IL-10 mainly in macrophages, as well as in smooth muscle cells. Consistent with its anti-inflammatory properties, high levels of IL-10 expression were associated with significant decrease in inducible nitric oxide synthase expression (P<0.0001) and cell death (P<0. 0001). Hence, IL-10, a potent anti-inflammatory cytokine, is expressed in a substantial number of advanced human atherosclerotic plaques and might contribute to the modulation of the local inflammatory response and protect from excessive cell death in the plaque.  (+info)

Surgical treatment of internal carotid artery anterior wall aneurysm with extravasation during angiography--case report. (7/2869)

A 54-year-old female presented subarachnoid hemorrhage from an aneurysm arising from the anterior (dorsal) wall of the internal carotid artery (ICA). During four-vessel angiography, an extravasated saccular pooling of contrast medium emerged in the suprasellar area unrelated to any arterial branch. The saccular pooling was visualized in the arterial phase and cleared in the venophase during every contrast medium injection. We suspected that the extravasated pooling was surrounded by hard clot but communicated with the artery. Direct surgery was performed but major premature bleeding occurred during the microsurgical procedure. After temporary clipping, an opening of the anterior (dorsal) wall of the ICA was found without apparent aneurysm wall. The vessel wall was sutured with nylon thread. The total occlusion time of the ICA was about 50 minutes. Follow-up angiography demonstrated good patency of the ICA. About 2 years after the operation, the patient was able to walk with a stick and to communicate freely through speech, although left hemiparesis and left homonymous hemianopsia persisted. The outcome suggests our treatment strategy was not optimal, but suture of the ICA wall is one of the therapeutic choices when premature rupture occurs in the operation.  (+info)

Vasa vasorum: another cause of the carotid string sign. (8/2869)

BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE: Our purpose was to describe a variant of the carotid string sign that may be associated with a completely occluded vessel and to consider possible pathophysiological mechanisms for this observation. METHODS: Carotid angiography was performed in three patients with suspected carotid stenosis and in a fourth with carotid dissection. Surgery was performed in one of the patients with carotid stenosis. RESULTS: On all angiograms, instead of a single linear or curvilinear contrast "string," either single or multiple serpiginous channels were seen. In one case, such a channel was seen emanating from below the origin of an occluded internal carotid stump, reconstituting the distal portion of the vessel. Surgery revealed a completely occluded lumen with a small intramural vessel bypassing the obstruction. CONCLUSION: We propose that these channels are either atherosclerotically induced neovessels connecting bridging vasa vasorum or recanalized luminal thrombus. We review the literature associated with this subject.  (+info)

Purpose: There is a lack of consensus regarding the significance of calcification in the atherosclerotic carotid plaque. While some studies suggest calcification is a stabilizing factor, others have associated it with intraplaque hemorrhage (IPH) - an indicator of plaque vulnerability. Since magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) has been proven to accurately identify the lipid-rich necrotic core (LRNC) and IPH of the carotid lesion, we sought to determine if carotid MRI can accurately detect and quantify calcification. We then tested the hypothesis that the location of calcification relative to the LRNC is an important determinant for the presence of IPH.. Methods: 24 subjects scheduled for carotid endarterectomy were imaged with high-resolution, multi-contrast carotid MRI (T1-weighted, proton density, T2-weighted, and 3D time of flight) at 1.5T. The LRNC, IPH and calcification were identified with previously established MRI criteria. Types of calcification were defined based on location as Type I: ...
BACKGROUND Low plasma concentrations of high-density lipoprotein (HDL) are associated with increased risk of cardiovascular disease. However, recently several studies have questioned the protective role of high plasma HDL levels. OBJECTIVE This study was designed to evaluate HDL functions in women with high plasma HDL cholesterol and very low risk profile with relation to subclinical carotid atherosclerosis (ATS). METHODS Included were 158 middle-aged women with plasma HDL |60 mg/dL and Framingham risk score |7% who had B-mode ultrasound of the carotid arteries. Subclinical ATS was determined by the presence of plaques and/or intima-media thickness (IMT) |1.0 mm. RESULTS ATS was observed in 51 women, with the majority (n=41) having carotid plaques, some with advanced morphology. In a multivariable model analysis, each, HDL or age, were independently associated with increased prevalence of ATS. Odds ratios for ATS were 3.1 and 2.5 greater for age|60 years and HDL |70 mg/dL, respectively. None of
Risk Factors in the Patients with Extracranial Carotid Atherosclerosis. By Mei-Ling Sharon Tai, Julia Sien Yuin Liew, Sheun Yu Mo and Mohamed Abdusalam Elwaifa. There are vascular risk factors known to be associated with stroke. These risk factors have been shown to either directly or indirectly lead to stroke. The risk factors include hypertension (HT), diabetes mellitus (DM), smoking, hyperlipidaemia, ischemic heart disease (IHD) and atrial fibrillation (AF). Studies have shown that carotid atherosclerosis is a cause of stroke. Extracranial carotid atherosclerosis accounts for up to 40% of the ischemic strokes in the Western countries. The latest stroke guidelines recommend the routine use of Ultrasound Carotid Doppler to assess for extracranial carotid artery atherosclerotic diseases (carotid intima media thickness, plaques, carotid stenosis) in these patients. A previous study emphasized the value of carotid ultrasonography in the detection of early extracranial carotid ...
TY - JOUR. T1 - Prospective observation on the association of snoring with subclinical changes in carotid atherosclerosis over four years. AU - Kim, Jinyoung. AU - Pack, Allan. AU - Maislin, Greg. AU - Lee, Seung Ku. AU - Kim, Seong Hwan. AU - Shin, Chol. PY - 2014/7. Y1 - 2014/7. N2 - Objective: Although there is a growing interest in the independent effect of snoring on carotid atherosclerosis, few studies have observed the relationship between snoring and change in carotid atherosclerosis prospectively. Therefore, the present study aimed to prospectively examine the association of snoring with subclinical changes in carotid atherosclerosis during a four-year period. Methods: Participants in an ongoing prospective cohort study (n= 3129) were enrolled. Subclinical changes in carotid atherosclerosis were assessed using: (i) mean and maximum intima-media thickness (IMT) on both common carotid arteries; (ii) prevalence of elevated IMT (maximum IMT ≥1.0. mm); and (iii) presence of plaque. ...
Carotid artery disease is a disease in which a waxy substance called plaque builds up inside the arteries. You have two carotid arteries, one on each side of the neck which divide into the internal and external carotid arteries. The internal arteries supply blood to the brain and the external arteries supply blood to the face, scalp, and neck... Carotid artery disease is serious because it can cause a stroke if the plaque should build up to the point it cuts off blood supply to the brain, or the plaque ruptures and a blood clot forms in the artery cutting off blood supply to the brain.. Carotid artery disease causes over half the strokes that occur in the United States. Carotid artery disease may not have any symptoms until the arteries are severely narrowed or blocked. For some people, a stroke is the first sign of the disease.. ...
TY - JOUR. T1 - Carotid artery atherosclerosis, MRI indices of brain ischemia, aging, and cognitive impairment. T2 - The framingham study. AU - Romero, José R.. AU - Beiser, Alexa. AU - Seshadri, Sudha. AU - Benjamin, Emelia J.. AU - Polak, Joseph F.. AU - Vasan, Ramachandran S.. AU - Au, Rhoda. AU - Decarli, Charles. AU - Wolf, Philip A.. PY - 2009/5/1. Y1 - 2009/5/1. N2 - Background and Purpose-: Carotid atherosclerosis has been associated with increased risk of stroke and poorer cognitive performance in older adults. The relation of carotid atherosclerosis to cognitive impairment and MRI indices of ischemia and aging in midlife is less clear. Methods-: We studied 1975 Framingham Offspring Study participants free of stroke and dementia with available carotid ultrasound, brain MRI, and neuropsychological testing. We related common and internal carotid artery intima-media thickness and internal carotid stenosis to large white matter hyperintensity (,1 SD above age-specific mean), total brain ...
Methods 5 carotid atherosclerotic plaques were obtained at the time of operation (2 symptomatic, 2 asymptomatic, and 1 control). RNA was isolated and 5 cDNA libraries were constructed and sequenced with single-reads100nt in length using one line of flow cell of HySeq 2000 (Illumina Inc). Standard bioinformatic techniques were used to ensure quality screening of raw reads. Ingenuity Systems IPA software was used to determine canonical biological pathways overrepresented in plaques. We compared our data to the data of Illumina Human Body Map processed by a similar analytical pipeline. Linkage analysis was performed. ...
Accumulation of tissue iron has been implicated in development of atherosclerotic lesions mainly because of increased iron-catalyzed oxidative injury. However, it remains unknown whether cellular iron import and storage in human atheroma are related to human atheroma development. We found that transferrin receptor 1 (TfR1), a major iron importer, is highly expressed in foamy macrophages and some smooth muscle cells in intimal lesions of human carotid atheroma, mainly in cytoplasmic accumulation patterns. In 52 human carotid atherosclerotic lesions, TfR1 expression was positively correlated with macrophage infiltration, ectopic lysosomal cathepsin L, and ferritin expression. Highly expressed TfR1 and ferritin in CD68-positive macrophages were significantly associated with development and severity of human carotid plaques, smoking, and patients symptoms. The findings suggest that pathologic macrophage iron metabolism may contribute to vulnerability of human atheroma, established risk factors, and ...
Background: To determine if black-blood 3 T cardiovascular magnetic resonance (bb-CMR) can depict differences between symptomatic and asymptomatic carotid atherosclerotic plaques in acute ischemic stroke patients. Methods: In this prospective monocentric observational study 34 patients (24 males; 70 +/- 9.3 years) with symptomatic carotid disease defined as ischemic brain lesions in one internal carotid artery territory on diffusion weighted images underwent a carotid bb-CMR at 3 T with fat-saturated pre- and post-contrast T1w-, PDw-, T2w- and TOF images using surface coils and Parallel Imaging techniques (PAT factor = 2) within 10 days after symptom onset. All patients underwent extensive clinical workup (lab, brain MR, duplex sonography, 24-hour ECG, transesophageal echocardiography) to exclude other causes of ischemic stroke. Prevalence of American Heart Association lesion type VI (AHA-LT6), status of the fibrous cap, presence of hemorrhage/thrombus and area measurements of calcification, ...
Primary Objective:. Atherosclerosis of the carotid arteries is a common cause of stroke. The prevalence and progression of carotid atherosclerosis are believed to be influenced by genetically inherited variations in lipoprotein metabolism. This study investigates the specific role of paraoxonase, an enzyme thought to detoxify atherogenic oxidized low-density lipoprotein. This study compares veterans who have significant carotid atherosclerosis on ultrasound examination with controls without carotid atherosclerosis. Both paraoxonase activity and genotype will be determined and compared between groups. The results may eventually make it possible to screen for a paraoxonase allele that confers high risk of atherosclerosis, and to diminish the risk by early treatment.. Study Abstract:. The general aim of the proposed research is to evaluate the contribution and mechanism of paraoxonase (PON1) genotypic and phenotypic variation (PON1 status) in risk and progression of carotid artery disease (CAAD). ...
Introduction: The Womens Health Initiative (WHI) previously reported that a diet aimed at reducing total fat intake, while increasing fruit vegetable and grain intake, did not result in a significant reduction in incident stroke. Since the diagnosis and treatment of carotid artery disease may reduce the rate of stroke, the aim of this study was to determine whether the same diet intervention was associated with incident carotid artery disease.. Methods: Participants were 48,835 postmenopausal women aged 50 to 79 years who were randomly assigned to the intervention or comparison groups in the WHI Dietary Modification Trial. The intervention included intensive behavior modification designed to reduce fat intake to 20% of total calories and increase intake of fruits and vegetables to 5 servings/day and grains to at least 6 servings/day. The comparison group received diet-related education materials. The outcome measure of incident carotid artery disease was defined as either symptomatic or ...
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Approach and Results-Histological analysis of 143 endarterectomized human carotid atherosclerotic plaques revealed that ATG16L1 was expressed in areas surrounding the necrotic core and the shoulder regions. Double immunofluorescence labeling revealed that ATG16L1 was abundantly expressed in phagocytic cells (CD68), endothelial cells (CD31), and mast cells (tryptase) in human advanced plaques. ATG16L1 immunogold labeling was predominantly observed in endothelial cells and foamy smooth muscle cells of the plaques. ATG16L1 protein expression correlated with plaque content of proinflammatory cytokines and matrix metalloproteinases. Analysis of Atg16L1 at 2 distinct stages of the atherothrombotic process in a murine model of plaque vulnerability by incomplete ligation and cuff placement in carotid arteries of apolipoprotein-E-deficient mice revealed a strong colocalization of Atg16L1 and smooth muscle cells only in early atherosclerotic lesions. An increase in ATG16L1 expression and autophagy flux ...
Carotid artery symptoms explains why carotid artery disease occurs. A family member has carotid artery disease. Recently he had to have two operations, one on each side of his neck. The operations had to be done a few months apart, with the worst affected artery being done first. Continue reading Carotid Artery Symptoms →. ...
Xie, Gaoqiang, Myint, Phyo K, Zhao, Liancheng, Li, Ying, Wang, Hao, Liang, Lirong and Wu, Yangfeng (2010) Relationship between -592A/C polymorphism of interleukin-10 (IL-10) gene and risk of early carotid atherosclerosis. International Journal of Cardiology, 143 (1). pp. 102-104. ISSN 1874-1754 Full text not available from this repository. (Request a copy ...
Thirty patients scheduled for carotid revascularization underwent preoperative carotid MRI with MATCH and the conventional multi-contrast protocol (T1W, T2W,TOF,CE-T1W) in the same examination with a 3T scanner(Table 1) and 8-channel carotid coil. All image sets were processed using plaque analysis software (MRI-Plaque View, VPDiagnostics). Blinded image review for anatomy and composition identification was performed by 2 radiologists (with 2 and 9-year experience in carotid plaque MR characterization). Images from each artery underwent location matching process (including image reformation in 3D TOF) to account for inconsistency in slice number and thickness between the two protocols and inter-scan motion. Quantitative area measurements of the lumen and wall of the bilateral carotid arteries were obtained from T2-w images. The normalized wall index (NWI) was calculated by dividing the wall area by the total vessel area (lumen+wall). The presence of intraplaque hemorrhage (IPH), calcification ...
The Global Carotid Artery Disease Market is projected to register a growth rate of CAGR of 4.1% for reaching the valuation of USD 11,612.16 million until the year 2023.Global Carotid Artery Disease Market: Information by Diagnosis (Computed Tomography Angiography, Carotid Ultrasound, amp; Magnetic Resonance Angiogra...
Many people are unaware that approximately 30 percent of strokes are caused by blockages in the carotid artery. Carotid artery disease is a condition characterized by a narrowing or blockage of one or both of the carotid arteries in the neck, which supply blood to the brain. Plaque, which is made up of an accumulation of fats, cholesterol, and fibrous tissue, can build up in the arteries over time, as a result of age, genetics, or an unhealthy lifestyle. The team of specialists at Stony Brook Medicine utilizes a multidisciplinary approach to diagnose and treat stroke and pre-stroke conditions, many of which are caused by a narrowing in the carotid arteries. We offer both nonsurgical and traditional treatment options. Specialists from cardiology, vascular surgery, and neurology work together to care for you and your family with compassion and expertise. What is it? Stroke is the leading cause of serious, long-term disability in the United States, and occurs when there is an interruption of blood flow
Duplex Carotid Doppler: This study is often part of the typical work-up for stroke and stroke-like symptoms. Carotid ultrasound detects narrowing or blockage in the neck arteries, which ultimately supply the brain. Significant narrowing of the carotid arteries may lead to stroke and may require surgery or stenting. Ultrasound of the carotids and neck vessels is also used to evaluate dizziness particularly if it is associated with movement of the arm, a condition known as subclavian steal syndrome. Your doctor may also order a carotid ultrasound as a screening test if you have significant risk factors for cardiovascular disease.. ...
At vascular care center, individuals can get the best treatment for carotid artery disease subsumes changes in heart-healthy lifestyle, medicines, & medical procedures. The aim of this treatment is to stop the disease from becoming worse and to stop a stroke. The treatment for Carotid artery disease depends on symptoms, on how severe the disease is, and age and overall health ...
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AIM: The traditional morphological parameters for the description of a carotid atherosclerotic plaque (degree of stenosis, echogenicity, systolic peak velocity etc.) are insufficient for the prediction of the risk of embolization. Contrast enhanced ultrasound (CEUS), based on the theory of inflammation and neoangiogenesis, seems to have a great potential for the detection of unstable plaques. The purpose of our work was to compare echogenicity of the plaque (evaluated with the Grey Scale Median; GSM), the degree of stenosis and CEUS with the histopathological findings ...
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Your doctor will start by taking a health history and examining you. This will help determine your risk factors for developing carotid artery disease. These include smoking, high blood pressure, high cholesterol and family history. The first test your doctor will usually order is an ultrasound of the carotid vessels. This is a noninvasive test that uses sound waves to look at the carotid arteries and to assess the blood flow through them. Sometimes more information is required and a CT angiogram or Magnetic Resonance Angiogram (MRA) may be ordered. These tests involve giving contast (dye) and use of either xrays for CT, or magnetic fields for MRA to create a picture of the artery.. ...
Carotid artery disease is when the carotid arteries, which provide the main blood supply to your brain, become narrow or blocked. Carotid disease is very highly associated with stroke.
Carotid arteries are blood vessels in the neck which supply oxygen to the brain. Carotid artery disease (CAD) is a medical condition in which plaques in
[Bryan, TX] - [July 13, 2020] - CHI St. Joseph Health is the first in the Brazos Valley to treat carotid artery disease and prevent future strokes using a new procedure called TransCarotid Artery Revascularization (TCAR). TCAR (tee-kahr) is a clinically proven, minimally invasive and safe approach for high surgical risk patients who need carotid artery treatment.
Vidant Health - Carotid Artery Disease occurs when the carotid arteries (main blood vessels that carry blood and oxygen to the brain) become narrowed.
Abstract: Introduction: Carotid Endarterectomy (CEA) is widely recognized as effective in significantly reducing the risk of recurrent stroke emanating from extracranial carotid atherosclerosis and approximately 140,000 carotid endarterectomies are performed annually in the United States (US). As such, data are scarce on the prevalence and clinical outcomes of CEA across different age groups. This study aimed to determine and analyze the prevalence, demographic and clinical outcomes of CEA across six decades of life. Methods: Data on 40,276,240 patients were abstracted from discharge data obtained from the Nationwide Inpatient Sample (NIS) database, a part of the Healthcare Cost and Utilization Project (HCUP) of the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (2004-2008). Demographic and clinical characteristics of patients undergoing CEA as the primary procedure were abstracted including age, gender, elective or non-elective admission, comorbidities, Length of Stay (LOS), secondary procedures, ...
Ajduk, Marko and Bulimbašić, Stela and Pavić, Ladislav and Šarlija, Mirko and Patrlj, Leonardo and Brkljačić, Boris and Pavić, Predrag and Čikara, Igor and Ivanac, Gordana (2013) Comparison of multidetector-row computed tomography and duplex Doppler ultrasonography in detecting atherosclerotic carotid plaques complicated with intraplaque hemorrhage. Collegium Antropologicum, 37 (1). pp. 213-9. ISSN 0350-6134 Jukić, Mladen and Pavić, Ladislav and Čerkez Habek, Jasna and Medaković, Petar and Delić Brkljačić, Diana and Brkljačić, Boris (2012) Influence of coronary computed tomography-angiography on patient management. Croatian Medical Journal, 53 (1). pp. 4-10. ISSN 0353-9504 Ajduk, Marko and Pavić, Ladislav and Bulimbašić, Stela and Šarlija, Mirko and Pavić, Predrag and Patrlj, Leonardo and Brkljačić, Boris (2009) Multidetector-row computed tomography in evaluation of atherosclerotic carotid plaques complicated with intraplaque hemorrhage. Annals of Vascular Surgery, 23 ...
