Carotid Artery Diseases: 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.Carotid Arteries: 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.Carotid Stenosis: 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)Carotid Artery, Internal: Branch of the common carotid artery which supplies the anterior part of the brain, the eye and its appendages, the forehead and nose.Endarterectomy, Carotid: The excision of the thickened, atheromatous tunica intima of a carotid artery.Carotid Artery, Common: 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.Coronary Artery Disease: Pathological processes of CORONARY ARTERIES that may derive from a congenital abnormality, atherosclerotic, or non-atherosclerotic cause.Carotid Artery, External: Branch of the common carotid artery which supplies the exterior of the head, the face, and the greater part of the neck.Carotid Artery Thrombosis: 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.Arteries: The vessels carrying blood away from the heart.Endarterectomy: 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, Doppler, Duplex: 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.Arterial Occlusive Diseases: 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.Ischemic Attack, Transient: 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)Stents: Devices that provide support for tubular structures that are being anastomosed or for body cavities during skin grafting.Magnetic Resonance Angiography: 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.Risk Factors: 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.Coronary Disease: 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.Cerebrovascular Disorders: 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.Amaurosis Fugax: 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)Cerebral Arteries: The arterial blood vessels supplying the CEREBRUM.Circle of Willis: 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.Ultrasonography, Doppler, Transcranial: 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.Ultrasonography: 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.Stroke: 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)Angioplasty: 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.Cerebrovascular Circulation: The circulation of blood through the BLOOD VESSELS of the BRAIN.Carotid Artery, Internal, Dissection: 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.Angiography: Radiography of blood vessels after injection of a contrast medium.Carotid Body: 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.Coronary Artery Bypass: 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.Cerebral Angiography: Radiography of the vascular system of the brain after injection of a contrast medium.Prospective Studies: 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.Tunica Intima: The innermost layer of an artery or vein, made up of one layer of endothelial cells and supported by an internal elastic lamina.Arteriosclerosis: 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.Angioplasty, Balloon: 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.Angiography, Digital Subtraction: 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.Carotid Sinus: 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.Blood Flow Velocity: A value equal to the total volume flow divided by the cross-sectional area of the vascular bed.Treatment Outcome: 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.Intracranial Arteriosclerosis: 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.Coronary Angiography: Radiography of the vascular system of the heart muscle after injection of a contrast medium.Tomography, X-Ray Computed: Tomography using x-ray transmission and a computer algorithm to reconstruct the image.Retinal Artery Occlusion: 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.Acetazolamide: 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)Intracranial Embolism: 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.Ophthalmic Artery: Artery originating from the internal carotid artery and distributing to the eye, orbit and adjacent facial structures.Tunica Media: 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.Predictive Value of Tests: 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.Follow-Up Studies: 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.Time Factors: Elements of limited time intervals, contributing to particular results or situations.Brain Ischemia: 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.Constriction, Pathologic: The condition of an anatomical structure's being constricted beyond normal dimensions.Asymptomatic Diseases: Diseases that do not exhibit symptoms.Femoral Artery: The main artery of the thigh, a continuation of the external iliac artery.Pulmonary Artery: The short wide vessel arising from the conus arteriosus of the right ventricle and conveying unaerated blood to the lungs.Severity of Illness Index: Levels within a diagnostic group which are established by various measurement criteria applied to the seriousness of a patient's disorder.Intracranial Embolism and Thrombosis: 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.Embolism: Blocking of a blood vessel by an embolus which can be a blood clot or other undissolved material in the blood stream.Retrospective Studies: 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.Carotid Intima-Media Thickness: 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.Cerebral Infarction: 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).Risk Assessment: 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)Vertebral Artery: The first branch of the SUBCLAVIAN ARTERY with distribution to muscles of the NECK; VERTEBRAE; SPINAL CORD; CEREBELLUM; and interior of the CEREBRUM.Carotid Artery Injuries: 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, Doppler, Color: 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.Sensitivity and Specificity: 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)Renal Artery: A branch of the abdominal aorta which supplies the kidneys, adrenal glands and ureters.Basilar Artery: 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.Blood Pressure: PRESSURE of the BLOOD on the ARTERIES and other BLOOD VESSELS.Coronary Vessels: The veins and arteries of the HEART.Collateral Circulation: Maintenance of blood flow to an organ despite obstruction of a principal vessel. Blood flow is maintained through small vessels.Ultrasonography, Doppler: 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)Postoperative Complications: 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.Mesenteric Arteries: Arteries which arise from the abdominal aorta and distribute to most of the intestines.Subclavian Artery: 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.Brachial Artery: The continuation of the axillary artery; it branches into the radial and ulnar arteries.Radial Artery: 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.Iliac Artery: Either of two large arteries originating from the abdominal aorta; they supply blood to the pelvis, abdominal wall and legs.Patient Selection: 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.Atherosclerosis: A thickening and loss of elasticity of the walls of ARTERIES that occurs with formation of ATHEROSCLEROTIC PLAQUES within the ARTERIAL INTIMA.Reproducibility of Results: 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.Magnetic Resonance Imaging: 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.Mammary Arteries: Arteries originating from the subclavian or axillary arteries and distributing to the anterior thoracic wall, mediastinal structures, diaphragm, pectoral muscles and mammary gland.Muscle, Smooth, Vascular: The nonstriated involuntary muscle tissue of blood vessels.Catheterization: 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.Coronary Stenosis: Narrowing or constriction of a coronary artery.Endothelium, Vascular: Single pavement layer of cells which line the luminal surface of the entire vascular system and regulate the transport of macromolecules and blood components.Myocardial Infarction: NECROSIS of the MYOCARDIUM caused by an obstruction of the blood supply to the heart (CORONARY CIRCULATION).Calcinosis: Pathologic deposition of calcium salts in tissues.Exercise Test: 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.Angina Pectoris: 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.Middle Cerebral Artery: 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.Prevalence: 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.Vasodilation: The physiological widening of BLOOD VESSELS by relaxing the underlying VASCULAR SMOOTH MUSCLE.Aneurysm: 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.Hemodynamics: The movement and the forces involved in the movement of the blood through the CARDIOVASCULAR SYSTEM.Regional Blood Flow: The flow of BLOOD through or around an organ or region of the body.Logistic Models: 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.Tomography, Emission-Computed, Single-Photon: 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.Peripheral Arterial Disease: 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.Regression Analysis: 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.Coronary Circulation: The circulation of blood through the CORONARY VESSELS of the HEART.Brain: 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.Incidence: 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.Vasodilator Agents: Drugs used to cause dilation of the blood vessels.Plaque, Atherosclerotic: Lesions formed within the walls of ARTERIES.Electrocardiography: 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.Intracranial Aneurysm: 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)Biological Markers: 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.Cerebral Revascularization: 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.Myocardial Ischemia: 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).Carotid Body Tumor: 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.Temporal Arteries: Arteries arising from the external carotid or the maxillary artery and distributing to the temporal region.Hypertension: 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.Ligation: Application of a ligature to tie a vessel or strangulate a part.Angioplasty, Balloon, Coronary: Dilation of an occluded coronary artery (or arteries) by means of a balloon catheter to restore myocardial blood supply.Hyperplasia: 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.Splenic Artery: The largest branch of the celiac trunk with distribution to the spleen, pancreas, stomach and greater omentum.Cavernous Sinus: An irregularly shaped venous space in the dura mater at either side of the sphenoid bone.Case-Control Studies: 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.Embolization, Therapeutic: 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.Vasoconstriction: The physiological narrowing of BLOOD VESSELS by contraction of the VASCULAR SMOOTH MUSCLE.Renal Artery Obstruction: 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).Hepatic Artery: A branch of the celiac artery that distributes to the stomach, pancreas, duodenum, liver, gallbladder, and greater omentum.Recurrence: The return of a sign, symptom, or disease after a remission.Celiac Artery: The arterial trunk that arises from the abdominal aorta and after a short course divides into the left gastric, common hepatic and splenic arteries.Dipyridamole: 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)Vascular Patency: The degree to which BLOOD VESSELS are not blocked or obstructed.Myocardial Perfusion Imaging: 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.Prognosis: 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.Jugular Veins: Veins in the neck which drain the brain, face, and neck into the brachiocephalic or subclavian veins.Thoracic Arteries: 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.Myocardial Revascularization: The restoration of blood supply to the myocardium. (From Dorland, 28th ed)Echocardiography: Ultrasonic recording of the size, motion, and composition of the heart and surrounding tissues. The standard approach is transthoracic.Blood Vessel Prosthesis Implantation: Surgical insertion of BLOOD VESSEL PROSTHESES to repair injured or diseased blood vessels.Pulsatile Flow: Rhythmic, intermittent propagation of a fluid through a BLOOD VESSEL or piping system, in contrast to constant, smooth propagation, which produces laminar flow.Thallium Radioisotopes: Unstable isotopes of thallium that decay or disintegrate emitting radiation. Tl atoms with atomic weights 198-202, 204, and 206-210 are thallium radioisotopes.Disease Models, Animal: 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.Compliance: 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.Balloon Occlusion: Use of a balloon CATHETER to block the flow of blood through an artery or vein.Vascular Surgical Procedures: Operative procedures for the treatment of vascular disorders.Aorta, Thoracic: The portion of the descending aorta proceeding from the arch of the aorta and extending to the DIAPHRAGM, eventually connecting to the ABDOMINAL AORTA.Rabbits: 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.Cohort Studies: 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.Chi-Square Distribution: 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.Cardiac Catheterization: Procedures in which placement of CARDIAC CATHETERS is performed for therapeutic or diagnostic procedures.Multivariate Analysis: 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.Mesenteric Artery, Superior: 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.Peripheral Vascular Diseases: Pathological processes involving any one of the BLOOD VESSELS in the vasculature outside the HEART.Umbilical Arteries: 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.Fibromuscular Dysplasia: 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.Injections, Intra-Arterial: Delivery of drugs into an artery.Aneurysm, False: 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.Heart Rate: The number of times the HEART VENTRICLES contract per unit of time, usually per minute.Platelet Aggregation Inhibitors: 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.Observer Variation: 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).Constriction: The act of constricting.Infarction, Middle Cerebral Artery: 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.Popliteal Artery: The continuation of the femoral artery coursing through the popliteal fossa; it divides into the anterior and posterior tibial arteries.Cholesterol, LDL: Cholesterol which is contained in or bound to low density lipoproteins (LDL), including CHOLESTEROL ESTERS and free cholesterol.Dobutamine: 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.Thrombosis: Formation and development of a thrombus or blood clot in the blood vessel.Dogs: 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)Contrast Media: Substances used to allow enhanced visualization of tissues.Feasibility Studies: Studies to determine the advantages or disadvantages, practicability, or capability of accomplishing a projected plan, study, or project.Brachiocephalic Trunk: 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 Factors: 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.Elasticity: Resistance and recovery from distortion of shape.Ultrasonography, Interventional: 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.C-Reactive Protein: A plasma protein that circulates in increased amounts during inflammation and after tissue damage.Rats, Sprague-Dawley: 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.Diabetic Angiopathies: VASCULAR DISEASES that are associated with DIABETES MELLITUS.Cholesterol, HDL: Cholesterol which is contained in or bound to high-density lipoproteins (HDL), including CHOLESTEROL ESTERS and free cholesterol.Cardiovascular Diseases: Pathological conditions involving the CARDIOVASCULAR SYSTEM including the HEART; the BLOOD VESSELS; or the PERICARDIUM.Heart: The hollow, muscular organ that maintains the circulation of the blood.Neointima: 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.Aorta: The main trunk of the systemic arteries.Blood Vessel Prosthesis: Device constructed of either synthetic or biological material that is used for the repair of injured or diseased blood vessels.Ulnar Artery: 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.Lipids: 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)Image Processing, Computer-Assisted: 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.Hydroxymethylglutaryl-CoA Reductase Inhibitors: Compounds that inhibit HMG-CoA reductases. They have been shown to directly lower cholesterol synthesis.Echocardiography, Stress: A method of recording heart motion and internal structures by combining ultrasonic imaging with exercise testing (EXERCISE TEST) or pharmacologic stress.Ankle Brachial Index: Comparison of the BLOOD PRESSURE between the BRACHIAL ARTERY and the POSTERIOR TIBIAL ARTERY. It is a predictor of PERIPHERAL ARTERIAL DISEASE.Technetium Tc 99m Sestamibi: A technetium imaging agent used to reveal blood-starved cardiac tissue during a heart attack.Maxillary Artery: 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).Disease Progression: 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.Bronchial Arteries: 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.Nitroglycerin: A volatile vasodilator which relieves ANGINA PECTORIS by stimulating GUANYLATE CYCLASE and lowering cytosolic calcium. It is also sometimes used for TOCOLYSIS and explosives.Analysis of Variance: A statistical technique that isolates and assesses the contributions of categorical independent variables to variation in the mean of a continuous dependent variable.Vasomotor System: The neural systems which act on VASCULAR SMOOTH MUSCLE to control blood vessel diameter. The major neural control is through the sympathetic nervous system.Hypercholesterolemia: 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.Odds Ratio: 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.Diabetes Complications: 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.Reference Values: 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.Cardiovascular Agents: Agents that affect the rate or intensity of cardiac contraction, blood vessel diameter, or blood volume.Gerbillinae: A subfamily of the Muridae consisting of several genera including Gerbillus, Rhombomys, Tatera, Meriones, and Psammomys.Cerebral Arterial Diseases: 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.Acetylcholine: 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.Cranial Nerve Injuries: 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.
HVLA is also contraindicated in patients with vascular disease such as aneurysms, or disease of the carotid arteries or ... Lymphatic pump treatment (LPT) is a manual technique intended to encourage lymph flow in a person's lymphatic system.[citation ... Still's proposed treatment regime also included as strong dose of healthy living: he advocated abstinence from alcohol, and ... A 2005 Cochrane Review of OMT in asthma treatment concluded that there was insufficient evidence that OMT can be used to treat ...