In a population-based prospective study of more than 5000 men and women aged 65 years or older, the Cardiovascular Health Study1 found a strong relation between three different measures of carotid atherosclerosis and the presence of any major abnormality, including T-wave inversions, on the resting ECG. Unfortunately, this study did not examine the prevalence of isolated T-wave abnormalities in relation to carotid disease separately from other major ECG abnormalities and included subjects with angina, myocardial infarction, and coronary revascularization.1 The strong association between nonspecific repolarization abnormalities, which included localized T-wave inversions, and subsequent coronary morbidity and mortality found in large population studies8 9 10 11 12 13 14 and the increased mortality in asymptomatic patients with carotid disease and similar nonspecific ECG abnormalities27 suggest that asymptomatic individuals with carotid hypertrophy and localized T-wave inversions on the resting ...
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Indirect noninvasive neurovascular tests provide information on hemodynamic changes cephalad to the carotid bifurcation, whereas direct tests measure anatomic or physiologic changes at the bifurcation itself. Batteries of tests are often done and should combine both indirect and direct methods. Results with two ultrasonic techniques and digital subtraction intravenous angiography suggest a larger role for these methods. Carotid arteriography is the definitive procedure for evaluating the carotid artery, although it should only be done when carotid endarterectomy is contemplated. The relative risks and benefits of other diagnostic and therapeutic management strategies should guide the decision to do noninvasive neurovascular tests, or to proceed directly to arteriography. ...
Diagnosis of carotid artery disease (stenosis) (costs for program #167077) ✔ University Hospital RWTH Aachen ✔ Department of Thoracic, Vascular Surgery and Cardiac Surgery ✔
Carotid artery disease is a slow developing condition which can cause a stroke by clogging arteries to the brain. Here are the causes and treatment options
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Carotid artery disease causes a narrowing of the major blood vessels that supply the brain. It is caused by atherosclerosis and can lead to a stroke.
Carotid artery disease causes a narrowing of the major blood vessels that supply the brain. It is caused by atherosclerosis and can lead to a stroke.
This stock medical exhibit portrays bilateral carotid artery atherosclerosis. In the upper left, a small orientation figure focuses on the arteries of interest. Two larger, anterior cut-away views of both the right and left internal carotid arteries are used to depict the atherosclerosis. The right internal carotid artery is 85% occluded and the left internal carotid artery is completely occluded.
Have you been told you have diseased or clogged carotid arteries (carotid stenosis)? Are you nervous about what this may mean in terms of your risk of stroke? Here are some answers to commonly asked questions regarding carotid artery disease.. What are the carotid arteries?. Carotid arteries are the two main blood vessels that supply most of your brain with blood.. What is a carotid bruit and does it definitely mean that the carotid is blocked?. A carotid bruit is a swooshing sound heard during a physical exam in which the physician listens to the sound of blood flow through the neck. When blood passes through a narrowing channel, it will give a very distinctive sound when heard through a stethoscope. Approximately 30 percent of patients with a carotid bruit will have a significant carotid blockage. However, carotid bruits are often associated with the presence of other atherosclerotic heart disease as well as other cardiovascular problems.. How is a carotid bruit assessed by my ...
TY - JOUR. T1 - Management of atherosclerotic carotid artery disease. T2 - Clinical practice guidelines of the Society for Vascular Surgery. AU - Hobson, Robert W.. AU - Mackey, William C.. AU - Ascher, Enrico. AU - Murad, M. Hassan. AU - Calligaro, Keith D.. AU - Comerota, Anthony J.. AU - Montori, Victor M.. AU - Eskandari, Mark K.. AU - Massop, Douglas W.. AU - Bush, Ruth L.. AU - Lal, Brajesh K.. AU - Perler, Bruce A.. N1 - Copyright: Copyright 2008 Elsevier B.V., All rights reserved.. PY - 2008/8. Y1 - 2008/8. N2 - The Society for Vascular Surgery (SVS) appointed a committee of experts to formulate evidence-based clinical guidelines for the management of carotid stenosis. In formulating clinical practice recommendations, the committee used systematic reviews to summarize the best available evidence and the GRADE scheme to grade the strength of recommendations (GRADE 1 for strong recommendations; GRADE 2 for weak recommendations) and rate the quality of evidence (high, moderate, low, and ...
Our current study demonstrates a strong association between increasing soft plaque thickness measurements and ipsilateral ischemic events. We found that with each 1-mm increase in plaque thickness, patients with high-grade extracranial internal carotid artery disease had 2.7 times greater likelihood to have had ipsilateral ischemic disease. On the contrary, densely calcified plaque was associated with a lower risk of symptomatic disease, with maximum hard plaque thickness substantially higher in asymptomatic patients. Of the plaque imaging characteristics we studied, maximum soft plaque thickness had the best ability to discriminate between symptomatic and asymptomatic subjects, with an optimal cutoff of 3.5 mm.. Several studies have used CTA plaque characteristics in defining carotid disease.11-13,15,18,19 However, the clinical relevance to patients with carotid disease has been limited because these studies have often studied a wide range of stenosis severity15,20 and have used advanced ...
The purpose of the study is to investigate the hemodynamic effect of calcified carotid plaque on blood flow in patients diagnosed with carotid artery disease. Two carotid artery models were generated based on a sample patient data, with normal and calcified carotid artery appearances. Circular calcified carotid plaque was found at the carotid bifurcation based on 3D computed tomography images. A computational fluid dynamics was performed to analyze the changes of blood flow in different situations. Our results showed that apparent turbulence was found in the diastolic phase at the carotid bifurcation in normal carotid artery geometry. In the presence of the calcified plaque, the flow velocity was increased to some extent, indicating the effect of plaque on hemodynamic changes. Wall shear stress was noticed to decrease at the aortic branches, and this indicates the potential risk of developing stenosis at this area. Our preliminary study demonstrates fluid structure interaction between calcified ...
When narrowing occurs in the main arteries that flow to the brain, the condition is called carotid artery disease. This can increase a persons risk of having a stroke, however, most people are unaware that they might have it!. Carotid duplex ultrasound, or an ultrasound of the carotid artery, is a simple and painless test performed in our office that easily detects carotid artery disease.. Treating carotid artery disease is focused on preventing a stroke, or if you have had a stroke, preventing any further strokes. Lifestyle changes are key in this battle. Sometimes medications are needed as well. Surgeries or stenting may be needed in certain people.. Carotid stenting is a minimally invasive procedure for certain appropriate people with carotid disease. A small metal mesh tube, or stent, is placed in the artery to prop it open.. Discuss with one of our cardiologists to see if you are at risk for carotid artery disease.. ...
To our knowledge, this is the first study to reveal that carotid plaque characteristics identified by 3-T in vivo MRI differ between men and women who are referred to subspecialists for the evaluation of asymptomatic carotid stenosis seen on DUS or CT angiogram. Men tend to have carotid plaque characterized by the presence of LR/NC and thin/ruptured fibrous cap as well as larger percent volume of LR/NC and intraplaque hemorrhage as compared with women.. We determined baseline patient characteristics and MR angiographic findings as potential confounders to characterize plaque features. It is known that the prevalence of intraplaque hemorrhage is high in CEA specimens removed from severely stenotic carotid arteries,23 and the prevalence of complicated American Heart Association Type VI carotid atherosclerotic lesions increases as the degree of stenosis increases from 1% to 15% to 80% to 99%.24 The present study demonstrated that LR/NC and a thin/ruptured fibrous cap occurred more often in men than ...
Introduction and objectives The equations used in the general population to calculate cardiovascular risk are not useful in genetic hypercholesterolemia (GH). Carotid plaque detection has proved useful in cardiovascular prediction and risk reclassification but there have been no studies of its usefulness in GH. The aim of this study was to determine the association between the presence of carotid artery plaque and the occurrence of cardiovascular events in patients with GH.. Methods This study included 1778 persons with GH. The mean follow-up until the occurrence of cardiovascular events was 6.26 years. At presentation, the presence of carotid artery plaque was studied by high-resolution ultrasound.. Results Carotid artery plaque was found in 661 (37.2%) patients: 31.9% with familial hypercholesterolemia, 39.8% with familial combined hyperlipidemia, 45.5% with dysbetalipoproteinemia, and 43.2% with polygenic hypercholesterolemia. During follow-up, 58 patients had a cardiovascular event. Event ...
TY - JOUR. T1 - Low CD4+ T-cell count as a major atherosclerosis risk factor in HIV-infected women and men. AU - Kaplan, Robert C.. AU - Kingsley, Lawrence A.. AU - Gange, Stephen J.. AU - Benning, Lorie. AU - Jacobson, Lisa P.. AU - Lazar, Jason. AU - Anastos, Kathryn. AU - Tien, Phyllis C.. AU - Sharrett, A. Richey. AU - Hodis, Howard N.. PY - 2008/8/20. Y1 - 2008/8/20. N2 - Objective:: To assess the association of HIV infection, HIV disease parameters (including CD4+ T-cell counts, HIV viral load, and AIDS) and antiretroviral medication use with subclinical carotid artery atherosclerosis. Design:: Cross-sectional study nested within a prospective cohort study. Methods:: Among participants in the Womens Interagency HIV Study (1331 HIV-infected women, 534 HIV-uninfected women) and Multicenter AIDS Cohort Study (600 HIV-infected men, 325 HIV-uninfected men), we measured subclinical carotid artery lesions and common carotid artery intima-media thickness using B-mode ultrasound. We estimated ...
The presence of ulceration in carotid artery plaque is an independent risk factor for thromboembolic stroke. However, the associated pathophysiological mechanisms - in particular the mechanisms related to the local hemodynamics in the carotid artery bifurcation - are not well understood. We investigated the effect of carotid plaque ulceration on the local time-varying three-dimensional flow field using computational fluid dynamics (CFD) models of a stenosed carotid bifurcation geometry, with and without the presence of ulceration. CFD analysis of each model was performed with a spatial finite element discretization of over 150,000 quadratic tetrahedral elements and a temporal discretization of 4800 timesteps per cardiac cycle, to adequately resolve the flow field and pulsatile flow, respectively. Pulsatile flow simulations were iterated for five cardiac cycles to allow for cycle-to-cycle analysis following the damping of initial transients in the solution. Comparison between models revealed ...
BACKGROUND AND AIMS: Common mechanisms for the development of micro- and macroangiopathic diabetic complications have been suggested. We aimed to cross-sectionally investigate strength and characteristics of the association between carotid atherosclerosis and microangiopathy in type 2 diabetic patients. METHODS AND RESULTS: Common carotid artery intima-media thickness (cIMT), carotid plaque (CP) type and degree of stenosis were evaluated by ultrasound, along with the determination of anthropometric parameters, HbA1c, lipid profile, assessment of diabetic retinopathy and nephropathy, in 662 consecutive patients with type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2DM). Patients were divided according to high/low cIMT, presence/absence of CP and of retinopathy and nephropathy. Patients with CP were older, more prevalently males, past smokers, had longer diabetes duration, significantly lower HDL cholesterol and more prevalent ischemic heart disease (all p,0.05) as compared to those with cIMT , 1 mm. Microangiopathies ...
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TY - JOUR. T1 - Detection of Carotid Atherosclerotic Plaque Neovascularization Using Contrast Enhanced Ultrasound. T2 - A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis of Diagnostic Accuracy Studies. AU - Huang, Runqing. AU - Abdelmoneim, Sahar S.. AU - Ball, Caroline A.. AU - Nhola, Lara F.. AU - Farrell, Ann M.. AU - Feinstein, Steven. AU - Mulvagh, Sharon L.. PY - 2016. Y1 - 2016. N2 - Background: Intraplaque neovascularization is considered an important indicator of plaque vulnerability. Contrast-enhanced ultrasound (CEUS) of carotid arteries improves imaging of carotid intima-media thickness and permits real-time visualization of neovascularization of the atherosclerotic plaque. The authors conducted a systematic review and meta-analysis to evaluate the accuracy of CEUS-detected carotid atherosclerotic plaque. Methods: A systematic search was performed to identify studies published in the MEDLINE, Embase, Scopus, and Web of Science databases from 2004 to June 2015. Studies evaluating the accuracy of ...
TY - JOUR. T1 - Anterior displacement of the mandible for better exposure of the distal segment of the extracranial carotid artery. AU - Cantore, G. P.. AU - Delfini, R.. AU - Mariottini, A.. AU - Santoro, A.. AU - Cascone, P.. PY - 1987/3. Y1 - 1987/3. N2 - Anterior displacement of the mandible (ADM) was performed in 34 patients undergoing surgery for malformations or atheromatous lesions of the distal segment of the extracranial internal carotid artery (ICA). This procedure greatly facilitates surgical access to the upper cervical region and has several advantages over mandibulotomy-mandibulectomy, namely: A shorter operating time, sparing of the inferior alveolar nerve and of the mandibular branch of cranial nerve VII, with no need for post-operative immobilization of the mandible. ADM permits the correction of ICA lesions extending as far as the first cervical vertebra. For lesions extending into the carotid canal ADM needs to be supplemented by various other procedures via the base of the ...
New research from the Netherlands shows that 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 the American Thoracic Society. The cross-sectional study, part of the Rotterdam Study, an ongoing population-based cohort study examining the occurrence of and risk factors for chronic diseases in subjects aged 55 years and older, involved 253 patients with COPD and 920 patients without the condition. COPD was confirmed by spirometry. Participations with carotid wall thickening (intima-media thickness ≥ 2.5 mm) on ultrasonography underwent high-resolution MRI to characterize carotid plaques.. Participants with COPD had a twofold increased risk of carotid wall thickening on ultrasonography compared with controls. This risk increased significantly with the severity of airflow limitation. On MRI, vulnerable lipid core plaques were significantly more frequent ...
New research from the Netherlands shows that 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 the American Thoracic Society. The cross-sectional study, part of the Rotterdam Study, an ongoing population-based cohort study examining the occurrence of and risk factors for chronic diseases in subjects aged 55 years and older, involved 253 patients with COPD and 920 patients without the condition. COPD was confirmed by spirometry. Participations with carotid wall thickening (intima-media thickness ≥ 2.5 mm) on ultrasonography underwent high-resolution MRI to characterize carotid plaques.. Participants with COPD had a twofold increased risk of carotid wall thickening on ultrasonography compared with controls. This risk increased significantly with the severity of airflow limitation. On MRI, vulnerable lipid core plaques were significantly more frequent ...
The introduction of cerebral angiography in the 1930s by Moniz, followed by detailed postmortem studies of the cervical portion of the carotid artery in the 1950s by Miller Fisher, drew attention to the extracranial carotid arterys being more important than the middle cerebral artery in ischemic stroke (1). The description of the diagnostic features of carotid disease soon followed, and this led to strategies for preventing or eliminating carotid lesions. From the earliest writings, clinical investigators have debated a possible connection between severe carotid disease and impaired cognition. Few dispute the relationship between cognitive decline and large areas of infarction of cortex supplied by the carotid artery. The unsettled component is the causal relationship between mild cognitive decline and asymptomatic disease in the carotid artery that supplies the dominant hemisphere (the left carotid in 98% of right-handed individuals). In the presence of intellectual changes, should an ...
TY - JOUR. T1 - Machine learning to predict rapid progression of carotid atherosclerosis in patients with impaired glucose tolerance. AU - Hu, Xia. AU - Reaven, Peter D.. AU - Saremi, Aramesh. AU - Liu, Ninghao. AU - Abbasi, Mohammad Ali. AU - Liu, Huan. AU - Migrino, Raymond Q.. AU - the ACT NOW Study Investigators, ACT NOW Study Investigators. PY - 2016/12/1. Y1 - 2016/12/1. N2 - Objectives: Prediabetes is a major epidemic and is associated with adverse cardio-cerebrovascular outcomes. Early identification of patients who will develop rapid progression of atherosclerosis could be beneficial for improved risk stratification. In this paper, we investigate important factors impacting the prediction, using several machine learning methods, of rapid progression of carotid intima-media thickness in impaired glucose tolerance (IGT) participants. Methods: In the Actos Now for Prevention of Diabetes (ACT NOW) study, 382 participants with IGT underwent carotid intima-media thickness (CIMT) ultrasound ...
Keywords: genetics, carotid artery, ultrasonography, linkage evaluation, variance components Launch Studies show that carotid artery framework and function arent only inspired by coronary disease (CVD) risk elements but also Apremilast may represent phenotypic procedures of vascular disease beyond those conferred by typical CVD risk elements (1C4). Furthermore, latest research have TM4SF4 provided proof a link between carotid artery lumen size and threat of aortic aneurysm development in population-based examples (5C6). In the Troms? Research, investigators discovered that common carotid artery lumen size was independently connected with threat of abdominal aortic aneurysm in guys (odds proportion, OR=1.9 [95% confidence interval, CI: 1.2C2.9]) and females (OR=4.1 [95% CI: 1.5C10.8]), suggesting a link Apremilast between carotid artery dilatation and an over-all arterial dilating diathesis (5). Carotid artery lumen size is certainly impact by age group highly, blood circulation pressure (BP) ...
Among patients with familial hypercholesterolemia and carotid atherosclerosis, the ACAT inhibitor pactimibe failed to reduce CIMT. There was no change in maximum CIMT at follow-up, although mean CIMT progressed more with pactimibe compared with placebo. LDL cholesterol increased more with pactimibe. Serious adverse events were similar between the groups, although there were more major adverse cardiovascular events with pactimibe. This composite outcome was mainly influenced by a higher rate of MI with pactimibe ...
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Figure 2 Step-by-Step Carotid Artery Stenting. (A) Bilateral visualization using a diagnostic catheter in the right internal carotid artery. During proximal protection with flow blockage (Medtronic Invatec MoMa, Roncadelle, Italy), a standard 0.014-inch coronary wire was inserted in the dissection and could not be advanced further (arrow). A hydrophilic polymeric 0.014-inch wire (Fielder FC, Asahi-Intecc, Aichi, Japan) (arrowhead) over a coronary microcatheter (Finecross, Terumo, Tokyo, Japan) (black arrow) managed to re-enter the true lumen distally (B, C). (D) Wire progression was controlled by performing contralateral injections. Once the wire reached the midcerebral artery (E), the microcatheter was advanced (F), and the position was checked again with gentle injection of contrast medium (G). (H) The hydrophilic wire was exchanged for a standard one with a trapping balloon inside the MoMa catheter. After predilations with 3.5-mm balloons, 2 open-cell stents (Precise 7-40 mm, Cordis, Fremont, ...
Exploring Best Medical Treatments vs. an Intervention The continuing debate among vascular specialists over the comparative benefits of different approaches to treating carotid artery disease takes center stage at the 39th Annual VEITHsymposium, November 14-18, with a number of presentations over the five-day event, and two dedicated afternoon sessions on Wednesday and Thursday afternoon to explore the controversies.. While there is universal acceptance of the fact that carotid atherosclerosis, (hardening of the arteries) is a high risk factor for stroke, vascular specialists continue to disagree on the optimal methods to treat it, especially in asymptomatic patients who have plaque deposits and narrowing of the arteries detectable via ultrasound but no prior history of a cardiovascular event.. One school of thought favors medical management over intervention, using prescription drugs (antiplatelet drugs, anti hypertensives, statins) to control cholesterol and prevent further build up of ...
Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minn., ranks No. 1 for neurology and neurosurgery in the U.S. News & World Report Best Hospitals rankings. Mayo Clinic in Scottsdale, Ariz., and Mayo Clinic in Jacksonville, Fla., are ranked among the Best Hospitals for neurology and neurosurgery by U.S. News & World Report. Mayo Clinic also ranks among the Best Childrens Hospitals for neurology and neurosurgery.. At Mayo Clinic, neurologists work with neurosurgeons and with specialists in heart and blood vessel conditions (cardiologists), blood vessel surgery (vascular and endovascular surgeons), and imaging techniques (radiologists) to diagnose people who have carotid artery disease. Mayo Clinics team approach means doctors can often diagnose your condition and develop a treatment plan within a few days.. Mayo Clinic surgeons have experience performing complex procedures such as carotid endarterectomy and carotid angioplasty and stenting. At Mayo, specialists individualize care to your specific needs.. Mayo Clinic ...
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE: Development of translational functional imaging modalities for atherosclerosis risk stratification is sought for stroke prediction. Our group has developed late-phase contrast-enhanced ultrasound (LP-CEUS) to quantify microbubble contrast retention within carotid atherosclerosis and shown it to separate asymptomatic plaques from those responsible for recent cerebrovascular events. We hypothesized that microbubbles are retained in areas of plaque inflammation, aiming to examine whether LP-CEUS signal reflects plaque biology. METHODS: Subjects awaiting carotid endarterectomy (n=31) underwent axial LP-CEUS and diseased intimal segments were symmetrically divided in the long axis. Half-specimens underwent quantitative immunohistochemical analysis for CD68 (macrophages) and CD31 (angiogenesis). Half-specimens were processed for atheroma cell culture and supernatant collected at 24 hours for multianalyte profiling for 34 analytes. RESULTS: Percentage area immunopositivity was
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE: The risk for cardiovascular events is related to the composition and stability of an atherosclerotic plaque driven by inflammation and deposition of lipids. Scavenger receptors are a family of cell surface receptors involved in lipid uptake and inflammation. Recently, we found that soluble CD36 is increased in plasma from patients with diabetes strongly correlated with insulin resistance. METHODS: We tested whether soluble CD36 is a marker of plaque stability in patients with high-grade internal carotid stenoses (n=62). The patients were classified according to plaque symptomatology and plaque echogenicity on ultrasound examination. RESULTS: When patients were divided into 3 groups according to the latest clinical symptoms from plaques (ie, symptoms within the last 2 months [n=16], symptoms within the last 2 to 6 months [n=15], or asymptomatic [n=31]), the former group had significantly raised plasma levels of soluble CD36 as compared with the other 2 groups. In contrast, ...
In this study using serial images of the in vivo carotid artery over a 54-month period, the development of IPH was found to be associated with an immediate and long-term acceleration of plaque progression compared with the period before. These observations expand our understanding of the potentially central role that IPH contributes to carotid atherosclerotic disease in 2 important ways. First, acceleration of plaque growth was seen coincidently with new IPH, suggesting IPH is a direct promoter rather than a bystander in plaque progression. Second, the accelerating effects of IPH did not resolve after an extended period of observation. These findings substantiate previous animal studies (17) and human studies of a shorter duration (4,5), which conjectured that the presence of IPH may fundamentally alter the biology of atherosclerotic disease. Therefore, the early identification of patients with IPH regardless of stenotic severity or plaque burden may prove invaluable in optimizing management to ...
Treatment with statins to currently recommended levels of LDL, whether alone or in combination with niacin, resulted in significant and sustained reduction in carotid atherosclerosis. Niacin treatment resulted in HDL that was 17% higher than with statins alone, accounted for, in part, by a significant HDL decline with placebo. Placebo-treated patients required a significant, small, increase in statin dose over 18 months (4.2 mg atorvastatin equivalent) to reach therapeutic goals, though there was no difference in final statin dose. Both therapeutic strategies resulted in regression of carotid atherosclerosis to a similar degree.. The bulk of existing evidence supporting the use of niacin in the secondary prevention of cardiovascular events derives from studies using imaging measures as their endpoints. Previous reports have extensively explored the differences in patient populations and outcomes in these trials.22 An understanding of the heterogeneity in combination therapies, lipid endpoints ...
BACKGROUND:. Atherosclerotic vascular disease is a major source of morbidity and mortality. Inflammation plays an important role in atherosclerosis. The tools to systematically study the extent to which genetic variation determines risk of and progression of atherosclerosis are only now becoming available.. DESIGN NARRATIVE:. The study will evaluate the role of genetic variation in inflammatory pathway genes at 29 loci on the risk and progression of carotid artery atherosclerotic disease (CAAD). Genes to be evaluated include those potentially involved in plaque initiation and progression. The investigators will evaluate single nucleotide polymorphisms (SNPs) informative for the common locus haplotypes. Choice of informative polymorphisms for evaluation is based on the genes evolutionary history. They will evaluate progression effects in subjects with CAAD followed longitudinally by noninvasive magnetic resonance (MR) techniques over 3 years. Risk will be evaluated by case-control comparisons. ...
Carotid endarterectomy (CEA) is a surgical treatment for carotid artery disease. The carotid arteries are the main blood vessels that carry oxygen and blood to the brain. In carotid artery disease, these arteries become narrowed. This reduces blood flow to the brain and could cause a stroke.
Hypoplasia of one or both internal carotid artery (ICA) is a rare congenital developmental abnormality. The early neurological presentation of this disorder is rare because many of these cases remain asymptomatic and go undetected due to the presence of collateral vessels. We describe a newborn that presented with seizures at 27 hours after birth. Extended ischemia of the right hemisfere was observed on computed tomography (CT), while the 3D MIP reconstruction showed hypoplasia of right internal carotid artery. After about 3 weeks, the rapid improvement of the newborns cerebral ultrasound and EEG allowed to discontinue corticosteroid and sedative therapy. The infant was discharged after 40 days of life in good clinical condition ...
Carotid artery disease occurs when plaque, a build-up of fat, cholesterol and other substances, collects and forms along the walls of the carotid arteries. This buildup of plaque and the injury it causes is called atherosclerosis.. Over time, the walls of affected arteries thicken and become stiff and the blood vessel may also become narrowed, a condition called stenosis, limiting blood flow.. Left untreated, carotid artery disease increases the risk for stroke. A stroke occurs when blood flow to the brain is obstructed by plaque or blood clots, when bits of plaque break free and travel to smaller arteries in the brain, or when a blood vessel in the brain ruptures. A lack of oxygen and other essential nutrients may cause permanent damage to the brain or death.. ...
Page provides an overview of carotid artery disease, including an overview, causes, symptoms, tests, prevention and treatment. Also discusses the carotid endarterectomy procedure and its potential risks as well as possible alternatives.
Narrowing of the carotid arteries is most often caused by atherosclerosis. This is a buildup of plaque in the inner lining of the artery. Plaque is made up of fatty substances, cholesterol, cellular waste products, calcium, and fibrin. Atherosclerosis, or hardening of the arteries, can affect arteries throughout the body. Carotid artery disease is similar to coronary artery disease, in which blockages form in the arteries of the heart, and may cause a heart attack. In the brain, it can lead to stroke. The brain needs a constant supply of oxygen and nutrients to function. Even a brief break in blood supply can cause problems. Brain cells start to die after just a few minutes without blood or oxygen. If the narrowing of the carotid arteries becomes severe enough to block blood flow, or a piece of plaque breaks off and blocks blood flow to the brain, a stroke may happen. You may or may not have symptoms of carotid artery disease. Plaque buildup may not be blocking enough blood flow to cause ...
A segmentation framework is proposed to determine the wall thickness, carotid artery plaque volume as morphological markers. MRI features, NMR peaks, oxida
"Unilateral visual loss in bright light may indicate ipsilateral carotid artery occlusive disease and may reflect the inability ... An unusual symptom of carotid artery occlusive disease". Arch. Neurol. 36 (11): 675-6. doi:10.1001/archneur.1979.00500470045007 ... The most common source of these athero-emboli is an atherosclerotic carotid artery. However, a severely atherosclerotic carotid ... "some of the more frequent causes include atheromatous disease of the internal carotid or ophthalmic artery, vasospasm, optic ...
Relationship between periodontal disease, tooth loss, and carotid artery plaque". Stroke. 34 (9): 2120-5. doi:10.1161/01.STR. ... Diseases may cause periodontal disease or bone loss to prompt tooth loss. Consequently, periodontal disease may cause increased ... The main method of preventing tooth loss is prevention of oral diseases. Tooth loss can be due to tooth decay and gum disease. ... Diseases commonly related to tooth loss include, but are not limited to: cardiovascular disease, cancer, osteoporosis and ...
Estol CJ (March 1996). "Dr C. Miller Fisher and the history of carotid artery disease". Stroke. 27 (3): 559-66. doi:10.1161/01. ... He contributed greatly to the understanding of stroke, more specifically carotid artery disease and lacunar infarcts and their ... He made a number of contributions to the understanding of cervical artery dissection (carotid artery dissection and vertebral ... He also showed the relationship between stroke and carotid artery stenosis, which made preventive surgery possible and greatly ...
"Carotid Stent Placement for Extracranial Carotid Artery Disease: Current State of the Art". Catheterization and Cardiovascular ... becoming a member of the team that largely influenced the application of carotid artery stenting for stroke prevention. He also ... Gomez, C.R. (1998). "The Role of Carotid Angioplasty and Stenting". Seminars in Neurology. 18 (4): 501-511. doi:10.1055/s-2008- ... Gomez, C.R. (2000). "Carotid Angioplasty and Stenting: New Horizons". Current Atherosclerosis Reports. 2 (2): 151-159. doi: ...
"Cytomegalovirus Immunoglobulin G Antibody Is Associated With Subclinical Carotid Artery Disease Among HIV-Infected Women". ... The WIHS is funded primarily by the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID), with additional co-funding ... sexually transmitted diseases, and reproductive function. Thus, WIHS funding was augmented in 2001 to empower the study to ... was established in August 1993 to investigate the impact and progression of HIV disease in women. he WIHS enrolls both HIV- ...
Atherosclerosis can lead to coronary artery disease, carotid artery disease, peripheral artery disease, and aneurysms. Standing ... The authors also found that men with carotid stenosis or ischemic heart disease were at greater risk for the progression of ... "Diseases and Conditions: Varicose veins". Mayo Clinic. Retrieved December 22, 2015. "Society of Interventional Radiology- ... 2000) the authors examined the relationship between standing at work and the progression of carotid atherosclerosis in men. ...
"A common VLDLR polymorphism interacts with APOE genotype in the prediction of carotid artery disease risk". J. Lipid Res. 49 (3 ... In addition, being that apoE, a major ligand of VLDLR, is a leading genetic risk factor for Alzheimer's disease, VLDLR may play ... VLDLR has also been shown to reduce the chances of premature heart disease and stroke because VLDLR clears out lipoprotein A ( ... Mutations of this gene may lead to a variety of symptoms and diseases, which include type I lissencephaly, cerebellar ...
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... of clot formation process by treatment with the low-molecular-weight heparin nadroparin in patients with carotid artery disease ...
Carotid atherosclerosis involves the major branch arteries that provide blood to the brain. Carotid artery disease incurs an ... Carotid artery disease can be typically addressed with open surgical techniques (carotid endarterectomy) or though endovascular ... "Peripheral artery disease and risk of cardiovascular events in patients with coronary artery disease: Insights from the Heart ... patients with Peripheral Arterial Disease have an increased risk of Coronary Artery Disease, and severe Peripheral Artery ...
... there is plausibility and initial evidence to support snoring as an independent source of carotid artery/cardiovascular disease ... Vibration of the carotid artery with snoring also lends itself as a potential mechanism for atherosclerotic plaque rupture and ... Amatoury J, Howitt L, Wheatley JR, Avolio AP, Amis TC (May 2006). "Snoring-related energy transmission to the carotid artery in ... Studies have associated loud snoring with the development of carotid artery atherosclerosis. Amatoury et al. demonstrated that ...
Madan SA, John F, Pyrsopoulos N, Pitchumoni CS (2015). "Nonalcoholic fatty liver disease and carotid artery atherosclerosis in ... Variations in IMT between different locations (e.g. the common carotid artery, the carotid bulb and the internal carotid artery ... The carotid artery is the usual site of measurement of IMT and consensus statements for carotid IMT have been published for ... Often, carotid IMT is measured in three locations: in the common carotid artery (typically at one cm proximal to the flow ...
... carotid artery disease and venous disease. His research on how progressive narrowing of the carotid artery reduced brain ... His research on carotid artery disease contributed to the introduction of minimally invasive carotid artery stenting as an ... He has participated in writing the guidelines that are used for treating carotid artery disease in the US. He is now leading ... These findings are leading to a shift on how this disease is viewed. Even without causing a stroke, the carotid disease leads ...
Correlation with cerebral collaterals in internal carotid artery occlusive disease". Journal of Neurology. 253 (10): 1285-1291 ... The left and right internal carotid arteries arise from the left and right common carotid arteries. The posterior communicating ... Anterior cerebral artery (left and right) Anterior communicating artery Internal carotid artery (left and right) Posterior ... The vertebral arteries arise from the subclavian arteries. The anterior communicating artery connects the two anterior cerebral ...
"Effect of comprehensive cardiovascular disease risk management on longitudinal changes in carotid artery intima-media thickness ... O'Leary DH, Polak JF, Kronmal RA, Manolio TA, Burke GL, Wolfson SK (January 1999). "Carotid-artery intima and media thickness ... Testing for plaque includes a carotid intima-media thickness test, (CIMT), which measures blood flow through the arteries and ... Doneen AL, Bale BF (March 2013). "Carotid intima-media thickness testing as an asymptomatic cardiovascular disease identifier ...
... for research and for management of patients with carotid artery disease. (.). This has evolved to the use of 3-D plaque volume ... in high-risk patients with narrowing of the carotid arteries, the process of "Treating Arteries" was associated with a >80% ... With Maria Dicicco, RVT, he pioneered the measurement of total plaque area (TPA) in a patient's carotid artery using ultrasound ... The effect of drug therapies on carotid plaque volume can now be evaluated in a very cost-effective way. Development of ...
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... carotid artery and peripheral artery disease or 50 years and older with diabetes and additional risk factors for cardiovascular ... and established cardiovascular disease or diabetes and two or more additional risk factors for cardiovascular disease. It is ... Hu Y, Hu FB, Manson JE (October 2019). "Marine Omega-3 Supplementation and Cardiovascular Disease: An Updated Meta-Analysis of ... People must also have either established cardiovascular disease alone or diabetes along with two or more additional risk ...
The retinal arteries may show spontaneous pulsations.[citation needed] If carotid occlusive disease results in ophthalmic ... The syndrome has been associated with occlusion of the common carotid artery, internal carotid artery, and less frequently the ... Retinal artery occlusion (such as central retinal artery occlusion or branch retinal artery occlusion) leads to rapid death of ... such as coronary artery disease and especially carotid atherosclerosis). Consequently, those with transient blurring of vision ...
... and the global epidemiological estimates for peripheral artery disease (PAD), carotid atherosclerosis and chronic obstructive ... and national prevalence and risk factors for peripheral artery disease in 2015: an updated systematic review and analysis". The ... "Comparison of global estimates of prevalence and risk factors for peripheral artery disease in 2000 and 2010: a systematic ... Igor Rudan co-led the discovery of the SLC2A9 gene variants that were associated with uric acid levels and gout disease. In ...
... carotid artery disease and problems of the cervical and lumbar spine. During his surgical internship, he met and married ... "Patient Selection for Carotid Endarterectomy." In: Bederson JB, Tuhrim S, (eds), Treatment of Carotid Disease: A Practitioner's ... Bederson is co-author of Treatment of Carotid Disease: A Practitioner's Manual (ISBN 1-879284-55-3), 12 chapters and 53 peer- ... "Carotid Endarterectomy: Description, Complications, and Adjuncts." In: Bederson JB, Tuhrim S (eds), Treatment of Carotid ...
... may also be contraindicated in patients with cerebrovascular disease, carotid artery stenosis, and ... but patients with pre-existing cardiovascular disease limiting myocardial function (such as angina pectoris) may not. Applying ...
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These vessels are the ACA (anterior cerebral artery), MCA (middle cerebral artery), and ICA (internal carotid artery). The ... such as the external carotid artery or the superficial temporal artery to replace its circulation. The arteries are either sewn ... The disease causes constrictions primarily in the internal carotid artery, and often extends to the middle and anterior ... cerebral arteries, branches of the internal carotid artery inside the skull. When the internal carotid artery becomes ...
The common carotid artery divides into the internal and the external carotid arteries. The internal carotid artery becomes the ... Dissections within the carotid arteries or vertebral arteries may compromise blood flow to the brain due to thrombosis, and ... Many of these diseases can be asymptomatic until an acute event, such as a stroke, occurs. Cerebrovascular diseases can also ... From the basilar artery are two posterior cerebral arteries. Branches of the basilar and PCA supply the occipital lobe, brain ...
... tightening of the artery), aortic, carotid or vertebral artery dissection, various inflammatory diseases of the blood vessel ... Large vessel disease involves the common and internal carotid arteries, the vertebral artery, and the Circle of Willis. ... middle cerebral artery, stem, and arteries arising from the distal vertebral and basilar artery. Diseases that may form thrombi ... Small vessel disease involves the smaller arteries inside the brain: branches of the circle of Willis, ...
SAIP/SCAI/SIR/SNIS/SVM/SVS Guideline on the Management of Patients With Extracranial Carotid and Vertebral Artery Disease: ... Carotid endarterectomy is used to reduce the risk of strokes caused by carotid artery stenosis over time. Carotid stenosis can ... Carotid endarterectomy is a surgical procedure used to reduce the risk of stroke from carotid artery stenosis (narrowing the ... The lumen of the internal carotid artery is opened, and the atheromatous plaque substance removed. The artery is closed using ...
... and accurate diagnostic imaging modality used to evaluate diseases of the carotid arteries. It is most often used to diagnose ... Internal carotid artery (ICA) is located posterolateral, and larger when compared to the external carotid artery (ECA). ICA has ... Carotid artery stenosis is a major risk factor for stroke, and risk assessment of atherosclerotic carotid plaques is a critical ... Carotid duplex and contrast-enhanced ultrasound are two of the most common imaging techniques used to evaluate carotid artery ...
Common diseases that may be detected by such screenings include Carotid artery stenosis, osteoporosis, atrial fibrillation, ... Results showed the prevalence of peripheral artery disease (PAD) increased from 1 in 50 in the 40-to-50-year-old age group, to ... Another finding displayed the prevalence of PAD, carotid artery stenosis (CAS) and AAA was higher not only with overall ... Results from the study revealed that chronic cardiovascular diseases, including abdominal aortic aneurysm, narrowing of a main ...
... carotid, or renal artery disease All people with a Framingham risk score of 10%-20% All people who have previously experienced ... it is called coronary artery disease, and in the brain, it is called cerebrovascular disease. Peripheral artery disease most ... Peripheral artery disease (PAD) is an abnormal narrowing of arteries other than those that supply the heart or brain. When ... The signs and symptoms of peripheral artery disease are based on the part of the body that is affected. About 66% of patients ...
... using carotid ultrasonography on the premise of identifying carotid artery disease as a cause of syncope also is not indicated. ... Structural cardiopulmonary diseaseEdit. Diseases involving the shape and strength of the heart can be a cause of reduced blood ... Vertebro-basilar arterial diseaseEdit. Arterial disease in the upper spinal cord, or lower brain that causes syncope if there ... carotid artery problems are unlikely to cause that condition.[37] Additionally an electroencephalogram (EEG) is generally not ...
... coronary artery disease, congenital heart defect, pathological brain detection, fracture detection, Alzheimer's disease, and ... Gastounioti, Aimilia; Golemati, Spyretta; Stoitsis, John; Nikita, Konstantina (2013). "Carotid artery wall motion analysis from ... CAD is available for the automatic detection of significant (causing more than 50% stenosis) coronary artery disease in ... Commercial CADx systems for the diagnosis of bone metastases in whole-body bone scans and coronary artery disease in myocardial ...
Testing for coronary artery disease or carotid artery disease is of unclear benefit.[18] While PAD is a risk factor for ... Peripheral artery disease. Other names. Peripheral vascular disease (PVD), peripheral artery occlusive disease, peripheral ... it is called coronary artery disease, and in the brain, it is called cerebrovascular disease.[4] Peripheral artery disease most ... "Atherosclerotic peripheral artery disease". Clinical Key. Retrieved December 14, 2018.. *^ "Peripheral Artery Disease". The ...
Redistribution indicates the existence of coronary steal and the presence of ischemic coronary artery disease.[5] ... Rosen CJ (2008-11-18). Primer on the Metabolic Bone Diseases and Disorders of Mineral Metabolism. John Wiley and Sons. pp. 168 ... This produces coronary steal from areas of ischemia where arteries are already maximally dilated. Areas of infarct or ischemic ... Exercise or dipyridamole induces widening (vasodilation) of normal coronary arteries. ...
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Ischemia within the arteries branching from the internal carotid artery may result in symptoms such as blindness in one eye, ... Moyamoya disease has also been identified as a potential cause for brain ischemia. Moyamoya disease is an extremely rare ... Ischemia within the arteries branching from the vertebral arteries in the back of the brain may result in symptoms such as ... endarterectomy and carotid stenting may be performed if the patient has a significant amount of plaque in the carotid arteries ...
... the carotid artery and part of the sympathetic trunk Knee: the carpus of the horse (equivalent to the human wrist), the large ... Diseases and surgery of the globe and orbit". In Gilger, BC (ed.). Equine Ophthalmology (3rd ed.). John Wiley & Sons. p. 151. ...
In particular, he worked on the criteria of arterial stenosis of limbs and carotids, Carotid pre-thrombosis, the Pressure- ... In 1981, he invented an interface process which allows for the first time the visualization of supra-aortic arteries by B-Mode ... A prospective study of a vein sparing technique for the management of varicose vein disease The American Journal of Surgery - ... In 1978, he published the first observations of carotid plaque regression. In 1980 he described the Fistula Flow Ratio (French ...
... or occlusion or stenosis of the external carotid artery. The term is derived by analogy from claudication of the leg, where ... It is a classic symptom of giant-cell arteritis, but can be confused with symptoms of temporomandibular joint disease, ...
... and lead to the favoring of local cerebral flow restoration upon the occlusion of carotid arteries to a greater extent than did ... WO application 2014005721, Russ H, Dekundy A, Danysz W, "Use of (r)-phenylpiracetam for the treatment of parkinson's disease", ... Phenylpiracetam has been researched for the treatment of Parkinson's disease. Pilot-cosmonaut Aleksandr Serebrov described ...
Laranjeira, Manuel; Sadasivan, Balaji; Ausman, James I. (October 1990), "Direct surgery for carotid bifurcation artery ... He also worked to combat the spread of HIV, advocating education about the disease in schools and workplaces, and early and ... "Posterior inferior to posterior inferior cerebellar artery anastomosis combined with trapping for vertebral artery aneurysm", ... non-communicable diseases and climate change. Balaji was diagnosed with colorectal cancer and underwent surgical removal of a ...
... in portions of larger arteries closest to the skin, such as the carotid or femoral arteries. While stability vs. vulnerability ... transitioning from a focus on individual lesions to atherosclerotic disease burden for coronary artery disease risk assessment ... 2013). "Additive value of semi-automated quantification of coronary artery disease using cardiac CT-angiography to predict for ... the debris obstruct smaller downstream branches of the artery resulting in temporary to permanent end artery/capillary closure ...
Cervical arteries, as mentioned above, consist of two pairs of arteries: vertebral and carotid. As such, cervical artery ... December 2014). "Imaging of cervical artery dissection". Diagnostic and Interventional Imaging. FMC: Cerebrovascular diseases. ... Cervical artery dissection is dissection of one of the layers that compose the carotid and vertebral artery in the neck (cervix ... Carotid artery dissection, a separation of the layers of the artery wall supplying oxygen-bearing blood to the head and brain. ...
From this, it was evident that the haemorrhage was caused through the partial severance of the left carotid artery and a small ... She was treated at least twice for venereal disease. On 21 April 1865, Gustafsdotter gave birth to a stillborn girl. In ... As the blood vessels on only one side of Stride's neck had been cut, with her carotid artery only partially severed, Blackwell ... Dr Phillips testified that the cause of death had been "undoubtedly the loss of blood from the left carotid artery and the ...
... carotid artery ultrasound, abdominal aortic aneurysm ultrasound, hardening of the arteries test, and peripheral arterial ... For example, a for-profit business called HealthFair offers four cardiovascular disease screening packages, all of which ... disease test. HealthFair charges $179 for the six tests. Public Citizen sent letters to 20 hospitals on June 19, 2014, urging ...
CTA can be used in the legs to detect atherosclerotic disease that has narrowed the arteries. It can also be used to image ... While CTA can produce high quality images of the carotid arteries for grading the level of stenosis (narrowing of the vessel), ... CTA can be used assess acute stroke patients by identifying clots in the arteries of the brain. It can also be used to identify ... CTA is a quick and non-invasive method of identifying dissections and can show the extent of the disease and if there is ...
... blockage in the carotid artery: some researchers think that a blockage of the carotid artery leads to the under-/no development ... Centers for Disease Control (11 September 1992). "Recommendations for the Use of Folic Acid to Reduce the Number of Cases of ... The carotid artery is the most important blood supplier of the brain. With a blockage, the brain barely receives blood. Blood ... Prevalence rates of NTDs at birth used to be a reliable measure for the actual number of children affected by the diseases. ...
So a steel gate dropped, choking off the flow of the canyon's carotid artery, and from that moment the canyon's life force ... "the cure would be far worse than the disease." The proposal was fought over and litigated for years until it was permanently ...
... of the carotid arteries. These arteries are the large blood vessels in your neck that feed your brain. Transcranial Doppler ( ... transformation of an ischemic stroke Cerebral venous thrombosis Sympathomimetic drug abuse Moyamoya disease Sickle cell disease ... Carotid duplex: A carotid duplex is an ultrasound study that assesses whether or not you have atherosclerosis (narrowing) ... and lung cancer are the most common causes of hemorrhage from metastatic disease. Other causes of intraparenchymal hemorrhage ...
Complicated plaques with signs indicative of intra-plaque haemorrhage in an ipsilateral carotid artery are detected in 1 in 4 ... Varicella zoster virus), thrombophilia, cancer-related thrombosis, migraine, Fabry disease and other genetic, autoimmune or ... luminal stenosis in arteries supplying the area of ischaemia No other specific cause of stroke identified (e.g., arteritis, ...
... correlation with cerebral collaterals in internal carotid artery occlusive disease". Journal of Neurology. 253 (10): 1285-1291 ... The anterior communicating artery connects the two anterior cerebral arteries across the commencement of the longitudinal ... In case of narrowing of other arteries of the circle of Willis or the arteries supplying the circle, the anterior communicating ... Anatomical variations of the anterior communicating artery are relatively common. The artery is sometimes duplicated, ...
... this is not always an accurate way to differentiate the JVP from the carotid pulse. The carotid artery only has one beat in the ... It can be useful in the differentiation of different forms of heart and lung disease. Classically three upward deflections and ... If one feels a pulse in the neck, it is generally the common carotid artery. occludable - the JVP can be stopped by occluding ... The a wave corresponds to right atrial contraction and ends synchronously with the carotid artery pulse. The peak of the 'a' ...
There are also researchers which suggest the link between pulpal calcification and carotid artery calcification, despite not ... Besides cardiovascular disease, other disease such as end stage renal disease, Marfan syndrome, Ehlers-Danlos syndrome, ... Several genetic diseases such as dentin dysplasia and dentinogenesis imperfecta are also accompanied by pulpal calcifications ... A pilot study was done with patients with cardiovascular disease (CVD) and it shows increased incidence of pulp stones in teeth ...
This method of imaging is used primarily to produce images of arteries, such as the aorta, pulmonary artery, cerebral, carotid ... in order to detect vascular diseases. For example, an abdominal aortic angiography is taken in the arterial phase in the ... and hepatic arteries. "Washout" is where tissue loads radiocontrast during arterial phase, but then returns to a rather ...
Relationship of triglyceride metabolism and coronary artery disease: Studies in the postprandial state. Arterioscler Thromb. ... Association of postprandial triglyceride and retinyl palmitate responses with asymptomatic carotid artery atherosclerosis in ... As atherosclerotic disease is often asymptomatic for many years, knowledge about the quantitative importance of risk factors is ... and candidate risk factors in well characterized populations using the intima-media thickness of the common carotid arteries as ...
These findings were observed in ligated carotid arteries of mice to mimic the effects of d-flow. Within 24 hours, pre-existing ... The first human disease known to be associated with miRNA deregulation was chronic lymphocytic leukemia. Many other miRNAs also ... The first human disease associated with deregulation of miRNAs was chronic lymphocytic leukemia. In this disorder, the miRNAs ... 87% of the cases are ischemic strokes, which results from blockage in the artery of the brain that carries oxygen-rich blood. ...
"Relationship of periodontal disease to carotid artery intima-media wall thickness: the atherosclerosis risk in communities ( ... Periodontal disease is the most common disease found in dogs and affects more than 80% of dogs aged three years or older. Its ... Periodontal disease, also known as gum disease, is a set of inflammatory conditions affecting the tissues surrounding the teeth ... Several conditions and diseases, including Down syndrome, diabetes, and other diseases that affect one's resistance to ...
If the decrease in blood pressure is systemic (rather than occlusion of the renal artery) baroreceptors in the carotid sinus ... Like in prerenal azotemia, there is no inherent renal disease. The increased resistance to urine flow can cause back up into ... The BUN:Cr in renal azotemia is less than 15.[citation needed] In cases of kidney disease, glomerular filtration rate decreases ... It is an intrinsic disease of the kidney, generally the result of kidney parenchymal damage. Causes include kidney failure, ...
Carotid artery disease occurs when the carotid arteries become narrowed or blocked. ... Carotid artery disease occurs when the carotid arteries become narrowed or blocked. ... Ultrasound of the carotid arteries (carotid duplex ultrasound) to see how well blood is flowing through the carotid artery ... Carotid artery disease occurs when fatty material called plaque builds up inside the arteries. This buildup of plaque is called ...
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In this article, learn more about their function and carotid artery disease. ... The carotid arteries provide oxygen-rich blood to the brain and other parts of the head. ... Carotid artery disease. Carotid artery disease is a condition in which the carotid arteries narrow. This narrowing reduces the ... There are several treatment options for carotid artery disease. If the carotid artery narrowing is less than 50%, a doctor will ...
Dementia risk increases in patients who have atrial fibrillation along with carotid artery disease, both conditions that have ... Link between Carotid Artery Disease and Dementia. Carotid artery disease affects more than 200,000 new patients each year and ... In the disease, the carotid artery, the main artery leading from the brain to the heart gets blocked due to a gradual build-up ... "Atrial fibrillation and carotid artery disease are treatable, and addressing those diseases early on can help reduce the risk ...
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Association of breast artery calcification with coronary artery disease and carotid intima-media thickness in premenopausal ... Association of breast artery calcification with coronary artery disease and carotid intima-media thickness in premenopausal ... Association of increased carotid intima-medial thickness with the extent of coronary artery disease. Heart, 2004, 90(11):1286- ... Carotid artery intima-media thickness could predict the presence of coronary artery lesions. American journal of hypertension, ...
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  • This buildup of plaque is called hardening of the arteries ( atherosclerosis ). (
  • Atherosclerosis is a diffuse, degenerative disease of the arteries that results in the formation of plaques composed of necrotic cells, lipids, and cholesterol crystals. (
  • Atherosclerosis has a predilection for certain arteries, including the extracranial carotid artery. (
  • Treatment of atherosclerosis of the carotid artery is dependent on the severity and degree of the disease. (
  • Atherosclerosis is a diffuse process with a predilection for certain arteries. (
  • The most common cause of carotid artery disease is atherosclerosis , which is a buildup of plaques comprising fatty deposits, cholesterol, and other substances. (
  • Your risk of carotid artery disease is higher if a relative has atherosclerosis or coronary artery disease. (
  • A carotid artery may become so narrowed by atherosclerosis that not enough blood is able to reach portions of your brain. (
  • This process is called atherosclerosis (or hardening of the arteries), and is similar to furring in the water pipes. (
  • Complicated atherosclerosis may cause narrowing (stenosis) or complete blockage (occlusion) of an artery, and usually occurs close to the areas where arteries divide into branches. (
  • Carotid artery disease caused by atherosclerosis, regardless the presence or absence of symptoms, usually affects people of more advanced age (usually over 60 years) and is commoner in men. (
  • BACKGROUND: Carotid artery intimal medial thickness is a simple, non-invasive and reproducible clinical tool to evaluate atherosclerosis and predict coronary artery disease. (
  • CONCLUSIONS: There is a strong correlation between carotid and coronary atherosclerosis and carotid intimal medial thickness is a good predictor of presence and extent of coronary artery disease. (
  • Carotid artery disease is narrowing (stenosis) or blockage of these arteries due to plaque build-up (atherosclerosis). (
  • Like other vascular diseases, like atherosclerosis and peripheral arterial disease, carotid artery disease develops when sticky fat deposits called plaque start to collect in your arteries. (
  • If you have carotid artery disease, the arteries become narrow, usually because of atherosclerosis . (
  • Over the course of time, inflammatory substances and cholesterol in the body build up in the artery walls forming atherosclerosis (also known as plaque). (
  • Due to atherosclerosis in the carotid arteries (right and/or left) of the neck. (
  • Due to narrowing carotid arteries from atherosclerosis, also known as plaque buildup in the arteries, carotid artery disease can increase your risk for stroke. (
  • Carotid artery disease is a form of atherosclerosis, or plaque buildup in the two main arteries in the neck, referred to as the common carotid arteries. (
  • Atherosclerosis happens when fatty deposits gather in the walls of arteries. (
  • Systematic Coronary Risk Evaluation estimated risk is associated with prevalent subclinical atherosclerosis in two major vascular beds in a general population sample without established cardiovascular disease or diabetes mellitus. (
  • 25-Hydroxyvitamin D and parathyroid hormone levels do not predict changes in carotid arterial stiffness: the Multi-Ethnic Study of Atherosclerosis. (
  • Approach and Results: Distensibility coefficient and Young's elastic modulus of the right common carotid artery were evaluated at baseline and after a mean (SD) of 9.4 (0.5) years in 2580 Multi-Ethnic Study of Atherosclerosis (MESA) participants. (
  • According to the current paradigm, atherosclerosis is not a bland cholesterol storage disease, as previously thought, but a dynamic, chronic, inflammatory condition due to a response to endothelial injury. (
  • Modification of atherosclerotic risk factors is as important in peripheral arterial disease as in coronary artery disease, and all patients with symptomatic atherosclerosis should be on an antiplatelet agent (usually aspirin), appropriate antihypertensive treatment, and a statin if the fasting cholesterol is more than 3.5 mmol/l. (
  • The aim of this study was to evaluate the relationship between postprandial glucose level and atherosclerosis in patients without diabetes and cardiovascular disease by determining carotid ultrasonographic variables and serum levels of 1,5-anhydroglucitol (1,5-AG). (
  • Hence, to reduce the risk of cardiovascular disease, the relationship between postprandial hyperglycemia and cardiovascular risk factors, such as atherosclerosis, should be evaluated. (
  • Hence, the IMT and PI of the carotid artery are suitable variables for morphological and functional assessment of carotid atherosclerosis. (
  • The aim of the present study was to evaluate the relationship between postprandial glucose levels and atherosclerosis in patients without diabetes or cardiovascular disease by determining the IMT and PI of the common carotid artery (CCA). (
  • [7] [17] The most common underlying mechanism of peripheral artery disease is atherosclerosis , especially in individuals over 40 years old. (
  • We report the relation between family history of CHD, summarized in a family risk score (FRS), and asymptomatic atherosclerosis at the extracranial carotid arteries, measured by B-mode ultrasound. (
  • However, the thickness of the innermost layers of the carotid artery walls is an independent marker for atherosclerosis. (
  • Before we know atherosclerosis, we will first discuss the arteries and atherosclerosis. (
  • Atherosclerosis is a chronic disease. (
  • Contrary to the belief that atherosclerosis is a heart problem, it can appear in arteries anywhere in the body. (
  • Atherosclerosis in the heart arteries can cause chest pain or pressure (angina pectoris). (
  • Atherosclerosis in the arteries in the arms and legs can cause pain and a drop in blood pressure in the affected limb. (
  • Atherosclerosis in the arteries that lead to your kidneys can lead to high blood pressure or kidney failure. (
  • He treats conditions such as aneurisms, deep vein thrombosis, atherosclerosis, and carotid and peripheral artery disease. (
  • Most of these problems are very similar to heart disease in the sense they are also atherosclerosis (a hardening of the arteries). (
  • Carotid artery disease typically occurs when the carotid arteries (the main blood vessels to the brain) develop a build up of plaque caused by atherosclerosis, or a hardening of the arteries. (
  • PAD is a blockage in the circulation to the arms or legs due to atherosclerosis or other diseases, which may threaten the limbs. (
  • Anyone over the age of 55-60 has a higher risk of atherosclerosis and therefore would have a greater chance of developing vascular disease. (
  • Atherosclerosis can lead to other complications and artery disease types such as peripheral artery disease, carotid artery disease, or aneurysms. (
  • Most vascular disease is caused by atherosclerosis , a disease of the walls of the vessels, often called "hardening of the arteries. (
  • It is caused by atherosclerosis, "hardening of the arteries" that is limited to the vessels supplying circulation to the heart muscle itself. (
  • Rupture of carotid atherosclerosis (CAS) plaques is an important cause of ischemic stroke. (
  • Carotid stents are used to prevent strokes by unclogging arteries in the neck that can become partially blocked with a buildup of fatty plaque and debris, a condition known as atherosclerosis. (
  • Want to know how to unclog your arteries and reverse atherosclerosis? (
  • Studies have found that garlic can help prevent heart disease, lower blood pressure, and slow down atherosclerosis. (
  • In a study published in the journal Atherosclerosis in 1999, researchers found that garlic could prevent plaque buildup in the arteries. (
  • Also, highly-active antiretroviral therapy (HAART) with HIV protease inhibitor ritonavir is associated with accelerating atherosclerosis and pulmonary artery hypertension. (
  • Cinnamon can help reduce many risk factors associated with atherosclerosis and heart disease. (
  • Atherosclerosis is a hardening of the arteries. (
  • This image shows an artery with cutaway section to reveal deposits of plague narrowing the passage for blood flow, illustrating the condition atherosclerosis. (
  • Arterial diseases result from atherosclerosis , or the build-up of plaque on arterial walls. (
  • Outer artery illness is usually a indication of a buildup of fatty deposits in the arteries (atherosclerosis). (
  • Atherosclerosis creates narrowing of the arteries that can minimize blood flow in the legs and, often, the arms. (
  • Peripheral artery illness is normally a sign of a accumulation of fatty deposits in the arteries (atherosclerosis). (
  • Atherosclerosis causes narrowing of the arteries that can decrease blood circulation in the legs as well as, often, the arms. (