Joshua B. Bederson
"Patient Selection for Carotid Endarterectomy." In: Bederson JB, Tuhrim S, (eds), Treatment of Carotid Disease: A Practitioner's ... carotid artery disease and problems of the cervical and lumbar spine. During his surgical internship, he met and married ... 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 ...
... occlusion of the distal internal carotid artery occurs. On angiography, a "puff of smoke" appearance is seen, and the treatment ... 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 ... branches of the internal carotid artery inside the skull. When the internal carotid artery becomes completely blocked, the fine ...
Relationship between periodontal disease, tooth loss, and carotid artery plaque". Stroke. 34 (9): 2120-5. doi:10.1161/01.STR. ... Nov 2013). "Impacto of Osteoporosis and its treatment on oral health". Am J Med Sci. 346: 396-401. doi:10.1097/MAJ. ... 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. ...
... with stents and open surgery was safer than CAS in the treatment of symptomatic carotid artery disease. A study was carried out ... stenosis of the carotid artery, or are asymptomatic with >80% stenosis of the internal carotid artery. Carotid stenting may be ... Carotid artery stenting (CAS) is an endovascular procedure where a stent is deployed within the lumen of the carotid artery to ... prior ipsilateral carotid artery surgery, intra-thoracic or intracranial carotid disease) that make surgery difficult or risky ...
Endovascular aneurysm repair
One example in the treatment of thoracic aortic disease is revascularization of the left common carotid artery and/or the left ... subclavian artery from the innominate artery or the right common carotid artery to allow treatment of a thoracic aortic ... Parodi, JC (February 1997). "Endoluminal treatment of arterial diseases using a stent-graft combination: reflections 20 years ... prohibitively small femoral arteries, or circumferential calcification of the femoral or iliac arteries. In addition to a short ...
... artery disease Acute myocardial infarction Peripheral arterial disease Carotid disease Deep venous thrombosis Biliary disease ... PTCA balloon catheters play a key role in the treatment of patients undergoing percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI). In ... Of these deaths, an estimated 7.4 million were due to coronary heart disease and 6.7 million were due to stroke . Over three ... Out of the 17 million premature deaths (under the age of 70) due to noncommunicable diseases in 2015, 82% are in low- and ...
Transient ischemic attack
Confirming a diagnosis of carotid artery stenosis is important because the treatment for this condition, carotid endarterectomy ... so it does not necessarily apply to patients with TIAs as these may in fact be a symptom of underlying carotid artery disease ( ... Carotid ultrasonography is often used to screen for carotid artery stenosis, as it is more readily available. However, all of ... Another common culprit of TIA is an atherosclerotic plaque located in the common carotid artery, typically by the bifurcation ...
The Internal Carotid Artery is also at high risk to be affected. Patients with Autosomal Dominant Polycystic Kidney Disease ( ... 1 and 2). A combination of lifestyle modifications and medications can be used for the treatment of dolichoectasias. ... Seen in an MRI as two individual arteries at this hairpin, a carotid artery dolichoectasia can progress so far as to produce a ... Internal Carotid Artery dolichoectasia is particularly interesting because the artery normally already contains one hairpin ...
Vein graft failure
... upper and lower extremity arteries: the Task Force on the Diagnosis and Treatment of Peripheral Artery Diseases of the European ... Document covering atherosclerotic disease of extracranial carotid and vertebral, mesenteric, renal, ... November 2011). "ESC Guidelines on the diagnosis and treatment of peripheral artery diseases: ... Nwasokwa, ON (1 October 1995). "Coronary artery bypass graft disease". Annals of Internal Medicine. 123 (7): 528-45. PMID ...
Idiopathic orbital inflammatory disease
... while MRA may show narrowing of cavernous sinus internal carotid artery (ICA). Ultrasonographic findings On grayscale ... There is usually a dramatic response to this treatment and is often viewed as pathognomonic for this disease. Although response ... orbital cellulitis and carotid-cavernous fistula. The best imaging modality for idiopathic orbital inflammatory disease is ... In chronic disease or sclerosing variant, T2WI with FS will show hypointensity (due to fibrosis). Findings on STIR (Short T1 ...
Relationship between periodontal disease, tooth loss, and carotid artery plaque". Stroke. 34 (9): 2120-5. doi:10.1161/01.STR. ... Nov 2013). "Impacto of Osteoporosis and its treatment on oral health". Am J Med Sci. 346: 396-401. doi:10.1097/MAJ. ... Secondary to diseaseEdit. Tooth loss can occur secondary or concomitantly to many diseases. Diseases may cause periodontal ... Consequently, periodontal disease may cause increased infection, which may predispose a person to other diseases. Diseases ...
... there is plausibility and initial evidence to support snoring as an independent source of carotid artery/cardiovascular disease ... So far, there is no certain treatment that can completely stop snoring. Almost all treatments for snoring revolve around ... Vibration of the carotid artery with snoring also lends itself as a potential mechanism for atherosclerotic plaque rupture and ... New studies associate loud "snoring" with the development of carotid artery atherosclerosis. Amatoury et al. demonstrated that ...
Peripheral artery disease
Renal artery stenosis can cause renovascular hypertension. Carotid artery disease can cause strokes and transient ischemic ... pCMV-vegf165 was registered in Russia as the first-in-class gene therapy drug for treatment of peripheral artery disease, ... it is called coronary artery disease, while, in the brain, it is called cerebrovascular disease. Peripheral artery disease most ... "Family History of Peripheral Artery Disease Is Associated With Prevalence and Severity of Peripheral Artery Disease". Journal ...
Outline of cardiology
Carotid artery - Diseases of the carotid arteries: Carotid artery stenosis / carotid artery disease - Narrowing of the carotid ... The field includes medical diagnosis and treatment of congenital heart defects, coronary artery disease, heart failure, ... Carotid artery dissection - Dissection along the length of the carotid artery between the layers of the carotid wall and filled ... and carotid. Coronary artery disease (CAD)- Coronary artery disease is a general term for any reduction in coronary circulation ...
... a tumor marker for colorectal cancer Carotid endarterectomy, a surgical procedure involving the carotid artery Central nucleus ... an economic analysis sometimes used to evaluate medical treatments cea, ISO 639-3 code for the Native American Lower Chehalis ... of the amygdala, often abbreviated "CeA" Collie eye anomaly, a congenital eye disease in dogs Centre for American Studies ( ...
Ocular ischemic syndrome
The retinal arteries may show spontaneous pulsations. If carotid occlusive disease results in ophthalmic artery occlusion, ... The Wills Eye Manual: Office and Emergency Room Diagnosis and Treatment of Eye Disease, J.B. Lippincott, 1994. "Ocular Ischemic ... 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 ...
The carotid and vertebral arteries are most commonly affected. Middle and distal regions of the internal carotid arteries are ... Treatment is determined by factors such as age and disease location but routinely involve controlling hypertension, re- ... Ex vivo renal artery reconstruction is sometimes used for complex diseases where branches of the renal artery are affected. ... FMD can be found in almost every artery in the human body, but most often affects the carotid, vertebral, renal arteries and ...
Carotid artery dissection
Treatments include observation, anticoagulation, stent implantation and carotid artery ligation. 70% of patients with carotid ... IgG4-related disease involving the carotid artery has also been observed as a cause. However, although an association with ... The incidence of spontaneous carotid artery dissection is low, and incidence rates for internal carotid artery dissection have ... In one study of patients with carotid artery dissection, 60% had infarcts documented on neuroimaging. The goal of treatment is ...
Central retinal artery occlusion
... (CRAO) is a disease of the eye where the flow of blood through the central retinal artery is ... the most common is carotid artery atherosclerosis. Central retinal artery occlusions cause sudden, acute, and painless loss of ... "Treatment Options for Central Retinal Artery Occlusion". Current Treatment Options in Neurology. 15 (1): 63-77. doi:10.1007/ ... The ophthalmic artery branches off into the central retinal artery which travels with the optic nerve until it enters the eye. ...
Odd-toed perrisodactyls such as horses lack a carotid rete, but since the internal carotid artery passes through the guttural ... Pharmaceutical treatment is not suggested without coinciding surgery. Treatment typically consists of topical as well as ... Guttural pouch mycosis (GPM) is a fungal disease that is rare but potentially life-threatening. GPM is of unknown pathogenesis ... near the internal carotid artery. Clinical signs include unilateral or bilateral epistaxis due to erosion of the artery walls, ...
No treatment has to date been shown to prevent progression. The variable course of progression of the disease makes it ... ocular ischemic syndrome/carotid artery obstruction, hypertensive retinopathy, polycythemia vera retinopathy, and localized ... It is hoped that a better understanding of the pathogenesis of the disease may lead to better treatments. The use of vascular ... The rarity of the disease however, makes it difficult to assess in a controlled randomized manner. However, these treatment ...
... or disease of the carotid arteries or vertebral arteries. People taking ciprofloxacin or anticoagulants, or who have local ... Lymphatic pump treatment. Main article: Lymphatic pump. Lymphatic pump treatment (LPT) is a manual technique intended to ... Osteopathic manipulative treatment (OMT) involves palpation and manipulation of bones, muscles, joints, and fasciae. ... Treatment requires continual palpatory feedback to achieve release of myofascial tissues. This is accomplished by relaxing ...
Carotid artery stenosis is treated with angioplasty in a procedure called carotid stenting for patients at high-risk for ... leg and renal arteries caused by peripheral artery disease. Often, peripheral angioplasty is used in conjunction with guide ... Relative to surgery, angioplasty is a lower-risk option for the treatment of the conditions for which it is used, but there are ... A PCI used with stable coronary artery disease reduces chest pain, but does not reduce the risk of death, myocardial infarction ...
Imaging studies in severe internal carotid artery (ICA) disease report an incidence of watershed stroke ranging from 19% to 64 ... The TOAST (Trial of Org 10172 in Acute Stroke Treatment) classification is based on clinical symptoms as well as results of ... Momjian-Mayor, I; Baron, J.C. (2005). "The Pathophysiology of Watershed Infarction in Internal Carotid Artery Disease: Review ... Thrombi at the split of the internal carotid artery in the neck may cause watershed infarcts between the territories of the ...
... which arises from the ophthalmic artery, internal carotid artery, anterior cerebral artery, and anterior communicating arteries ... These diseases often cause sudden rapid visual loss in one eye. Inflammatory diseases of the blood vessels, like giant cell ... Without treatment, patients can go blind, and their pupils will dilate and stop reacting to light. Ethylene glycol, a component ... In short, optic atrophy is the end result of any disease that damages nerve cells anywhere between the retinal ganglion cells ...
Timeline of stroke
The earliest known stroke treatments start to happen, when surgeons begin performing surgery on the carotid arteries. Surgeons ... In the 1950s new techniques and therapies are developed to explore and modify the internal processes of cerebrovascular disease ... Reports of successful closures of injuries to the carotid arteries are documented. Early in the 20th century, most of the ... North American Symptomatic Carotid Endarterectomy Trial Collaborators (August 1991). "Beneficial Effect of Carotid ...
"Hemiballismus in a patient with Contralateral Carotid Artery Occlusion". Journal of the Neurological Sciences. 238: S392-S392. ... to give scientists and clinicians a better model for this disease that will ultimately lead to better diagnosis and treatment ... Some patients may not even need treatment because the disorder is not severe and can be self - limited. Dopamine Blockers When ... Scientists are still unsure as to why this form of treatment works, as dopamine has not been directly linked to hemiballismus. ...
Cavernous sinus thrombosis
Orbital cellulitis Internal carotid artery aneurysm Stroke Migraine headache Allergic blepharitis Thyroid exophthalmos Brain ... Both acute, fulminant disease and indolent, subacute presentations have been reported in the literature. The most common signs ... This infection is life-threatening and requires immediate treatment, which usually includes antibiotics and sometimes surgical ... Findings may include deformity of the internal carotid artery within the cavernous sinus, and an obvious signal hyperintensity ...
More rarely the maxillary or a branch of the external carotid artery can be ligated. The bleeding can also be stopped by intra- ... U.S. Centers for Disease Control Published 2001-05-11.. *^ a b c Wackym,, James B. Snow,... P. Ashley (2009). Ballenger's ... Treatment. The flow of blood normally stops when the blood clots, which may be encouraged by direct pressure applied by ... Connective tissue disease. *Drugs-aspirin, fexofenadine, warfarin, clopidogrel, prasugrel, isotretinoin, desmopressin and ...
Chung CL, Côté P, Stern P, L'espérance G (2014). "The Association Between Cervical Spine Manipulation and Carotid Artery ... There is a wide range of ways to measure treatment outcomes. Chiropractic care, like all medical treatment, benefits from ... subluxation is the sole cause of disease and manipulation is the cure for all diseases of the human race. A 2003 ... The incidence of internal carotid artery dissection following cervical spine manipulation is unknown. The literature ...
"Edinburgh Artery Study: prevalence of asymptomatic and symptomatic peripheral arterial disease in the general population". Int ... Treatment. Exercise can improve symptoms, as can revascularization. Both together may be better than one intervention ... Coronary artery aneurysm. *head / neck *Intracranial aneurysm. *Intracranial berry aneurysm. *Carotid artery dissection ... Other uncommon causes are Trousseau disease,[medical citation needed] Beurger's disease (Thromboangiitis obliterans),[medical ...
... of the carotid arteries. These arteries are the large blood vessels in your neck that feed your brain. Transcranial Doppler ( ... Treatment depends on the location, extent, and cause of the bleeding. Often, treatment can reverse the damage that has been ... and lung cancer are the most common causes of hemorrhage from metastatic disease. Other causes of intraparenchymal hemorrhage ... Carotid duplex: A carotid duplex is an ultrasound study that assesses whether or not you have atherosclerosis (narrowing) ...