  • Atherosclerosis is a disease of large and medium-sized muscular arteries and is characterized by endothelial dysfunction, vascular inflammation, and the buildup of lipids, cholesterol, calcium, and cellular debris within the intima of the vessel wall. (
  • Noncoronary atherosclerosis refers to atherosclerotic disease affecting large and medium-sized noncoronary arteries (eg, extracranial cerebrovascular disease, lower extremity occlusive disease, aneurysmal disease). (
  • Patients with mild atherosclerosis may present with clinically important symptoms and signs of disease. (
  • The most common cause of a thoracic aortic aneurysm is hardening of the arteries (atherosclerosis). (
  • Carotid endarterectomy -- This surgery removes the plaque buildup in the carotid arteries. (
  • Atherosclerotic plaque removed at time of carotid endarterectomy (areas of ulceration with thrombus and intraplaque hemorrhage are present). (
  • In some cases, a doctor may recommend a carotid endarterectomy (CEA). (
  • Currently, the most common treatments for severe carotid artery disease are carotid endarterectomy, an open surgical procedure, and transfemoral carotid angioplasty and stenting, a minimally invasive option for patients at high risk for stroke and other complications. (
  • Carotid endarterectomy: The plaque blocking the artery will be removed by a surgeon to restore normal blood flow to the brain. (
  • A selection of Frequently Asked Questions for patients who may be suffering from Carotid Artery Disease or considering a Carotid Endarterectomy. (
  • If you have suffered a TIA or a stroke and you have a tight narrowing in the carotid artery on the appropriate side you should be referred to a vascular surgeon for consideration of and discussion about carotid endarterectomy. (
  • To provide the maximum benefit for patients, if carotid endarterectomy is going to be performed, it should be done as soon as possible after the initial symptoms of TIA or stroke. (
  • Carotid endarterectomy may be performed if you have had a TIA or stroke. (
  • carotid endarterectomy. (
  • The aim of carotid endarterectomy is to prevent you having a major stroke. (
  • The following information will help explain the process of a carotid endarterectomy operation. (
  • Carotid endarterectomy is the most common approach to severe carotid artery disease. (
  • If the arteries are very narrow, you may need an operation called an endarterectomy to remove the plaque. (
  • Provides information on carotid endarterectomy including why it's done, how to prepare and what to expect after treatment. (
  • If the advancement of your disease requires surgery to remove plaque from your arteries we offer the carotid endarterectomy and transcarotid artery revascularization (TCAR) procedures. (
  • The TCAR procedure has also demonstrated the lowest stroke rate in clinical studies to date, and our vascular surgeons have successfully performed over a dozen surgeries on patients who were considered high risk for a carotid endarterectomy. (
  • Against the background of an increased use of magnetic resonance angiography in patients being evaluated for carotid endarterectomy (CEA), the question arises if the additional performance of a DWI scan could also yield clinically relevant findings in these patients. (
  • Carotid Endarterectomy this surgery is performed to clean severe blockages from the carotid artery, thereby reducing a patient's risk of stroke. (
  • A 60-year-old man with a history of coronary artery disease, mitral regurgitation, prior left carotid endarterectomy, and known right internal carotid artery (ICA) occlusion by a carotid sonography and MR angiography (MRA) 6 months earlier presented with 2 episodes of left-sided hemiparesis. (
  • North American Symptomatic Carotid Endarterectomy Trial (NASCET)-style ratios were calculated for each ICA, except for suspected near-occlusions. (
  • In addition, we add clinical meaning to these millimeter measurements by showing their relationship to the well-known North American Symptomatic Carotid Endarterectomy Trial (NASCET)-style ratio calculations. (
  • This relationship has important implications regarding guidelines for revascularization procedures, specifically that of carotid endarterectomy. (
  • The two largest randomized trials of carotid endarterectomy in newly symptomatic carotid stenosis are NASCET 1 and the European Carotid Surgery Trial (ECST). (
  • 2 Both showed significant benefits from carotid endarterectomy for severe degrees of stenosis. (
  • 3 The NASCET data, combined with a re-evaluation of ECST cases by using the NASCET-style stenosis methods, showed that carotid endarterectomy is highly beneficial in symptomatic patients with 70% or greater stenosis, but without near-occlusion. (
  • If the carotid artery is more than 50 percent blocked, surgery to remove the fatty buildup - called an endarterectomy - might be necessary. (
  • Vascular stent implantation directly covers unstable plaques, and there is a risk of restenosis after vascular stent surgery, while carotid endarterectomy has not been widely available in China. (
  • Carotid stents are a less-invasive alternative to the surgical procedure known as carotid endarterectomy. (
  • They seem to be concerned about the fact whether a percentage of our study participants underwent a concomitant carotid endarterectomy in conjunction with off-pump coronary artery bypass grafting (OPCABG). (
  • Carotid angioplasty and stenting may be used when traditional carotid surgery (carotid endarterectomy) isn't possible, or it's too risky. (
  • In some cases, carotid endarterectomy may be a better choice than angioplasty and stenting to remove the buildup of fatty deposits (plaque) clogging the artery. (
  • Like the open surgery, carotid endarterectomy (CEA), this new procedure involves direct access to the carotid artery, but through a much smaller incision at the neckline just above the clavicle instead of a longer incision on the neck. (
  • Assess blood flow through the artery after surgical treatment to get rid of plaques (carotid endarterectomy). (
  • Examine blood circulation with the artery after surgery to eliminate plaques (carotid endarterectomy). (
  • Arteriogram of carotid stenosis. (
  • Purpose: To assess the role of vascular space occupancy(VASO) magnetic resonance imaging(MRI), a noninvasive cerebral blood volume(CBV)-weighted technique, for evaluating CBV reactivity in patients with internal carotid artery(ICA) stenosis. (
  • Prasad K. Pathophysiology and Medical Treatment of Carotid Artery Stenosis. (
  • Morales-Valero SF, Lanzino G. Asymptomatic carotid artery stenosis: time to rethink our therapeutic options? (
  • Carotid artery disease is also known as carotid artery stenosis. (
  • By contrast, angiotensin converting enzyme (ACE) inhibitors should be used with circumspection since between 30-50% of patients with aortic disease have renal artery stenosis. (
  • Blockages (stenosis) in the carotid arteries-the blood vessels in your neck that provide your brain with most of its blood supply-cause carotid artery disease, which is responsible for more than a third of all strokes. (
  • If you have carotid stenosis, you may benefit from endovascular care at NewYork-Presbyterian Brooklyn Methodist Hospital. (
  • However, a severely atherosclerotic carotid artery may also cause amaurosis fugax due to its stenosis of blood flow, leading to ischemia when the retina is exposed to bright light. (
  • These deposits develop and cause stenosis, or narrowing, of the carotid artery(s) which can lead to blockages. (
  • Over time, the walls of affected arteries thicken and become stiff and the blood vessel may also become narrowed (a condition called stenosis ), limiting blood flow. (
  • Carotid artery stenosis quantification uses percent diameter ratios from conventional angiography. (
  • Multidetector high-speed CT angiography (CTA) allows direct millimeter measurement of carotid stenosis. (
  • The narrowest portion of each carotid stenosis was measured in millimeters from axial source images. (
  • There is a linear relationship between millimeter carotid stenosis diameter and derived percent stenosis. (
  • We show advantages of quantifying carotid stenosis by direct millimeter measurements instead of by cumbersome ratio calculations. (
  • 8 - 16 Acceptance of these alternate modalities to quantify carotid artery stenosis is based upon trials with comparison to DSA by using variable methods of percentage stenosis calculation. (
  • The Froedtert & the Medical College of Wisconsin team in Milwaukee serves patients with brain aneurysms, arteriovenous malformations (AVM), dural arteriovenous fistulas (dAVF), carotid stenosis, stroke, and other disorders of the blood vessels of the brain and spine. (
  • Localized supraclavicular bruits are caused either by subclavian or vertebral origin artery stenosis. (
  • The state of art of carotid stenosis in the basic and clinical approaches for better understanding of the mechanisms and useful therapies. (
  • When these vessels become narrowed by the build-up of plaque it is called carotid artery disease or carotid artery stenosis. (
  • Studies have shown that, among Chinese symptomatic patients, there were more people with vulnerable carotid artery plaques than those with carotid stenosis (≥50%) [ 4 ]. (
  • Through ongoing clinical research, they continue to expand the possibilities for minimally invasive treatment of thoracic aneurysms, renal artery stenosis, lower extremity disease and carotid artery disease. (
  • If you already have peripheral arterial disease (PAD) or coronary heart disease you are at higher risk of carotid disease and stroke. (
  • Peripheral arteries send blood to your arms and legs. (
  • Peripheral Vascular Associates is proud to serve the San Antonio community and surrounding areas in vascular disease education, prevention, and treatment for over 40 years. (
  • Similarly, the vascular surgeon should recognise the incidence of coronary artery disease in their patients presenting with peripheral vascular disease and the need for cardiological assessment. (
  • Smoking is particularly closely associated with peripheral arterial disease, even more so than coronary artery disease, and up to 78% of cases of intermittent claudication can be attributed to smoking. (
  • Increased carotid intima-media thickness (IMT) measurement is usually seen as a surrogate marker of peripheral artery disease (PAD) but there is scarce cumulated evidence to support this view. (
  • They were recruited 230 patients with diagnosis of medium peripheral artery disease in the Vascular Surgery Service outpatient's office. (
  • In addition, the pulsatility index (PI) of the carotid artery is a hemodynamic variable that is easily measured with Doppler ultrasonography and is considered to reflect peripheral aortic stiffness distal to the measurement point [ 8 ]. (
  • Peripheral artery disease ( PAD ) is an abnormal narrowing of arteries other than those that supply the heart or brain . (
  • [4] Peripheral artery disease most commonly affects the legs , but other arteries may also be involved - such as those of the arms, neck, or kidneys. (
  • It is unclear if screening for peripheral artery disease in people without symptoms is useful as it has not been properly studied. (
  • The signs and symptoms of peripheral artery disease are based on the part of the body that is affected. (
  • Physicians in the Sydell and Arnold Miller Family Heart, Vascular & Thoracic Institute annually perform more than 1,600 nonsurgical interventions for heart disease and peripheral vascular disease. (
  • He also is interested in carotid artery disease, peripheral vascular disease and hemodialysis access. (
  • Dr. Chandra is a board certified vascular surgeon who specializes in cutting edge approaches to aortic aneurysmal disease, peripheral vascular disease and limb salvage. (
  • carotid artery disease, peripheral artery disease, and abdominal aortic aneurysms. (
  • Outcomes data were ascertained during follow-up (1993-2005) with medical records.There were 2451 coronary heart disease, 1896 stroke, 1533 congestive heart failure, 1957 angina, and 502 peripheral arterial disease events during follow-up (median 8.2 years). (
  • Screenings include carotid artery screening, abdominal aortic aneurysm screening and peripheral artery disease screening. (
  • Memorial manages the most medically-complex patients with advanced and aggressive diseases - ranging from cardiac and vascular interventions in patients with acute thrombosis (i.e., acute myocardial infarctions, strokes, and peripheral vascular thromboses) to providing advanced therapies to those who develop heart failure, while also offering mechanical circulatory support with extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (ECMO) for acute cardio-respiratory failure in infant, child, and adult patients. (
  • Also called peripheral vascular disease, this disease is identified by the progressive thickening of an artery's lining caused by a buildup of plaque. (
  • Historically it was believed that peripheral artery disease affects men more than women, but recent studies indicate that post-menopausal women have the same risk as men. (
  • Similar to peripheral artery disease, carotid artery disease occurs when arteries become blocked by fatty deposits, or plaques. (
  • abdominal aortic aneurysm (AAA), thoracic aortic aneurysm (TAA), thoracic aortic dissection, carotid arterial disease , stroke, peripheral vascular disease (PVD), venous disease (varicose veins, deep venous thrombosis and phlebitis). (
  • Peripheral vascular disease is associated with poor circulation or "hardening of the arteries" and can lead to a significant increased risk of stroke or heart attack. (
  • Who is at risk for peripheral vascular disease? (
  • Peripheral vascular disease is most common in people over 50 years old and is seen in more men than women. (
  • What are the symptoms of peripheral vascular disease? (
  • While in cardiology we emphasize the cardiovascular risk associated with chronic metabolic derangements, leading to coronary and peripheral vascular disease, nephropathy and retinopathy, there is also significant disability and death from noncardiac complications. (
  • Guthrie Cardiac and Vascular team treats patients with circulatory diseases: abdominal aortic aneurysm, carotid artery disease, and peripheral artery disease. (
  • reduced bioavailability is associated with cardiovascular pathologies, including arrhythmias, heart failure, ischaemic myocardial dysfunction and peripheral vascular disease. (
  • I see patients with a variety of vascular conditions, including carotid artery disease, abdominal aortic aneurysms, peripheral arterial disease, renal failure, and venous pathology, such as venous insufficiency, varicose veins, and deep vein thrombosis. (
  • Spinocerebellar ataxias (SCAs) comprise a group of complex and heterogeneous hereditary neurodegenerative disorders characterized by cerebellar ataxia, with ophthalmoplegia, pyramidal and extrapyramidal features, peripheral neuropathy, motor neuron disease, pigmentary retinopathy, epilepsy, and dementia in varying proportions. (
  • Dr Tawadrous specialises in the management of extracranial carotid artery disease, aneurysmal disease and aortic pathologies, peripheral vascular disease, venous disease and varicose veins, renal dialysis access, mesenteric vascular disease and the diabetic foot. (
  • This disease can impact various parts of body and includes arterial diseases such as coronary artery disease ( heart ), carotid artery disease (neck and brain ), peripheral arterial disease (legs, arms, and head), and renal artery disease ( kidneys ). (
  • Peripheral artery disease ( additionally called outer arterial disease) is a common problem in which tightened arteries lower blood flow to the arms or legs. (
  • Peripheral artery disease treatment includes exercising, eating a healthy diet regimen as well as not smoking or using cigarette. (
  • Many people with peripheral artery disease have moderate or no symptoms. (
  • Outer artery illness ( likewise called peripheral arterial condition) is a usual condition in which tightened arteries decrease blood circulation to the arms or legs. (
  • The improved rates of 1-year major adverse cardiovascular and cerebrovascular events with statin use strengthens the evidence supporting the guideline recommendations of statin therapy for all peripheral artery disease (PAD) patients, including those with even the most advanced stages of disease," Laird and colleagues wrote. (
  • Carotid angioplasty and stenting -- This procedure opens a blocked artery and places a tiny wire mesh (stent) in the artery to keep it open. (
  • If a person has a more severe blockage, a doctor may recommend additional treatments, such as carotid angioplasty with stenting (CAS). (
  • Carotid angioplasty: A small balloon catheter will be inserted inside the artery and inflated to open it up. (
  • If the blockage in your carotid artery is in a place that's hard to reach, or you have health issues that can lead to complications related to general anesthesia, another option is carotid angioplasty and stenting. (
  • Another option for people who can't have surgery is carotid angioplasty. (
  • Resection and patch angioplasty was employed for eighteen aneurysms, resection with graft replacement for six, and resection and ligation of the internal carotid artery for four. (
  • UCLA interventional radiologist May Nour, MD, PhD discusses about carotid artery disease, stroke angioplasty and stenting. (
  • [24] Procedures used to treat the disease include bypass grafting , angioplasty , and atherectomy . (
  • We report the successful revascularization of 2 symptomatic chronically occluded carotid arteries with stenting and angioplasty. (
  • It has been recently demonstrated that a high proportion of acute total carotid occlusions can be revascularized with stent placement and angioplasty. (
  • 1 Although surgical revascularization with extracranial-to-intracranial bypass is being studied for patients deemed at a higher risk of stroke, 2 little is known about the feasibility and safety of endovascular treatment (stent placement and angioplasty) of chronically occluded carotid arteries. (
  • 3 We describe 2 patients with symptomatic chronic carotid occlusions with hemodynamic impairment who underwent successful revascularization of a chronic carotid occlusion with stent placement and angioplasty. (
  • Consequently, endovascular repair of the artery with stent placement and angioplasty was considered. (
  • Angioplasty - Widens a narrowed or obstructed blood vessel and may require using a patch of the artery. (
  • Coronary Stents & Angioplasty - A procedure used to open clogged arteries, improve symptoms of blocked arteries and prevent damage to the heart during a heart attack. (
  • Apollo is the pioneer in Coronary Artery Stenting and LASER angioplasty since 2002. (
  • Carotid angioplasty (kuh-ROT-id AN-jee-o-plas-tee) and stenting are procedures that open clogged arteries to restore blood flow to the brain. (
  • Carotid angioplasty is often combined with another procedure called stenting. (
  • A major drawback of carotid angioplasty is the chance that your artery will narrow again within months of the procedure. (
  • Carotid angioplasty is considered a nonsurgical procedure because it's less invasive than surgery. (
  • An angioplasty is a procedure that uses a balloon to widen narrowed arteries. (
  • Alternatively, the surgeon can perform carotid angioplasty and stenting. (
  • A clot that completely blocks the artery can lead to stroke . (
  • After plaque builds up, the first symptoms of carotid artery disease may be a stroke or a transient ischemic attack (TIA). (
  • Because there are no symptoms, you may not know you have carotid artery disease until you have a stroke or TIA. (
  • If you have high blood pressure, heart disease, diabetes, or you have had a stroke, you need to have it checked more often. (
  • If the arteries get so narrow that a blockage forms, however, they could experience a transient ischemic attack (TIA) or stroke . (
  • A doctor may use several different tests to determine whether a person has carotid artery disease or has had a stroke or TIA. (
  • But unfortunately, the disease mostly remains silent and is not diagnosed until the person suffers a stroke due to the block. (
  • Stroke prevention is the primary goal of treatment for carotid artery disease. (
  • The registry will collect information on key co-morbidities and limit the outcome measures to essential, easily used standardized measures that are commonly part of carotid trials, including the NIH Stroke Scale and the Modified Rankin Scale (mRS). The 30-day visit will be conducted face-to-face with a history, examination and testing. (
  • PATIENT ASSESSMENT AND OUTCOMES: NIH Stroke Scale, modified Rankin Score, access site hemorrhage, recurrent hospitalization or need for second carotid procedure, new onset of renal failure, stroke, and death. (
  • Carotid artery disease can cut off the flow of blood to the brain, potentially causing a stroke. (
  • Between 10 and 20 percent of stroke patients have carotid artery disease. (
  • If Abedi is referred a patient who has already had a TIA, he'll check their medical history, noting that hypertension is the number one cause of stroke overall, while carotid artery disease is the second leading cause. (
  • Seeing a doctor early increases your chances that carotid artery disease will be found and treated before a disabling stroke occurs. (
  • The prevalence of carotid artery disease - one of the leading causes of ischemic stroke - increases with advancing age. (
  • Unfortunately, the first sign of the disease may be a major stroke , which permanently affects brain function. (
  • Surgeons at the WVU Heart and Vascular Institute are now performing transcarotid artery revascularization (TCAR) using the ENROUTE® Transcarotid Neuroprotection System, which is designed to reduce the risk of stroke while inserting the ENROUTE® Transcarotid Stent. (
  • Since carotid artery disease progresses over time, symptoms may not manifest until a stroke or a transient ischemic attack, TIA, take place. (
  • Our goal is to lessen the worsening of your disease and lower your chances of having a stroke. (
  • Carotid artery disease is one of the most common causes of stroke. (
  • If the plaque blocks the carotid artery, a stroke or a transient ischemic attack (a temporary or mini-stroke) can occur. (
  • Stroke caused by extracranial disease. (
  • They include stroke, narrowed blood vessels, aneurysms (weakened arteries), and abnormal clusters of blood vessels called vascular malformations. (
  • How is carotid artery disease related to stroke? (
  • Small fragments of plaque in the carotid arteries can break loose and potentially cause a stroke, also known as a brain attack. (
  • Carotid artery disease is estimated to be the source of stroke in up to a third of cases, and there are 400,000 new diagnoses of carotid artery disease every year in the U.S. PVA surgeons are the vascular experts who are committed to stroke education, prevention and treatment. (
  • When carotid arteries are blocked, there is an increased risk of having stroke. (
  • Plaques builds up in the carotid artery over time with no warning symptoms until there is a transient ischemic attack (TIA) or a stroke. (
  • Adults with diabetes have a two to four times increased risk for heart disease and stroke than those without. (
  • Treating carotid artery disease is critical to prevent a stroke. (
  • coronary artery disease , or stroke . (
  • By adequately treating carotid disease, we can play a significant role in preventing the stroke burden in the community. (
  • What can individuals do on their own to minimize risk of stroke or carotid artery disease? (
  • Severe narrowing of the carotid artery can lead to stroke. (
  • Left untreated, carotid artery disease increases the risk for stroke . (
  • A stroke occurs when blood flow to the brain is obstructed by plaque or blood clots, when bits of plaque break free and travel to smaller arteries in the brain, or when a blood vessel in the brain ruptures. (
  • According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), stroke is the fourth leading cause of death in the United States and a leading cause of long-term severe disability. (
  • Sterling Regional MedCenter's screening program offers the education and prevention proven to be the best tools for fighting vascular disease and stroke. (
  • The role of carotid noninvasive tests in stroke prevention. (
  • Patients with hemodynamic impairment ipsilateral to a carotid occlusion are at a high risk of subsequent stroke, and currently 2 surgical options have been studied: extracranial-to-intracranial bypass and direct thromboendarterectomy. (
  • After a long period of temporary absence due to the COVID-19 epidemic, from March 28 to April 1, 2022, Assoc. Professor, Dr Mahen Nadarajah will work at the Department of Neurosurgery - FV Hospital to help screen and treat patients at risk of stroke, cerebrovascular diseases such as vascular malformations, brain aneurysms and spinal diseases by endovascular intervention, which is minimally invasive and safe. (
  • Stroke is the leading cause of death and disability among all diseases. (
  • On average, every 45 seconds, there is a person experience a stroke, and every 3 minutes, there is a patient dead because of the disease. (
  • Statistics show that every day, Ho Chi Minh City has about 300 stroke patients, the number of young people with the disease increases rapidly. (
  • He is one of the world's leading experts in the treatment of stroke and cerebrovascular diseases. (
  • Our award-winning team of cardiac experts is recognized for exceptional treatment of heart attack, coronary artery disease , AFib , stroke and heart failure . (
  • There are no symptoms of carotid artery disease, but the blockages can lead to a stroke. (
  • Stroke symptoms related to carotid disease are sudden weakness or numbness of an arm or a leg, sudden inability to speak or find your words, trouble swallowing or sudden blindness in one eye. (
  • HUMBLE, Texas (October 18, 2018) - Memorial Hermann Northeast Hospital now offers a minimally invasive stroke prevention procedure for people with carotid artery disease. (
  • Moyamoya disease requires coordinated care from neurologists, neurosurgeons and other stroke specialists. (
  • At The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia, stroke and rehabilitation specialists from the dedicated Pediatric Stroke Program work in close partnership with the pediatric neurosurgery team to provide comprehensive care for children with moyamoya disease from the time of diagnosis through surgery, rehabilitation therapy and beyond. (
  • An ischemic stroke happens when an artery in the brain is blocked by a blood clot. (
  • all patients who had a stroke should have annual carotid duplex study and echocardiogram performed. (
  • They can be clogged with fatty deposits (plaque) that slow or block blood flow to the brain - a condition known as carotid artery disease - which can lead to a stroke. (
  • A stroke can also occur if plaque in your artery is dislodged when the catheters are being threaded through the blood vessels. (
  • VNS is currently being studied to modulate pro-inflammatory cytokines patterns and concentrations in a variety of acute and progressive inflammatory conditions, ranging from septic shock and asthma to stroke, rheumatoid arthritis and Inflammatory Bowel Disease. (
  • While any repair of the carotid artery carries some risk of causing a stroke because of the repair itself, TCAR was designed to help minimize that risk by keeping potential stroke causing fragments away from the brain. (
  • A stroke is a brain attack caused by blocked or broken blood vessels (veins and arteries). (
  • For example, African Americans have higher rates of high blood pressure, stroke and heart disease. (
  • Carotid ultrasound tests for obstructed or narrowed carotid arteries, which can enhance the threat of stroke. (
  • A carotid ultrasound is done to evaluate for tightened carotid arteries, which raise the threat of stroke. (
  • Early diagnosis and therapy of a tightened carotid artery can reduce stroke threat. (
  • It is important to evaluate for PAD due to the fact that it raises the danger of coronary artery disease, cardiac arrest, or stroke. (
  • Carotid ultrasound tests for obstructed or tightened carotid arteries, which can enhance the danger of stroke. (
  • A carotid ultrasound is executed to check for narrowed carotid arteries, which raise the danger of stroke. (
  • Early medical diagnosis and also treatment of a tightened carotid artery can lower stroke danger. (
  • It is necessary to screen for PAD due to the fact that it raises the danger of coronary artery illness, heart attack, or stroke. (
  • Because of the long-term disability it often produces, stroke is the disease most feared by older Americans. (
  • Acute ischemic stroke can be treated with recombinant tissue plasminogen activator (rt-PA) if the disease is recognized in the first 90 to 270 min (4.5 hr) and intracerebral hemorrhage has been excluded with urgent CT or MRI scanning of the brain. (
  • A build-up of plaque in an artery can restrict blood flow to the brain and cause a stroke. (
  • The cardiologist should have an understanding of the recent developments in the treatment of carotid artery disease, aortic aneurysms, and chronic limb ischaemia. (
  • Aneurysms of the extracranial carotid artery. (
  • Aneurysms of the extracranial carotid artery are an uncommon but potentially serious problem, usually due to rupture or thromboembolic events. (
  • Thirty-seven aneurysms of the extracranial carotid artery were seen in thirty-four patients from 1956 to 1977. (
  • Surgery was performed on twenty-eight carotid aneurysms. (
  • In arteries, turbulent blood flow can occur where atherosclerotic plaques narrow and vary the vessel lumen, where blood vessels branch or where aneurysms are encountered. (
  • Carotid artery disease, PAD and aortic aneurysms are probably the three most serious non-cardiac vascular diseases. (
  • Aortic aneurysms occur when the wall of the aorta (the main artery in the chest and abdomen) progressively weakens causing a dilation of the vessel. (
  • Some common types of vascular diseases include thoracic and abdominal aneurysms, carotid artery disease, renal artery disease and lower extremity. (
  • ABSTRACT This study investigated whether breast arterial calcification (BAC) has an association with coronary artery diseases (CAD) in young premenopausal women and evaluated the association of BAC with carotid intima-media thickness and standard CAD risk factors. (
  • Carotid intima-media thickness (IMT) determined by doppler ultrasonography is a good predictor of the presence and severity of CAD [3,4]. (
  • IMSEAR at SEARO: Association of common carotid intima-media thickness and lipoprotein(a) with coronary artery disease. (
  • Tewari S, Garg N, Kapoor A, Jain A, Singh U, Godbole MM, Sinha N. Association of common carotid intima-media thickness and lipoprotein(a) with coronary artery disease. (
  • Ankle-brachial index (ABI), carotid artery intima-media thickness and plaques imaging, arterial stiffness and cardiac autonomic neuropathy (CAN) may be considered useful cardiovascular markers, adding predictive value to the usual risk estimates ( 6 , 7 , 8 ). (
  • The average intima-media thickness (IMT) and the average pulsatility index (PI) of the right and left common carotid arteries were determined with high-resolution ultrasonography and used as ultrasonographic variables. (
  • The intima-media thickness (IMT) of the carotid artery is an ultrasonographic variable useful for evaluating vascular morphological changes and predicting cardiovascular disease [ 7 ]. (
  • carotid intima media thickness (IMT) ultrasound. (
  • Carotid intima media thickness (IMT) US uses ultrasound pictures of the carotid arteries to measure the thickness of the two innermost layers (the intima and media ) of the carotid artery walls and to help identify plaque buildup. (
  • But in neither study was Lp(a) in youth associated with increased carotid artery intima-media thickness (IMT) in adulthood. (
  • Validation of the sex difference in the trend of carotid artery intima media thickness by the number of metabolic components: is this a result related to occupational factors? (
  • The catheter may have a balloon at its tip, which the doctor can use to increase the size of the artery so that they can place a stent in the artery. (
  • The stent helps hold the artery open, reducing the risk of blockages. (
  • Carotid stenting: A small stent will be inserted inside the artery to restore normal blood flow to the brain and help prevent future blockage. (
  • Once the artery is opened back up, debris will be gathered from the artery and a stent will be inserted to restore normal blood flow and help prevent future blockage. (
  • Then they insert a stent, which is a small coil of wire mesh, into the artery where it stays to hold the artery open. (
  • The TCAR procedure is an innovative and highly effective procedure that uses blood flow reversal technologies to assist in plaque removal and carotid stent placement. (
  • Our vascular specialists may place a stent (a small mesh support tube) at the site of the blockage in your carotid artery. (
  • They insert the stent through a catheter placed into your femoral artery in your groin and thread it through the blood vessels of your body to the area of the blockage. (
  • The stent remains permanently in your artery to provide a reinforced channel through which blood can flow to your brain. (
  • These medicines keep your blood from forming clots in your arteries and in the stent. (
  • While open carotid artery surgery (above) remains the gold standard, TCAR uses a small incision and a catheter to deploy a stent. (
  • Then came the minimally invasive, so-called endovascular procedure: You enter an artery in the thigh or the wrists, get a catheter all the way up to the neck, where we inflate a balloon to open the artery and keep that artery open with the stent. (
  • We introduce a catheter to inflate a balloon to open up the artery and deploy a stent. (
  • Endovascular stent therapy for extracranial and intracranial carotid artery dissection: single-center experience. (
  • A stent is placed into the carotid artery through a small poke hole while blood flow is temporarily reversed. (
  • During the TCAR procedure, we use specialty catheters to open the artery and insert a stent to allow for better blood flow. (
  • Abbott Vascular Devices (Redwood City, CA) received FDA approval earlier this month for its Xact carotid stent and Emboshield embolic protection system. (
  • The Xact system, similar to other products on the market or in development, consists of two devices: the carotid stent and a mesh filter system designed to capture any emboli or debris material that may become dislodged during the stenting procedure. (
  • The surgeon will first make an incision close to the affected area, whether it is to access a blocked artery, insert a catheter or place a stent. (
  • Stenting involves placing a small metal coil (stent) in the clogged artery. (
  • The stent helps prop the artery open and decreases the chance of it narrowing again. (
  • Surgeons then filter the blood before returning it to a vein in the groin, and a stent is implanted directly into the carotid artery to stabilize the plaque and prevent future strokes. (
  • Review the positioning and efficiency of a stent, a mesh tube utilized to enhance blood circulation via an artery. (
  • A stent procedure involves installing a wire mesh tube into a narrowed coronary artery to keep it open. (
  • With the use of special endovascular instruments, along with X-ray images for guidance, a stent graft will be inserted through the femoral artery and advanced up into the aorta to the site of the aneurysm. (
  • Once he gets the patient's information, he'll listen to their blood flow through the carotid arteries (as discussed above) and he and his staff will also perform a non-invasive ultrasound procedure called a duplex. (
  • Carotid calcification was observed using carotid ultrasound. (
  • Each subject underwent circulating levels assessment of interleukin (IL)-2r, IL-6, IL-8, IL-10, high-sensitivity Creactive protein (hs-CRP) and carotid and coronary artery evaluation using carotid ultrasound and coronary computed tomography angiography (CCTA), respectively. (
  • The diagnosis is usually made with an ultrasound scan of the arteries in the neck (a duplex scan), or sometimes after a CT or MR scan. (
  • The most common method involves your vascular physician using a stethoscope to listen to the blood flow around your artery, then using an ultrasound test to see inside the carotid artery to determine how much plaque has built up. (
  • Coagulation activation and ultrasound characteristics in patients with carotid artery disease. (
  • Vascular ultrasound is a painless, noninvasive procedure that uses sound waves to evaluate how blood moves through your veins and arteries. (
  • Ultrasound imaging , also called ultrasound scanning or sonography or carotid duplex, is a safe and painless way to produce pictures of the inside of the body using sound waves. (
  • Carotid Ultrasound - A painless test used to determine the amount of plaque built up in the carotid arteries, located on each side of the neck. (
  • also known as PVR, this test measures blood flow using ultrasound a radiation-free test in which high-pitched sound waves are directed toward your arteries then reflected back to form an image. (
  • Should an 83 y/o being treated for hypertension and high cholesterol who suffered a tia 4 years ago have an ultrasound of the carotid arteries? (
  • An ultrasound is performed to screen the carotid arteries (a pair of blood vessels in the neck that delivers blood to your mind) for the accumulate of fatty plaque. (
  • Carotid (kuh-ROT-id) ultrasound is a risk-free, painless treatment that makes use of acoustic waves to examine the blood flow via the carotid arteries. (
  • Other uses of carotid ultrasound. (
  • An ultrasound is done to evaluate the carotid arteries (a pair of blood vessels in the neck that supplies blood to your mind) for the build up of fatty plaque. (
  • Various other uses carotid ultrasound. (
  • Fibrin-platelet emboli can, however, fill the entire lumen of the blood vessel and have a higher chance of causing retinal dysfunction and retinal artery occlusion. (
  • Carotid artery occlusion refers to the complete or partial impeding of the artery. (
  • Giant cell arteritis: Giant cell arteritis can result in granulomatous inflammation within the central retinal artery and posterior ciliary arteries of eye, resulting in partial or complete occlusion, leading to decreased blood flow manifesting as amaurosis fugax. (
  • Pressure changes in the ophthalmic artery after carotid occlusion (an experimental study in the rabbit). (
  • Interstitial hemorrhage into the media of the vessel wall can lead to occlusion of the internal carotid artery and aneurysm formation. (
  • C , Conventional angiography from the right common carotid artery confirms the presence of a total occlusion of the right internal carotid artery at the bifurcation ( solid black arrow ). (
  • A 5F diagnostic catheter was placed in the right ICA to confirm the presence of the occlusion ( Fig 1 C ). The catheter was then placed in the external carotid artery and a 0.035-inch Amplatz Superstiff guidewire (Boston Scientific, Natick, Mass) was used to exchange a 7F Shuttle-SL guide sheath (Cook, Bloomington, Ind) into the right common carotid artery. (
  • Can tias over time be caused by temporary or partial occlusion of vertebral or carotid arteries and cause foci or lesions? (
  • Dr. Y inn Ch er Ooi explains to KERA's Sam Baker why an advanced, minimally invasive procedure called transcarotid artery revascularization (TCAR) is a major step forward in treatment. (
  • Implemented Transcarotid Artery Revascularization (TCAR) as a standard for treating carotid artery disease in high-risk, surgical patients. (
  • It's called transcarotid artery revascularization, or TCAR. (
  • INTEGRIS Heart Hospital is pioneering the use of a breakthrough technology called TransCarotid Artery Revascularization (TCAR) to treat patients with carotid artery disease who are at risk for open surgery. (
  • The carotid arteries carry blood through the neck up to the brain. (
  • In the neck, each of them branches off into an internal carotid artery and an external carotid artery. (
  • The position of the branched carotid arteries is where a person can feel the pulse in their neck, just under the jaw. (
  • Using a stethoscope, the physician will listen for a telltale swooshing sound (bruit) over the carotid artery in the neck, which is a common characteristic of a narrowed artery. (
  • There are two blood vessels in the back of the neck - those are called the vertebral arteries. (
  • The carotid arteries are a pair of blood vessels located on both sides of your neck that deliver blood to your brain and head. (
  • Carotid arteries are the two blood vessels which offer the main blood supply to the brain, and are located on each side of the neck. (
  • The carotid arteries are the two large blood vessels in the neck that supply the brain and head with blood. (
  • Both divide into an internal carotid artery - which carries blood to the brain - and an external carotid artery - which carries blood to the face and neck. (
  • During this procedure, your provider makes an incision in your neck and surgically removes the plaque from inside your carotid artery. (
  • Your carotid arteries are two large blood vessels in your neck. (
  • The carotid arteries (right and left) are major vessels that supply blood to the head and neck. (
  • The carotid arteries run along either side of your neck. (
  • Located on each side of your neck are two common carotid arteries- dividing into the internal and external carotid arteries- which provide blood supply to the face, neck and lower extremities while simultaneously supplying blood to the brain. (
  • In most cases, the pulse can be felt in the carotid arteries on both side of the neck, right beneath the angle of the jaw line. (
  • It narrows or blocks the arteries, on each side of your neck under the jawline, that provide the main blood supply to the brain. (
  • Traditionally, carotid artery disease is treated by conventional surgery: A big incision along the neck. (
  • Your carotid artery has to be long enough for us to be able to stick a catheter in it through the neck. (
  • Everyone has two carotid arteries, one on each side of the neck, the carotid artery divides into two branches, the external and internal carotid arteries. (
  • The American Heart Association guidelines also state that carotid duplex US is a reasonable approach for asymptomatic patients with carotid bruit , an abnormal sound that may indicate turbulent blood flow, detected by a stethoscope when placed on top of the carotid arteries in the neck. (
  • It's important to understand that vascular disease outside the heart does occur in a variety of different locations - the carotid arteries in the neck, the aorta, the arteries in the legs and arms and even disease in the veins. (
  • High cholesterol and pain in left neck right where carotid artery is. (
  • If you have a blockage in your carotid neck artery will your cholesterol be high? (
  • The carotid arteries are located on each side of your neck. (
  • diarrhea) and emerging imbalances resulting from diseases of the ears, eyes, and blood vessels of the head and neck. (
  • There is a carotid artery on each side of the neck, providing blood to the brain and face. (
  • A person may not experience any symptoms of carotid artery disease. (
  • What Are the Symptoms of Carotid Artery Disease? (
  • In many cases, early-stage carotid artery disease does not produce noticeable symptoms. (
  • In its early stages, carotid artery disease often doesn't produce any signs or symptoms. (
  • Carotid artery disease may not cause any symptoms in the early stages. (
  • Carotid artery disease doesn't typically cause any symptoms. (
  • Carotid artery disease often does not cause symptoms, but there are tests that can tell your doctor if you have it. (
  • Provides an overview of carotid artery disease including symptoms, causes, diagnosis, treatment and staying healthy. (
  • Unfortunately, many symptoms of carotid artery disease are silent and can easily go undiagnosed. (
  • If these risk factors are well controlled, patients can reduce the likelihood of their carotid artery symptoms developing into carotid artery disease. (
  • Screening exams find disease before symptoms begin. (
  • Carotid occlusive disease: primary care of patients with or without symptoms. (
  • The good news is, by reducing risk factors and knowing signs and symptoms, many types of heart disease are preventable. (
  • Symptoms don't appear until an artery becomes narrow enough or is completely blocked. (
  • Symptoms of collagen vascular disease will vary but general symptoms include muscle weakness, body aches or joint pain, fatigue, and skin rash. (
  • Symptoms of cerebrovascular disease will vary but commonly include headache, weakness or paralysis of one side, confusion, slurred speech, and loss of vision. (
  • Each of these types of vascular diseases has its own unique set of symptoms, risk factors , and treatment options. (
  • If you have questions about the signs or symptoms of vascular disease, treatments, or ways to prevent vascular disease, schedule an appointment with one of the specialists at Banner Health. (