Hypertensive kidney disease
Coronary artery aneurysm. *head / neck *Intracranial aneurysm. *Intracranial berry aneurysm. *Carotid artery dissection ... "Hypertensive Nephropathy, Symptoms, Treatment, Diet and Causes - Kidney Disease Symptoms and Treatment". www.kidney-symptom.com ... The aim of the medical treatment is to slow the progression of chronic kidney disease by reducing blood pressure and albumin ... Hypertensive kidney disease. Other names. Hypertensive nephrosclerosis (HN or HNS), hypertensive kidney disease, hypertensive ...
Surrounding structures such as the pleura and carotid artery are also at risk of damage with the potential for pneumothorax or ... "Clinical Infectious Diseases. 52 (9): e162-93. doi:10.1093/cid/cir257. PMC 3106269. PMID 21460264.. ... In cases in which a choice between intravenous therapy and oral treatment may be made to achieve the same outcome, such as in ... Blood transfusions may also be used to treat a severe anaemia or thrombocytopenia caused by a blood disease. People with ...
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Beberapa ahli lain mempertimbangan klasifikasi berdasarkan fenotipe seperti keberadaan internal carotid artery plaque, intima- ... Demyelinating disease, hipoglisemia, hiperglisemia, primary ocular disease-glaucoma, vitreal hemorrhage. floaters and the like ... Trial of Org 10172 in Acute Stroke Treatment". Department of Neurology, University of Iowa; Adams HP Jr, Bendixen BH, Kappelle ... baik yang bersifat intrakranial seperti moderate middle cerebral artery stenosis, ekstrakranial seperti vertebral artery origin ...
Vitamin D toxicity
Cardiovascular disease. Evidence suggests that dietary vitamin D may be carried by lipoprotein particles into cells of ... Clinical studies on prophylaxis and treatment of secondary hyperparathyroidism in uremic patients on chronic dialysis". Danish ... Higher levels of calcidiol positively correlate with aorta and carotid calcified atherosclerotic plaque in African Americans ... the artery wall and atherosclerotic plaque, where it may be converted to active form by monocyte-macrophages. This ...
... preexisting diabetes or coronary artery disease, mental illness, and sedentary lifestyle. Several studies have concluded ... Treatment. In a hypertensive emergency, the blood pressure should be slowly lowered over a period of minutes to hours ... Coronary artery aneurysm. *head / neck *Intracranial aneurysm. *Intracranial berry aneurysm. *Carotid artery dissection ... leading to pathologic changes in the small arteries of the kidney. Affected arteries develop endothelial dysfunction and ...
Treatment. To counter the effects of high-altitude diseases, the body must return arterial pO. 2 toward normal. ... In humans, hypoxia is detected by the peripheral chemoreceptors in the carotid body and aortic body, with the carotid body ... to an extent that parallels the degree to which resting mean pulmonary artery pressure is elevated. Although the severity of ... Diseases such as peripheral vascular disease can also result in local hypoxia. For this reason, symptoms are worse when a limb ...
Chronic kidney disease. *Kidney disease / renal artery stenosis - the normal physiological response to low blood pressure in ... "Approaches to testing new treatments in autosomal dominant polycystic kidney disease: insights from the CRISP and HALT-PKD ... Coronary artery aneurysm. *head / neck *Intracranial aneurysm. *Intracranial berry aneurysm. *Carotid artery dissection ... Other well known causes include diseases of the kidney. This includes diseases such as polycystic kidney disease which is a ...
Vertebral artery dissection
From analysis of the existing small treatment trials of cervical artery dissection (carotid and vertebral) it appears that ... autosomal dominant polycystic kidney disease and pseudoxanthoma elasticum, α1 antitrypsin deficiency and hereditary ... The other type, carotid artery dissection, involves the carotid arteries. Vertebral artery dissection is further classified as ... Treatment. Treatment is focused on reducing stroke episodes and damage from a distending artery. Four treatment ...
Carotid artery stenosis. *Renal artery stenosis. Other. *Aortoiliac occlusive disease. *Degos disease ... Brilstra, E. H.; Rinkel, G. J. E.; van der Graaf, Y.; van Rooij, W. J. J.; Algra, A. (1 February 1999). "Treatment of ... Aneurysms in the posterior circulation (basilar artery, vertebral arteries and posterior communicating artery) have a higher ... Intracranial aneurysms may result from diseases acquired during life, or from genetic conditions. Lifestyle diseases including ...
Carotid artery stenosis. *cerebral: MCA. *ACA. *Amaurosis fugax. *Moyamoya disease. POCI. *precerebral: Anterior spinal artery ... Treatment. Treatment depends substantially on the type of ICH. Rapid CT scan and other diagnostic measures are used to ... a b c d e f g h eMedicine Specialties , Neurology , Neurological Emergencies , Intracranial Haemorrhage: Treatment & Medication ... Treatment should typically be carried out in an intensive care unit. Guidelines recommended decreasing the blood pressure to ...
To its sides run the carotid arteries and inferior thyroid arteries; and to its sides on its back surface run the recurrent ... "Journal of Thoracic Disease. 8 (Suppl 2): S186-96. doi:10.3978/j.issn.2072-1439.2016.01.85. PMC 4775267. PMID 26981270.. ... "Evaluation and Treatment for Tracheoesophageal Puncture and Prosthesis: Technical Report". American Speech-Language-Hearing ... To the front left lie the large blood vessels the aortic arch and its branches the left common carotid artery and the ...
For example, surgical treatment of fistulae in Crohn's disease can be effective, but if the Crohn's disease itself is not ... H05.81) Carotid cavernous fistula. *(H70.1) Mastoid fistula *Craniosinus fistula: between the intracranial space and a ... Pulmonary arteriovenous fistula: between an artery and vein of the lungs, resulting in shunting of blood. This results in ... Diseases Inflammatory bowel disease, more often in the form of Crohn's disease than ulcerative colitis, is the leading cause ...
The posterior auricular artery is a direct branch of the external carotid artery, and the anterior auricular arteries are ... Ménière's disease, labyrinthitis, strokes, and other infective and congenital diseases may also result in the perception of ... "Ruptured Eardrum: Symptoms, Treatments, and Recovery". WebMD. Retrieved 25 February 2016.. *^ "How should I evaluate a draining ... ascending pharyngeal artery, internal carotid artery, and the artery of the pterygoid canal. ...
Kawasaki disease. Usually in children(age,4), it affects large, medium, and small vessels, prominently the coronary arteries. ... Treatment. Treatment is targeted to the underlying cause. However, most vasculitis in general are treated with steroids ( ... bruit over one or both carotid arteries or abdominal aorta. *arteriographic narrowing of aorta, its primary branches, or large ... Treatment: steroids. Giant cell (temporal) arteritis. Chronic vasculitis of both large and medium vessels, primarily affecting ...