  • Officers with higher post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) symptoms had a nearly two-fold reduction in brachial artery flow-mediated dilation, indicating greater impairment of endothelial function (physiologic dysfunction of the normal biochemical processes carried out by the cells which line the inner surface of blood vessels) than officers with fewer PTSD symptoms. (
  • Whether you have already been diagnosed with a vascular disease, or you think a vein disorder may be causing your symptoms, Scripps Health vascular surgeons and specialists will help you manage your condition. (
  • Many people with outer artery illness have light or no symptoms. (
  • However, many patients with anatomically advanced disease may have no symptoms and experience no functional impairment. (
  • If you suffer from venous disease symptoms, it is important to seek the right treatment. (
  • If bruits are present, you'll typically hear them over the aorta, renal arteries, iliac arteries, and femoral arteries. (
  • Patients with severe symptomatic and asymptomatic carotid artery occlusive disease will be treated with carotid artery stenting (CAS) performed by experienced and skilled interventionists. (
  • Patient eligibility will include patients with standard or high-risk, symptomatic or asymptomatic carotid artery disease. (
  • Diffusion-weighted MRI in patients with symptomatic internal carotid artery disease. (
  • If ocular disease, such as arterial or vein occlusions, are present and the cause is unclear, systemic imaging studies of the carotid or the heart or neuroimaging of the brain should be ordered. (
  • Extracranial‐intracranial arterial bypass surgery for occlusive carotid artery disease New is a topic covered in the Cochrane Abstracts . (
  • Cochrane Abstracts , Evidence Central ,‐intracranial_arterial_bypass_surgery_for_occlusive_carotid_artery_disease_New. (
  • Conclusions: Carotid arterial stiffness is not associated with low 25(OH)D concentrations. (
  • After nearly a decade of follow-up, neither baseline PTH nor 25(OH)D concentrations were associated with progression of carotid arterial stiffness. (
  • Conclusions: I* may reflect the degree of atherosclerotic changes in the arterial wall and could possibly be used to predict coronary artery disease. (
  • Arterial disease is a vascular system disease that affect the arteries. (
  • Risk factors for developing arterial disease include smoking, high blood pressure, high cholesterol levels, poor diet (high in fat), and inactivity. (
  • We have minimally-invasive treatments and surgical options to treat carotid artery disease. (
  • The device is intended to treat carotid artery disease, which results in an estimated 700,000 strokes and 280,000 deaths in the United States annually. (
  • Disease-related factors associated to atherosclerotic disease in axial spondyloarthritis. (
  • Obscured vision due to papilledema may last only seconds, while a severely atherosclerotic carotid artery may be associated with a duration of one to ten minutes. (
  • While, most commonly, emboli causing amaurosis fugax are described as coming from an atherosclerotic carotid artery, any emboli arising from vasculature preceding the retinal artery, ophthalmic artery, or ciliary arteries may cause this transient monocular blindness. (
  • citation needed] Atherosclerotic carotid artery: Amaurosis fugax may present as a type of transient ischemic attack (TIA), during which an embolus unilaterally obstructs the lumen of the retinal artery or ophthalmic artery, causing a decrease in blood flow to the ipsilateral retina. (
  • The most common source of these athero-emboli is an atherosclerotic carotid artery. (
  • Atherosclerotic ophthalmic artery: Will present similarly to an atherosclerotic internal carotid artery. (
  • The association between family history of Coronary heart disease (CHD) and morbidity and mortality due to atherosclerotic sequelae, although well documented in population-based samples of whites, has been little studied in African Americans. (
  • Therapy with lipid -altering agents should be a component of multiple risk factor intervention in those individuals at significantly increased risk for atherosclerotic vascular disease due to hypercholesterolemia. (
  • To investigate the safety and efficacy of the Herbal Medicine C-117 (C-117) formula in the treatment of carotid atherosclerotic vulnerable plaques. (
  • Thus in these randomized controlled clinical trials using coronary arteriography, cholestyramine for oral suspension monotherapy has been demonstrated to slow progression 2,3 and promote regression 3 of atherosclerotic lesions in the coronary arteries of patients with coronary artery disease. (
  • High levels of lipoprotein a, or Lp(a), in youth predict an elevated risk from atherosclerotic cardiovascular disease (ASCVD) in middle-aged adulthood, but apparently not by directly affecting vascular disease progression, suggest both separate and pooled analyses of two longitudinal cohort studies. (
  • The HRs for coronary heart disease and for noncoronary atherosclerotic events were both similarly increased. (
  • A study reports a higher risk of dementia in atrial fibrillation patients diagnosed with carotid artery disease. (
  • A current study reports that patients diagnosed with carotid artery disease, already affected by atrial fibrillation have an increased risk of developing dementia. (
  • Carotid artery disease affects more than 200,000 new patients each year and mostly people over 60 years of age. (
  • This new data stresses the continued need for physicians to monitor and screen patients for both carotid artery disease and atrial fibrillation, especially patients who have risk factors of either disease, said Victoria Jacobs, PhD, a clinical researcher with the Intermountain Medical Center Heart Institute. (
  • A population of 6,786 patients with carotid artery disease but with no history of dementia , where the average age of the patients was 71.6 years old and 55.6 percent of them were male were studied. (
  • Patients with a history of cardiovascular disease are at a higher risk of developing carotid artery disease, as are smokers and diabetics. (
  • Based on the results of this feasibility study, VASO should be useful for identifying CBV adjustments in patients with steno-occlusive disease of the ICA. (
  • Fibroblast growth factor 23 (FGF-23) is a phosphate metabolism regulator in patients with chronic kidney disease (CKD). (
  • The present study is aimed to examine the FGF-23 level in pre-dialysis patients with CKD and its correlation with carotid artery calcification (CAAC). (
  • Carotid disease was diagnosed in 71 (53%) patients. (
  • Conclusion Among asymptomatic intermediate-risk patients, the presence of increased IL6 levels in addition to traditional risk factors (male gender with diabetes) and carotid artery disease predicts higher rates of obstructive CAD and it could be of help to identify which subset of asymptomatic patients could be referred to CCTA for screening. (
  • MORGANTOWN, W.Va. - Surgeons at the WVU Heart and Vascular Institute are now offering a new minimally invasive treatment for patients with carotid artery disease. (
  • There were 110 angiographically proven patients of coronary artery disease with mean age of 55.8 +/- 9 years (range 34-72 years) and 75 subjects with normal coronary artery anatomy with mean age of 54.8 +/- 8 years (range 34-68 years). (
  • The mean carotid intimal medial thicknesses in patients with triple vessel, double vessel and single vessel disease were 0.96 +/- 0.12 mm, 0.84 +/- 0.11 mm and 0.78 +/- 0.13 mm, respectively (p=0.05). (
  • Background/Purpose: Cardiovascular disease (CVD) is a significant cause of mortality in patients with SLE. (
  • All patients with carotid artery disease benefit from taking blood thinning medication such as aspirin or clopidogrel. (
  • These are commonly asked questions that patients ask our vascular specialists, often due to the lack of awareness surrounding this vascular disease. (
  • Part of our goal is to educate the community about vascular disease and help patients better understand what they can do to combat their risk for developing vascular disease. (
  • Our vascular physicians are dedicated to helping our patients better understand how we can help them with vascular disease. (
  • In this setting, there may be poor recognition among nursing and medical staff that these patients are at greater risk than general surgical patients because of the very high prevalence of significant, yet often occult, coronary artery disease. (
  • There has been controversy about how much preoperative investigation and intervention for coronary artery disease is of proven benefit in patients undergoing major vascular surgery. (
  • Further than preventing its onset, physicians can help to prevent the delayed recognition of various forms of coronary artery disease (CAD) in these patients. (
  • Cardiovascular disease prevention is important since over 65% of mortality in these patients is caused by CV disease. (
  • HbA1c 6.0-6.5% (42-48 mmol/mol]) might be considered in selected patients with short disease duration, long life expectancy, and no significant CVD, if obtained without producing hypoglycaemia. (
  • Aim: The viscoelastic properties of the artery are known to be altered in patients with vascular diseases. (
  • The subjects were 72 patients without diabetes and cardiovascular disease being treated for hypertension or dyslipidemia. (
  • Our results suggest that postprandial hyperglycemia increases carotid artery stiffness, but not morphological change, in patients without diabetes or cardiovascular disease. (
  • The surgeons of Grand View Health Surgery are skilled in the diagnosis and treatment of a broad spectrum of diseases and medical problems for patients of all ages. (
  • Many patients are appropriate candidates for less invasive treatment of vascular disease through minimally invasive endovascular surgery. (
  • Using advanced minimally invasive and surgical reconstruction procedures, Dr. Adcock cares for patients with complex and chronic diseases of the arteries, veins and lymphatic system. (
  • We are also able to treat patients with Carotid Artery Disease. (
  • Vascular surgeons are physicians who care for patients with diseases that affect the arteries and veins throughout the body outside of the heart and brain. (
  • Premature cardiovascular disease (CVD) is an important cause of morbidity and mortality in patients with systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE). (
  • Vascular surgery is used to treat patients with a disease or disorder that affects the vascular system. (
  • In the NHLBI Type II Coronary Intervention Trial 2 , 116 patients (80% male) with coronary artery disease (CAD) documented by arteriography were randomized to cholestyramine for oral suspension or placebo for five years of treatment. (
  • RESULTS: 923 patients (74% females, mean age 47 +/- 11 years, mean disease duration 14 +/- 9 years) were included in the analysis. (
  • Dr. Schmetterer in Salem Ohio specializes in treating venous diseases and has helped many patients get their lives back on track. (
  • The carotid arteries extend out from the aorta artery, which transports blood out of the heart and is the body's largest artery. (
  • This is a non-invasive way of evaluating the size of and flow through major blood vessels in the body including the carotid arteries, the aorta, and the arteries and veins in the legs. (
  • Alpha-Chlorofatty Acid and Coronary Artery or Aorta Calcium Scores in Women with Systemic Lupus Erythematosus. (
  • We investigated if serum α-ClFA is associated with subclinical CVD as measured by coronary artery and aorta calcium scores (CAC and AC, respectively) in women with and without systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE). (
  • Anatomy The aorta is the main and biggest artery in the body. (
  • The aorta is the main systemic artery and the largest artery of the body. (
  • A thoracic aortic aneurysm occurs in the body's largest artery (the aorta) that passes through the chest. (
  • Atrial fibrillation and carotid artery disease share common risk factors. (
  • Atrial fibrillation and carotid artery disease are treatable, and addressing those diseases early on can help reduce the risk of developing dementia," said Dr. Jacobs. (
  • Risk assessment includes classical risk factors, glycaemic status, albuminuria, presence of macrovascular and microvascular disease as well as search for arrhythmias and atrial fibrillation especially. (
  • examples being those arising due to (1) atrial fibrillation, (2) valvular abnormalities including post-rheumatic valvular disease, mitral valve prolapse, and a bicuspid aortic valve, and (3) atrial myxomas. (
  • This article describes the history and impact of this process as it occurs in the extracranial carotid artery. (
  • Carotid artery disease occurs when fatty deposits (plaques) clog the blood vessels that deliver blood to your brain and head (carotid arteries). (
  • Carotid artery disease is caused by a buildup of plaques in arteries that deliver blood to your brain. (
  • Plaques are clumps of cholesterol, calcium, fibrous tissue and other cellular debris that gather at microscopic injury sites within the artery. (
  • Carotid arteries that are clogged with plaques are stiff and narrow. (
  • Associations between Systematic Coronary Risk Evaluation risk estimates and coronary artery calcification and plaques in the carotid arteries by using imaging data from a computed tomography of the heart and ultrasonography of the carotid arteries were examined. (
  • 0 ranged from 40.7-65.9% and presence of carotid plaques from 54.5% to 72.8% in the age group 50-54 and 60-65 years, respectively. (
  • The primary outcomes were the change in stability, the mean change of the plaque Crouse score, and the area and number of bilateral carotid artery plaques before and after 6 months of treatment. (
  • It contributes to conditions that damage your arteries, including high blood pressure, diabetes and obesity. (
  • The univariate and multivariate analysis showed that male gender, diabetes, carotid disease, and IL-6 were independently associated with obstructive CAD. (
  • Control high blood pressure, cholesterol, diabetes and heart disease. (
  • average age, 69.4 ± 10.7 years) without diabetes or cardiovascular disease being treated for hypertension or dyslipidemia at the outpatient clinic of our division. (
  • The irony about having major surgery for carotid artery disease is that people who have multiple comorbidities - severe diabetes, heart disease, uncontrolled hypertension - these are the people that are not going to do well with major surgery. (
  • Individuals who are over 55 years old, have smoked during their life, have high blood pressure, high cholesterol, coronary disease, or diabetes should have a screening. (
  • People who smoke, have diabetes, high blood pressure, high cholesterol and a history of heart disease are more likely to have PVD. (
  • Led by a St.Vincent Medical Group Endocrinologist, nurse educators and registered dietitians, the Diabetes Center offers a comprehensive diabetes education program to help teens and adults better self-manage this disease and avoid complications. (
  • My mom has hypertension, diabetes, chronic kidney disease and carotid artery disease. (
  • Cerebrovascular diseases limit your brain's blood supply. (
  • [5] [15] When narrowing occurs in the heart, it is called coronary artery disease , and in the brain, it is called cerebrovascular disease . (
  • In particular, he can perform endovascular interventions at FV's modern Cathlab to treat cerebrovascular diseases safely, less invasively and effectively. (
  • Cerebrovascular neurosurgeons in Chicago often use the radial artery in your wrist to gain access to blood vessels instead of an artery in your groin, which is the traditional approach. (
  • The carotid arteries can narrow over a long period of time - just as heart vessels do - through buildup of plaque, Abedi says. (
  • Carotid artery disease affects both men and women on a close to equal level, Abedi says, but women as they age tend to have poorer outcomes because their arteries are smaller and therefore have less space to accommodate the buildup of plaque. (
  • Carotid artery disease describes the gradual blocking of these arteries by plaque buildup. (
  • Carotid artery disease occurs when the arteries become narrow or blocked as the result of a buildup of fatty plaque. (
  • Carotid artery disease causes these vital arteries to narrow and eventually become blocked due to a gradual buildup of plaque and fatty deposits. (
  • This is the buildup of cholesterol and other material in an artery. (
  • Plaque buildup in the carotid arteries also contributes to CAD. (
  • Certain risk factors can stimulate artery damage and plaque buildup. (
  • Turmeric extract is thought to reduce LDL cholesterol and the buildup of plaque in the arteries. (
  • Ginger contains heart-protective compounds like shogaols and gingerols , which can effectively prevent plaque buildup and unclog arteries by reducing total cholesterol. (
  • Carotid arteries are usually narrowed by a buildup of plaque - composed of fat, cholesterol, calcium and various other materials that flow in the blood stream. (
  • The Division of Vascular and Endovascular is a leader in the development and use of endovascular techniques for aortic aneurysm, carotid artery disease and lower extremity disease. (
  • The UK Vascular and Endovascular Surgery team provides a variety of innovative procedures for treating vascular disease. (
  • Treatments include endovascular procedures in which a physician inserts a long tube through a major artery in an arm or leg. (
  • Your arteries and veins have a big job to do. (
  • Sometimes your arteries or veins get narrowed or blocked, and blood can't go through them as easily. (
  • It can slow blood flow through your arteries and veins. (
  • UCLA interventional radiologist Viktor Szeder, MD, PhD discusses about arteriovenous fistulas, which are abnormal connections between arteries and veins that are typically found in the covering of the brain or spinal cord. (
  • Surgeons use advanced techniques to treat many conditions that affect the arteries, veins and lymph vessels. (
  • a congenital disorder in which there is an abnormal connection between arteries and veins without an intervening capillary. (
  • The vascular system includes the arteries, veins and capillaries, which all play an important role in circulating blood in the body. (
  • Tunica Adventitia (Externa) - the strong outer covering of arteries and veins. (
  • These fibers allow the arteries and veins to stretch to prevent over expansion due to the pressure that is exerted on the walls by blood flow. (
  • Tunica Media - the middle layer of the walls of arteries and veins. (
  • This layer is thicker in arteries than in veins. (
  • Tunica Intima - the inner layer of arteries and veins. (
  • Many types of vascular disease can affect your veins and arteries. (
  • Venous disease is a condition that affects the venous system, which includes veins and venules in the body. (
  • Being obese or overweight can make the venous problems much worse as it increases your risk for developing venous diseases such as varicose veins and spider veins which often cause leg cramps to sufferers. (
  • Bypass surgery involves creating alternative paths for blood flow to the heart using arteries and veins from other parts of the body. (
  • The vascular system is the body's network of blood vessels (arteries, veins and capillaries) that carries blood to and from the heart. (
  • Ho TY, Lin PK, Huang CH. White-centered retinal hemorrhage in ocular ischemic syndrome resolved after carotid artery stenting. (
  • Carotid artery disease occurs when cholesterol plaque builds up in the blood vessels that deliver oxygen-rich blood to the brain. (
  • Treat related heart disease conditions like high blood pressure and high cholesterol. (
  • Plaque made of fat, cholesterol, and other things builds up in the arteries, leaving less space for blood to flow. (
  • Eating too much fat and cholesterol can cause plaque to narrow arteries. (
  • Plaque is composed of fat and cholesterol that deposits within the walls of the arteries. (
  • Carotid artery disease occurs when plaque (a build-up of fat, cholesterol and other substances) collects and forms along the walls of the carotid arteries. (
  • Treatment of carotid artery disease usually involves a combination of lifestyle changes including smoking cessation, cholesterol management and daily aspirin therapy. (
  • The subjects included in the study were men aged 35 to 59 with serum cholesterol levels above 265 mg/dL and no previous history of heart disease. (
  • Should an elderly patient w/ HTN & high cholesterol get a carotid US? (
  • Is it common for a 31 year old to have artery blockage given high blood pressure past smoking and very high cholesterol triglycerides? (
  • Lemon is known to reduce blood cholesterol levels, and it helps the arteries by preventing oxidative damage. (
  • Lemons are also a great source of the potent antioxidant vitamin C. High doses of vitamin C have been found to strengthen arteries, reduce total cholesterol, increase high-density lipoprotein (HDL), inhibit platelet aggregation, and reduce inflammation. (
  • Carotid arteries are usually narrowed by a build-up of plaque - made up of fat, cholesterol, calcium and other materials that distribute in the bloodstream. (
  • Given that carotid IMT tracks with LDL-cholesterol, body-mass index (BMI), and other standard predictors of ASCVD risk, the current analyses "may suggest that elevated Lp(a) levels do not confer cardiovascular risk by contributing to early preclinical vasculopathy," write Olli Raitakari, MD, PhD, Turku University Central Hospital, Finland, and colleagues in a report published November 28 in Circulation . (
  • The two internal carotid arteries supply the brain, in fact mainly its front part, which controls our thought, personality, speech, sensory and motor function of the body. (
  • The splitting of the vessel wall in one or both (left and right) internal carotid arteries (CAROTID ARTERY, INTERNAL). (
  • Distal internal carotid arteries (ICAs) were measured beyond the bulb, where walls are parallel. (
  • The prevalence of stage III chronic kidney disease or higher by CKD-EPI formula was much lesser (13.6%, 95% CI 9.7-18.7) as was the frequency obtained by the Larsson equation (28.7%, 95% CI 23.2-34.9). (
  • Chronic Pulmonary Heart Diseases (incl. (
  • The prevalence of numerous chronic and infectious diseases is on the rise, which is the cause of the market's expansion. (