Long-term hypertension is a risk factor for many diseases, including heart disease, stroke and kidney failure. Long-term ... The rise in pulse pressure with age is attributed to increased stiffness of the arteries. An age-related rise in blood ... The most important arterial baroreceptors are located in the left and right carotid sinuses and in the aortic arch. ... and Treatment". Journal of the American College of Cardiology. 66 (7): 848-860. doi:10.1016/j.jacc.2015.06.1084. ISSN 0735-1097 ...
... where ultrasound is used for assessing blood flow and stenoses in the carotid arteries (Carotid Ultrasonography) and ... Its aim is often to find a source of a disease or to exclude pathology. The practice of examining pregnant women using ... Early detection of treatment response and major adverse events by contrast-enhanced US". Liver International. 33 (4): 605-15. ... By calculating the frequency shift of a particular sample volume, for example flow in an artery or a jet of blood flow over a ...
... left common carotid artery, and left subclavian artery, as well as geometrically similar, nonplanar curvature in the aortic ... In the spread of disease. Rats can serve as zoonotic vectors for certain pathogens and thus spread disease, such as bubonic ... Rats are often used in scientific experiments; animal rights activists allege the treatment of rats in this context is cruel. ... "CDC - Diseases directly transmitted by rodents - Rodents". Centers for Disease Control. 2011-06-07. Archived from the original ...
Common sites treated with peripheral artery stents include the carotid, iliac, and femoral arteries. Because of the external ... particularly when a disease such as atherosclerosis has pathologically narrowed a structure such as an artery. ... Esophageal stents are a palliative treatment for advanced esophageal cancer. Endoscopic image of a self-expanding metallic ... The most common use for coronary stents is in the coronary arteries, into which a bare-metal stent, a drug-eluting stent, a ...
Surrounding structures such as the pleura and carotid artery are also at risk of damage with the potential for pneumothorax or ... Blood transfusions may also be used to treat a severe anaemia or thrombocytopenia caused by a blood disease. People with ... In cases in which a choice between intravenous therapy and oral treatment may be made to achieve the same outcome, such as in ... Asian immigrants to the United States are at risk if they seek intravenous glucose treatment. It may be had at store-front ...
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- Retinal Artery Occlusion is a disease of the Retina. (herbpathy.com)
- The condition in which there is blockage in one of the Arteries that carries blood to the Retina is known as Retinal Artery Occlusion. (herbpathy.com)
- If there is any blockage in these Arteries, it may develop Retinal Artery Occlusion. (herbpathy.com)
- Differential Diagnosis: If the occlusion occurs in the Arteries it is termed as Retinal Artery Occlusion. (herbpathy.com)
- The buildup of plaque inside the walls of the artery is due to a process called atherosclerosis (hardening of the arteries), and the resulting narrowing is called stenosis. (lohud.com)
- Carotid artery disease, or carotid artery stenosis , refers to a narrowing within the carotid arteries that is usually caused by the buildup of plaque within the artery, called atherosclerosis . (medbroadcast.com)
- For many people, carotid artery stenosis does not cause symptoms. (medbroadcast.com)
- Antiplatelet therapy ( cilostazol ) may reduce the progression of carotid artery stenosis after stent implantation. (medscape.com)
- Patients with carotid artery stenosis have a high incidence of concomitant coronary artery disease (CAD). (medscape.com)
- If any doubt exists regarding the degree of stenosis or the distal extent of the disease, arteriography of the arch and the carotid is indicated. (medscape.com)
- The extent of the disease should also be noted, with particular attention to the superior extent of the stenosis. (medscape.com)
- SARASOTA (Jan. 25, 2017) - Sarasota Memorial Hospital is among the first in Florida to offer high-risk patients a less invasive treatment for carotid stenosis - the buildup of plaque inside the carotid arteries that can lead to potentially disabling strokes and death. (vertical-group.com)
- Carotid artery stenosis is a major risk factor of stroke. (ucl.ac.uk)
- The long-term results of one of the first trials of endovascular treatment, the Carotid And Vertebral Transluminal Angioplasty Study (CAVATAS) are presented and the results placed in context of other clinical trials of endovascular treatment for carotid stenosis. (ucl.ac.uk)
- This Cochrane Review informed the largest completed trial of stenting and surgery in symptomatic carotid stenosis, the International Carotid Stenting Study (ICSS), whose short-term results up to 120 days after treatment are detailed. (ucl.ac.uk)
- Carotid artery disease, also known as carotid artery stenosis, is a narrowing of the carotid arteries commonly caused by a build up of plaque (fatty deposits). (ucsd.edu)
- For this reason, surgical treatment is recommended for symptomatic patients who have a greater than 70% stenosis as well as for symptomatic patients who have greater than 50% stenosis and are continuing to have symptoms despite being on medical therapy. (ucsd.edu)
- Most patients who have asymptomatic carotid stenosis will not go on to have a stroke. (ucsd.edu)
- It is also known as carotid artery stenosis or carotid artery occlusion. (dukehealth.org)
- If you have a family history of carotid artery disease, like carotid artery stenosis or carotid artery occlusion, or your doctor indicates it may be present, immediate care and aggressive management are essential. (dukehealth.org)
- We help you manage your carotid artery stenosis or carotid artery occlusion through lifestyle changes, medication, and procedures when needed. (dukehealth.org)
- Lifestyle changes can be key to managing carotid artery disease, including carotid artery stenosis and carotid artery occlusion. (dukehealth.org)
- They design a program to prevents your carotid artery stenosis from worsening, and lowers your risk for stroke. (dukehealth.org)
- The bruit usually means that there is a significant stenosis (or abnormal narrowing) of the carotid artery. (vascularassociateswny.com)
- Carotid artery disease (or carotid artery stenosis) occurs when the major arteries in your neck, which deliver oxygen-rich blood to your brain, become narrowed and potentially blocked by the buildup of plaque (atherosclerosis). (bidmc.org)
- Plaque causes the arteries to become narrow (stenosis), blocking blood flow to your brain and increasing your chance of a stroke. (muhealth.org)
- The Carotid Artery Disease Program at Tufts Medical Center provides advanced and minimally invasive procedures to treat patients with narrowed carotid arteries due to atherosclerotic, plaque build-up, recurrent stenosis, or fibromuscular dysplasia (FMD). (tuftsmedicalcenter.org)
- Why carotid stenosis occurs in some people but not others is unknown. (columbiasurgery.org)
- Blockage (stenosis) of the carotid arteries can also occur without any signs or symptoms. (columbiasurgery.org)
- Asymptomatic stenosis in the carotid arteries is sometimes discovered during a routine examination, when a "bruit," a swishing sound, is heard through a stethoscope placed on the neck in the area over the artery. (columbiasurgery.org)
- A bruit generally indicates a significant level of stenosis in the artery. (columbiasurgery.org)
- When your doctor suspects that you have a significant degree of stenosis in your carotid arteries, she or he will conduct an examination consisting of specific tests. (columbiasurgery.org)
- Carotid artery disease treatment is based on the severity of the stenosis found in the carotid artery. (medicalindiatourism.com)
- It may also be called carotid artery stenosis. (vidanthealth.com)
- Re-stenosis - This condition is seen when the treated artery starts getting narrowed again (re-stenosis). (travcure.com)
- If you have carotid artery disease (also known as carotid artery stenosis), a narrowing of the carotid arteries in the neck, you will need care from the surgical team with Lehigh Valley Health Network's Peripheral Vascular Program. (lvhn.org)
- This has been the gold standard for treatment of carotid stenosis, but sometimes surgery is considered too high risk due to your other medical conditions and/or the anatomy of your carotid artery. (lvhn.org)
- Arteriogram of carotid stenosis. (medscape.com)
- Carotid artery disease, also called carotid artery stenosis, occurs when the carotid arteries, the main blood vessels that carry oxygenated blood to the brain, become narrowed. (nyhq.org)
- Carotid artery disease (also known as carotid stenosis) occurs when there is a narrowing of the carotid arteries that is usually caused by a buildup of fatty substances and cholesterol. (spectrumhealth.org)
- What Is Carotid Stenosis? (spectrumhealth.org)
- Carotid stenosis is a narrowing of the lumen of the carotid artery. (spectrumhealth.org)
- Significant carotid stenosis occurs in 5 out of 1000 people 50 to 60 years old. (spectrumhealth.org)
- What Causes Carotid Stenosis? (spectrumhealth.org)
- How Is Carotid Stenosis Diagnosed? (spectrumhealth.org)
- Carotid artery disease otherwise called carotid artery stenosis happens when the fats stores (plaques) stop up veins that convey blood to the cerebrum and head (carotid arteries). (pharmiweb.com)
- Carotid artery disease (also called carotid stenosis) refers to the blockage and narrowing of the carotid arteries due to a fatty buildup called plaque. (lahey.org)
- Aging and abnormally high lipids and cholesterol levels in the body are the main causes of carotid stenosis. (lahey.org)
- Modifying risk factors and living a healthy lifestyle may prevent the development of carotid stenosis and reduce the risk of stroke. (lahey.org)
- Apart from the known risks of lung cancer and heart disease, smoking more than doubles the risks of developing carotid stenosis and stroke. (lahey.org)
- High cholesterol levels, specifically a subtype called low-density lipoproteins (LDL), which cause plaque build-up in arteries, can significantly accelerate the development of carotid stenosis. (lahey.org)
- A vascular ultrasound can confirm the presence and severity of carotid stenosis (narrowing). (dignityhealth.org)
- The patient must have a significant diameter reduction of the extracranial or intracranial internal or common carotid artery, defined as ≥50% stenosis for symptomatic patients or ≥80% stenosis for asymptomatic patients determined by carotid duplex ultrasound scan and/or carotid angiography. (clinicaltrials.gov)
- The fatty deposit is called plaque while the narrowing of the artery is known as stenosis. (strokecenter.org)
- Important risk factors in addition to the degree of stenosis include, gender, diabetes, the type of stroke symptoms (whether in the brain or in the eye), blockage of the carotid artery on the opposite side, and the use of aspirin immediately prior to the surgery. (strokecenter.org)
- 20%. In the final analysis, only two patients had entirely smooth coronary arteries, seven had coronary sclerosis, seven had a 30% stenosis, one had a 30-40% stenosis, one had a 40% stenosis, and 22 patients had a stenosis ≥ 50%, and in extreme cases, a left main coronary artery stenosis with three-vessel disease was shown. (cardiologyres.org)
- Carotid artery disease , also called carotid artery stenosis , refers to the narrowing of carotid arteries, the two large blood vessels that supply oxygenated blood to the large, front part of the brain. (northside.com)
- Carotid artery disease, also called carotid artery stenosis, is a common cause for stroke . (promedica.org)
- The most important thing is to be absolutely certain that the dizziness and the 90% stenosis in the right carotid are related. (medhelp.org)
- It is unusual to have dizziness due to carotid stenosis unless that carotid somehow provides flow to posterior circulation due to blockage in the vertebral of the subclavian arteries. (medhelp.org)
- On the basis of an updated evidence review (1) and in agreement with other organizations (2, 3) , the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force has reaffirmed its previous recommendation against screening for asymptomatic carotid artery stenosis (CAS) in the general adult population (4) . (annals.org)
- A tiny tube called a stent may also be put inside the artery during a carotid angioplasty to restore normal blood flow to the brain and help prevent future blockage. (novanthealth.org)
- UnityPoint Health is the first hospital in central Illinois to offer transcarotid artery revascularization, or TCAR, a new method for placing a stent in a carotid artery narrowed by plaque buildup. (eastpeoriatimescourier.com)
- The benefit to the flow reversal system is that you are not having to put a filter past the blockage," said Reid, referring to the umbrella-like device used during a standard carotid stent procedure. (eastpeoriatimescourier.com)
- Carotid angioplasty and stenting -- This procedure opens a blocked artery and places a tiny wire mesh (stent) in the artery to keep it open. (medlineplus.gov)
- A balloon is inflated to open the artery and a small mesh tube, or stent, is inserted to maintain the opening. (dukehealth.org)
- The artery heals around the stent. (dukehealth.org)
- Carotid stenting involves placing a stent (or small metal coil) in the clogged artery, which props open the artery and decreases the chance of it narrowing again. (vascularassociateswny.com)
- Endovascular carotid angioplasty and stenting , a minimally invasive procedure, uses a catheter to flatten plaque against your artery walls and insert a stent to keep the artery open. (bidmc.org)
- In some patients with carotid artery disease, doctors may place a stent (a small mesh support tube) at the site of the blockage in the carotid artery. (nyp.org)
- The stent is inserted via a catheter placed into the femoral artery in the groin and threaded through the blood vessels of the body to the area of the blockage. (nyp.org)
- The stent is left permanently in the artery to provide a reinforced channel through which blood can flow. (nyp.org)
- This widens the artery and restores blood flow.A stent (a small mesh tube) may be placed in the artery during angioplasty. (sih.net)
- A stent helps keep the artery open after angioplasty is done. (sih.net)
- A carotid stent will be implanted to stabilize the plaque and prevent future strokes. (pvasatx.com)
- A stent is a small, metal mesh tube that, once placed within the blocked artery, acts as a scaffold to keep the artery open. (columbiasurgery.org)
- The placement of the stent into the carotid artery is accomplished with the use of a very thin tube called a catheter. (columbiasurgery.org)
- Once the stent is positioned within the blocked portion of the artery, the balloon is inflated, expanding the stent in the area. (columbiasurgery.org)
- This surgery is mostly accompanied by an additional procedure which involves implanting a small metal stent (mesh-coil) in the affected artery to help it to retain the normal width. (travcure.com)
- Then a stent is placed to reopen the artery. (lvhn.org)