  • The market in the North American region is anticipated to have considerable expansion over the course of the forecast period on account of the factors such as the aging population, an increase in chronic diseases, and supportive government policies and initiatives focused on enhancing the health care system. (
  • a chronic inflammatory disease that affects the joints between the vertebrae of the spine, and the joints between the spine and the pelvis. (
  • Non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) was diagnosed with ultrasonography and exclusion of secondary causes for fat accumulation or other causes of chronic liver disease. (
  • Nonoperative treatment was employed when the patient had other associated high risk disease or a small asymptomatic aneurysm. (
  • Aneurysm Repair - Repairs an enlarged and weakened section of the artery. (
  • This may cause plaque build-up which may block circulation, or weaken the blood vessel wall which may lead to aneurysm disease. (
  • I have a small aneurysm, 5mm, in the carotid artery, facing the right eye and high blood pressure.Is lozartan 100mg-12.5 mg, adecuate to lower my blood pr? (
  • An aneurysm is an abnormal widening or ballooning of a portion of an artery due to weakness in the wall of the blood vessel. (
  • You have this condition when sticky fat called plaque builds up in the walls of your coronary arteries -- vessels that supply your heart with blood. (
  • It just occurs in different arteries than the coronary arteries to the heart. (
  • It originates from the heart and branches out into smaller arteries which supply blood to the head region ( brachiocephalic artery ), the heart itself ( coronary arteries ), and the lower regions of the body. (
  • Another diagnostic test is digital subtractive angiography (DSA) of the carotids, which is an imaging investigation using x-rays to take pictures of the arteries by injecting contrast in them. (
  • 1 A previous history of ischaemic heart disease or significant ECG changes warrants further preoperative investigation with stress echocardiography or scintigraphy, proceeding in some to coronary angiography and intervention. (
  • Both trials imaged carotid arteries by using conventional angiography, first with conventional radiographic film and later with digital subtraction angiography (DSA). (
  • however, less-invasive carotid imaging techniques, such as Doppler sonography and MR angiography, are now favored, despite being indirect and less accurate than DSA. (
  • Carotid angiography. (
  • Carotid artery disease causes about 10 to 20 percent of strokes. (
  • Strokes can happen as a result of other conditions asides carotid artery disease. (
  • Carotid artery disease is a major cause of strokes. (
  • The number of strokes caused by carotid artery disease is also increasing, but the good news is there are very good treatment options out there. (
  • Think of it as a hybrid surgery specifically designed to treat carotid disease in order to prevent strokes in the brain. (
  • However, if carotid artery disease is detected and treated, doctors can prevent most strokes. (
  • These people are three times as likely to die of heart attacks and strokes as those without the disease. (
  • Strokes can occur from carotid disease when plaque breaks off from the carotid artery and travels to the brain. (
  • An estimated 10 to 20 percent of strokes are caused by the disease, which afflicts 200,000 people every year in the United States. (
  • We are on the cusp of knowing - not necessarily in kids but for adults who already have heart disease - whether or not reducing Lp(a) is helpful in preventing heart attacks or strokes," Khera said. (
  • We treat a wide spectrum of cardiovascular diseases - from common conditions, to the most rare and complex illnesses. (
  • The Heart and Vascular Center makes use of advanced techniques and optimal treatments for cardiovascular diseases. (
  • It is shown how the specialty has evolved over the past 20 years, with advances in diagnosis and palliative techniques for correction of cardiovascular diseases. (
  • From preventive care and imaging to surgery, the multidisciplinary team utilizes state-of-the-art technology to treat a wide range of cardiovascular diseases. (
  • Read our FAQs about carotid artery disease and let us know if you would like to schedule a vascular screening or receive more information about minimally-invasive treatment and vascular surgery options. (
  • Dr. Foteh says the TCAR can be an option for anyone with carotid artery disease, but it is especially beneficial for those who may not be good candidates for open vascular surgery. (
  • Unilateral visual loss in bright light may indicate ipsilateral carotid artery occlusive disease and may reflect the inability of borderline circulation to sustain the increased retinal metabolic activity associated with exposure to bright light. (
  • Ocular features of carotid occlusive disease. (
  • Venous-stasis retinopathy of occlusive disease of the carotid artery. (
  • Treatment of carotid artery disease usually involves a combination of lifestyle changes, medication and sometimes surgery. (
  • Before you have carotid surgery, there are a number of tests that need to be done to assess whether you are able to have the operation, and some that need to be done immediately before the surgery (pre-operative tests). (
  • Provides an overview of carotid artery surgery. (
  • Our high-volume surgeons perform unusually complex carotid artery surgery safely, and with outstanding results. (
  • Having carotid artery surgery does not cure the cause of the blockage in your arteries. (
  • Additionally, a xenon CT scan with acetazolamide was performed that confirmed impaired cerebral vasoreactivity to the right hemisphere ( Fig 1 E ). Given that the patient had severe coronary disease, it was thought that general anesthesia and a superficial temporal artery to middle cerebral artery bypass surgery would be high risk. (
  • Graduated from St Andrew University and King's University (United Kingdom), Dr Mahen Nadarajah has been well known in the field of diagnosis and surgery to treat neurological and vascular diseases, with over 20 years of experience in clinical practice in the UK, Australia and Singapore. (
  • The surgeons of Houston Methodist Cardiovascular Surgery Associates in Katy are leading the way in the diagnosis and treatment of cardiovascular disease. (
  • The team is expert in handling complicated cases related to Coronary artery bypass surgery, Neonatal heart surgery or Valvular heart disease. (
  • With carotid artery surgery, the surgeon cuts open the carotid artery, removes the plaque and then stitches up the artery. (
  • A piece of a plaque may break off and flow to smaller arteries in your brain. (
  • The plaque fragment may get stuck in one of these smaller arteries, creating a blockage that cuts off blood supply to part of your brain. (
  • If a piece of plaque or a blood clot breaks off from the wall of the carotid artery it can block the smaller arteries of the brain. (
  • A piece of plaque breaks off and moves to the smaller arteries of the brain. (
  • Carotid artery disease occurs when fatty material called plaque builds up inside the arteries. (
  • Fatty deposits inside the artery that develop over time, typically it starts after your second decade of life," he explains. (
  • There have been hundreds of observational studies and clinical trials conducted to evaluate the effect of omega-3 fatty acids on CV disease. (
  • When arteries that supply blood to the internal organs, arms and legs become narrowed or blocked by plaque or fatty deposits, the flow of blood is slowed or stopped. (
  • Carotid artery disease develops when fatty deposits, or plaque, clog the blood vessels delivering blood to the brain. (
  • BACKGROUND: Favorable association between modest alcohol consumption and cardiovascular disease had been reported in general population, however, whether observed benefit extend to men with established fatty liver disease remains unknown. (
  • The accumulation of fatty plaque inside the carotid arteries can create the kind of turbulent blood flow that resounds as pulsatile tinnitus. (
  • These fatty deposits narrow or block artery channels resulting in decreased blood flow and increases the chances for blood clot formation. (
  • Your provider used live x-rays to carefully guide the catheter up to the area of the blockage in your carotid artery. (
  • A blockage of one of the main arteries in your lungs, often caused by deep vein thrombosis (a blood clot). (
  • Our team diagnoses, monitors and manages all types of heart disease. (
  • Heart disease can be present at birth or develop later in life. (
  • Take a brief quiz to find out how you can reduce your risk of heart disease. (
  • Heart disease is the number one cause of death for men and women in the United States. (
  • Feel confident knowing we can help guide you to decrease your chance of heart disease. (
  • As the leading cause of death for men and women in the United States, heart disease can be silent for many people. (
  • ALMOST everyone knows about heart disease - the importance of prevention, detection, and treatment, and the huge impact it has on people's health. (
  • But they know very little about vascular disease outside the heart, which actually causes almost as much death and disability as heart disease, and more than any cancer. (
  • Just like heart disease, each one of those problems has consequences that can be very serious and lead to hospitalisation and severe disability long term or even death. (
  • What is the difference between heart disease and vascular disease? (
  • Coronary artery disease is the most common type of heart disease. (
  • This summer a bipartisan bill called the South Asian Heart Health Awareness and Research Act of 2017 (H.R. 3592) addressing the higher prevalence of heart disease in this population was introduced in the U.S. House of Representatives by Rep. Pramila Jayapal (D-WA) and co-sponsored by 18 other House members, including Rep. Joe Wilson (R-SC). (
  • Over the seven-year study period the cholestyramine for oral suspension group experienced a 19% reduction (relative to the incidence in the placebo group) in the combined rate of coronary heart disease death plus non-fatal myocardial infarction (cumulative incidences of 7% cholestyramine for oral suspension and 8.6% placebo). (
  • Heart-healthy living involves understanding your risk, making healthy choices, and taking steps to reduce your chances of getting heart disease, including coronary heart disease, the most common type. (
  • By taking preventive measures, you can lower your risk of developing heart disease that could lead to a heart attack. (
  • Heart disease is a leading cause of death in the United States for both men and women. (
  • in ____ adults are expected to have some form of congenital heart disease. (
  • DHEA Protects Against Heart Disease-It Does Not Cause It! (
  • Drugs to prevent and treat heart disease generate more profit for pharmaceutical companies than any other class of medication. (
  • Once a doctor has diagnosed carotid artery disease, they will recommend treatment options to help prevent future complications. (
  • Mineral and bone disorder (MBD) is one of the major complications of CKD and is associated with higher risk of cardiovascular disease (CVD) and mortality. (
  • A bimodal distribution of mortality exists, with an early peak from SLE disease activity at the time of diagnosis followed by late complications including CVD 1 . (
  • TCAR, a minimally invasive treatment option for carotid artery disease, involves a small incision near the collarbone. (
  • The clinical spectrum of CKD-MBD includes secondary hyperparathyroidism and its consequences, adynamic bone disease with increased fracture risk, vascular and cardiac calcification, and osteomalacia. (
  • An abnormal thickening of the artery walls may signal the development of cardiovascular disease. (
  • an abnormal passage or opening between an artery and a vein. (
  • Abnormal noise in carotid arteries (bruit), spoted by your medical professional making use of a stethoscope. (
  • Stress Testing - A physical or chemical test used to check for significant blockages in arteries. (
  • Carotid artery disease occurs when the carotid arteries become narrowed or blocked. (
  • What is Venous Disease? (
  • The diagnosis and treatment of venous diseases are handled by Dr. Schmetterer in Salem Ohio who has been practicing for years. (
  • In this blog post, we will discuss venous disease diagnosis and treatment. (
  • It is often difficult to know if you have venous disease, as there are no definitive signs that will lead you to the diagnosis. (
  • Venous disease is a condition that affects venous blood flow. (
  • It can be debilitating and difficult to treat, but it's important to take the necessary precautions to avoid worsening your venous disease. (
  • Exercising regularly, especially if you're sitting at work all day long (which is the most common factor leading towards venous disease). (
  • Reduce venous disease by avoiding prolonged periods of standing and sitting. (
  • With TCAR, a small incision just above the collarbone gains direct access to the carotid artery. (
  • During the TCAR procedure, a tube inserted into the carotid artery is connected to a system that temporarily directs blood flow away from the brain to protect against dangerous debris from reaching the brain during the procedure. (
  • Your physician may recommend the TCAR procedure if you've been diagnosed with carotid artery disease and are not a suitable candidate for CEA. (
  • During a CAS procedure, a doctor inserts a small hollow tube, or catheter, into the arteries through the person's groin. (
  • Your health care provider inserted a catheter (flexible tube) into an artery through an incision (cut) in your groin or your arm. (
  • The doctor inserts a catheter into an artery in your arm or groin. (
  • A contrast agent is injected into the arteries through the catheter. (
  • A catheter is run through the femoral artery and guided toward the heart. (
  • The carotid arteries provide part of the main blood supply to your brain. (
  • Arteries play a vital role in transporting oxygen-rich blood from the heart to other parts of the body. (
  • The carotid arteries help transport blood into a person's brain and other areas in the head, making them essential to brain function. (
  • The carotid arteries transport oxygen-rich blood from the heart to the brain and head. (
  • In the disease , the carotid artery, the main artery leading from the brain to the heart gets blocked due to a gradual build-up of plaque in people as they age, restricting blood flow to the brain . (
  • The new study shows that a combination of the two diseases and the fact that both of them severely impact blood flow to the brain significantly increases a patient's chances of developing dementia. (
  • This disease affects two of the major thoroughfares for blood from the heart to the brain. (
  • The two carotid arteries exit the chest from the heart and they take blood flow to the brain," Abedi says. (
  • The two in front, the carotids, supply the majority of blood flow to the front and center of the brain. (
  • Once inside the brain, the four arteries merge into a system called the Circle of Willis that directs blood flow throughout every part of the brain. (
  • Placing a stethoscope against the carotid artery is an important initial tool for diagnosing a problem with blood flow. (
  • Carotid arteries are the two main blood vessels that supply your brain with fresh, oxygen-rich blood. (
  • The goal of carotid artery disease treatment is to increase the supply of oxygen-rich blood to your brain. (
  • When enough plaque builds up to disturb blood flow through the carotid artery, physicians call the problem carotid artery disease . (
  • This painless test can show your physician how open your carotid arteries are and how quickly blood flows through them. (
  • The surgeon places a tube directly into the carotid artery and connects it to a system that will direct blood flow away from the brain to protect against plaque that may come loose reaching the brain. (
  • The carotid arteries are two major blood vessels that transport blood to the brain and head. (
  • The carotid arteries are the blood vessels that carry oxygen-rich blood to the head, brain and face. (
  • The carotid arteries supply essential oxygenated blood to the large front part of the brain. (
  • Carotid artery disease is a condition affecting the major blood vessel that supplies oxygen-rich blood to your head and brain. (
  • These tests allow the Tinsley Surgical team to assess how well your blood flows through the carotid artery. (
  • If a blood clot sticks in the narrowed arteries, blood can't reach your brain. (
  • Arteries carry blood loaded with oxygen from your heart to the rest of your body. (
  • Plaque narrows the arteries, slowing blood flow to the heart. (
  • When a piece of plaque breaks off and lodges in an artery, it can block blood flow completely and cause a heart attack. (
  • Just like in coronary artery disease , plaque narrows the arteries and leaves less room for blood to flow through. (
  • If you have carotid artery disease, plaque builds up and narrows these arteries, so less blood gets through. (
  • The carotid arteries are vital as they feed oxygenated blood to the brain. (
  • Carotid arteries are two big blood vessels that send oxygenated blood to the large front of the brain. (
  • Arteriosclerosis is also referred to as cardiovascular arteriosclerosis, which is a heart condition that occurs when the arteries (vessels that carry blood away from the heart) grow stiff and thick, thereby restricting blood flow to vital organs and tissues in the body. (
  • Deposition of fats in the walls of arteries causes narrowing and restriction of blood flow to the heart and other important parts of the body. (
  • Both of these were done to open a narrowed or blocked artery that supplies blood to your brain. (
  • Concerning the pathology underlying these causes (except idiopathic), "some of the more frequent causes include atheromatous disease of the internal carotid or ophthalmic artery, vasospasm, optic neuropathies, giant cell arteritis, angle-closure glaucoma, increased intracranial pressure, orbital compressive disease, a steal phenomenon, and blood hyperviscosity or hypercoagulability. (
  • With respect to embolic and hemodynamic causes, this transient monocular visual loss ultimately occurs due to a temporary reduction in retinal artery, ophthalmic artery, or ciliary artery blood flow, leading to a decrease in retinal circulation which, in turn, causes retinal hypoxia. (
  • [6] [18] Other mechanisms include artery spasm , blood clots , trauma, fibromuscular dysplasia , and vasculitis . (
  • Normally, the arteries would be able to increase the amount of blood flow and therefore increase the amount of oxygen going to the exercised leg. (
  • These can happen if uncontrolled high blood pressure bursts a weakened artery. (
  • The internal carotid artery carries blood to the brain, while the external carotid artery carries blood to the face. (
  • Screening tests may include lab tests that check blood and other fluids, genetic tests that look for inherited genetic markers linked to disease, and imaging exams that produce pictures of the inside of the body. (
  • The carotid arteries are the two main arteries that carry oxygen-rich blood from the heart to the brain. (
  • Arteries are the blood vessels that deliver oxygenated blood from our heart to the rest of our body. (
  • more is the narrowing of the artery and restriction of blood flow. (
  • A narrowed or blocked artery cannot supply enough oxygenated blood and nutrients to the tissue or organ. (
  • Vascular disease outside the heart can affect the rest of the circulation to the body, including the blood supply to the arms, the legs, the brain, the kidneys, and the gut - even the fingers and toes may be affected. (
  • The clinical examination includes a series of questionnaires, which measure demographic, lifestyle, and psychological factors (e.g., depression, post-traumatic stress), DEXA measurements to record bone density and body composition, ultrasounds of the brachial and carotid arteries, 18 salivary cortisol samples throughout the day and in response to a series of challenges, and blood samples. (
  • Children with moyamoya disease have a progressive narrowing of the carotid arteries, which feed oxygen-rich blood to the brain. (
  • When blood pressure is high, blood flow through the carotid artery is more likely to be turbulent and thus cause a pulsating sound. (
  • These are the main arteries supplying blood to your brain. (
  • The procedure involves temporarily inserting and inflating a tiny balloon into the clogged artery to widen the area so that blood can flow freely to your brain. (
  • A scanner passes over the carotid artery to produce images using sound waves of the narrowed artery and of the blood flow to the brain. (
  • During this exam, contrast material (visible on X-rays) is injected into an artery to better see and examine the blood vessels. (
  • Raynaud's Disease (also called Raynaud's Phenomenon) is a blood vessel disorder. (
  • Carotid Anatomy The carotid arteries are the main arteries supplying the brain with oxygen rich blood. (
  • Arteries are the blood vessels that carry oxygen-rich blood to the body's tissues. (
  • An artery is an elastic blood vessel that transports blood away from the heart . (
  • Pulmonary arteries carry blood from the heart to the lungs where the blood picks up oxygen. (
  • Systemic arteries deliver blood to the rest of the body. (
  • The artery wall expands and contracts due to pressure exerted by blood as it is pumped by the heart through the arteries. (
  • Find various other carotid artery problems that may interrupt blood circulation. (
  • In outer artery condition (PAD), the legs or arms- generally the legs- don't get sufficient blood flow to keep up with need. (
  • Find other carotid artery abnormalities that may interfere with blood circulation. (
  • In outer artery condition (PAD), the legs or arms- normally the legs- do not get sufficient blood flow to stay on top of demand. (
  • Severe acute ocular ischemia associated with spontaneous internal carotid artery dissection. (
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  • Haussen DC, Henninger N, Selim M. Diffusion-weighted imaging of intramural hematoma in internal carotid artery dissection. (
  • Nautiyal A, Singh S, DiSalle M, O'Sullivan J. Painful Horner syndrome as a harbinger of silent carotid dissection. (
  • What Are the Risk Factors for Carotid Artery Disease? (
  • Talk to your doctor if you have risk factors for carotid artery disease. (
  • Eack common carotid artery divides in two branches: the internal carotid artery (to the inside of the skull) and the external carotid artery (to the outside) carotid. (