- A tiny, expandable stent is inserted into the newly opened area of the artery to help keep the artery from narrowing or closing again. (lvhn.org)
- A widening of the arteries (angioplasty) to clear blood flow to the brain, then compressing the blockage against the artery wall using a stent - a small mesh tube - that reduces the chances of more narrowing or a blockage. (hartfordhealthcare.org)
- A stent is a metal mesh tube that is placed in the artery to keep it open. (drugs.com)
- Patients remain awake during this alternative procedure, in which a surgeon inserts a catheter in the blocked artery, inflates a balloon on the end of the catheter to flatten out the plaque, and leaves behind a stent when withdrawing the catheter. (ehow.co.uk)
- The stent is a small mesh cylinder that holds the artery open. (ehow.co.uk)
- Single center randomized clinical trial, to evaluate the safety and efficacy of carotid artery stenting using the RX ACCULINK™ Carotid Stent System with RX ACCUNET™ Embolic Protection System or PercuSurge GuardWire® 3-6 Temporary Occlusion and Aspiration System using Angiomax (bivalirudin)versus heparin as the anticoagulant for treatment of occlusive carotid artery disease in low and high risk patient cohorts. (clinicaltrials.gov)
- A stent pushes plaque to the walls of the artery to help restore blood flow. (wellspan.org)
- A covered stent will then be passed up through the artery and laid across the aneurysm to prevent it from growing or rupturing. (wellspan.org)
- Surgical treatments include bypass graft surgery, balloon angioplasty, and stent. (healthgrades.com)
- 6. A method as in claim 5 , wherein the therapeutic catheter is a stent delivery catheter and treating the carotid artery comprises deploying a stent using the stent delivery catheter. (google.co.uk)
- Then, a stent is placed inside the artery to stabilize the plaque. (uky.edu)
- It is then inflated to widen the artery, and a small wire mesh coil called a stent is inserted to keep the artery from narrowing again. (northside.com)
Symptoms of carotid9
- Since you may not have any symptoms of carotid artery disease, it is important to have regular check-ups if you have risk factors. (bidmc.org)
- You may not have any symptoms of carotid artery disease. (sih.net)
- There are no symptoms of carotid artery disease in its early stages. (medicalindiatourism.com)
- The symptoms of carotid artery disease may look like other medical conditions or problems. (vidanthealth.com)
- You may not experience any symptoms of carotid artery disease until significant plaque buildup obstructs blood flow to the brain or a piece of plaque breaks off and blocks blood to the brain. (lvhn.org)
- Initially, there may be no symptoms of carotid artery disease. (pierremontcardiology.com)
- You may experience no symptoms of carotid artery disease. (spectrumhealth.org)
- Most people do not experience any signs and symptoms of carotid artery disease until the disease is advanced. (dignityhealth.org)
- Since there are often no symptoms of carotid disease, it's vitally important to see your doctor for regular physical examinations. (northside.com)
- The internal carotid artery supplies blood and oxygen to the brain and the external carotid artery supplies blood and oxygen to the face, neck, and scalp. (medbroadcast.com)
- Of the 7, 2 patients developed a dissecting aneurysm of the internal carotid artery, 2 developed significant clots, and 2 developed an incomplete vessel obstruction of the internal carotid artery. (steadyhealth.com)
- Thirteen patients with giant aneurysms of the internal carotid artery (ICA) were treated with ICA ligation and an extracranial-intracranial arterial bypass. (nih.gov)
- Apparatus is also provided for occluding the external carotid artery to prevent reversal of flow into the internal carotid artery. (google.com)
- Ischemia within the arteries branching from the internal carotid artery may result in symptoms such as blindness in one eye, weakness in one arm or leg, or weakness in one entire side of the body. (wikipedia.org)
Buildup of plaque5
- We may recommend lifestyle modifications and medications to reduce the buildup of plaque in your carotid arteries, as well as minimally invasive procedures or surgery to restore blood flow. (dukehealth.org)
- Carotid artery disease is the buildup of plaque along the inner wall of the arteries that causes narrowing and restricts blood flow. (dukehealth.org)
- Should these vessels become narrowed or blocked due to the buildup of plaque, you may have a condition called carotid artery disease. (sih.net)
- This is a buildup of plaque in the inner lining of the artery. (rochester.edu)
- Many strokes are caused by carotid artery disease, a chronic health problem that occurs from the buildup of plaque in the carotid arteries. (timesfreepress.com)
- According to Dr. Frank Porreca , a vascular surgeon with ColumbiaDoctors, the faculty practice of Columbia University Irving Medical Center, at NewYork-Presbyterian Lawrence Hospital in Bronxville, "The carotid arteries are located in the neck and provide the brain with more than 80 percent of its blood supply. (lohud.com)
- Patients with symptoms or signs suggesting disease, or those with significant risk factors should undergo a screening, specifically, an ultrasound of the neck to check the carotid artery for blockages. (lohud.com)
- This procedure requires a small incision in the neck done under anesthesia to remove plaque from the artery. (lohud.com)
- The carotid artery supplies blood and oxygen to the brain as well as the head and neck. (medbroadcast.com)
- There are two common carotid arteries - one on each side of the neck - that split into two arteries: the internal and external carotid arteries. (medbroadcast.com)
- You close it with one stitch to the carotid and a couple stitches in the neck. (eastpeoriatimescourier.com)
- Your carotid arteries are two large blood vessels in your neck. (medlineplus.gov)
- Approximately 75% of all ischemic strokes occur in the distribution of the carotid arteries in the neck. (ucsd.edu)
- Carotid disease is usually discovered either because a patient experiences symptoms or because a physician listens over the neck and hears an abnormal sound called a bruit during a routine physical examination. (ucsd.edu)
- Removes plaque from the carotid artery through a small incision in the neck. (dukehealth.org)
- Doppler/Duplex Ultrasound: A sensor connected to a special computer and monitor is placed over the carotid artery in the neck and images the flow of blood in the artery. (vascularassociateswny.com)
- An incision is made on the appropriate side of the neck and the artery is opened allowing the surgeon access to the plaque within the artery. (tcvcg.com)
- The carotid arteries, located on either side of your neck, run from your aorta (in your chest) to your brain. (bidmc.org)
- On each side of your neck, a carotid artery brings blood to your brain. (muhealth.org)
- The carotid arteries are located in the neck and provide the brain with most of its blood supply. (nyp.org)
- Your carotid arteries are located on each side of your neck and extend from your aorta in your chest to enter the base of your skull. (miamivascularsurgery.com)
- The carotid arteries are the vessels in the neck that provide blood to the brain. (sih.net)
- Carotid artery disease is a specific type of vascular problem in which plaques (waxy, fatty deposits) build up on the inside of the vessels that carry blood to the brain, face, neck, and scalp. (cvvcenters.com)
- Carotid endarectomy - surgically removing plaque from the artery though a neck incision. (tuftsmedicalcenter.org)
- The carotid arteries are the two major arteries in the neck, located on either side of the windpipe, that provide most of the blood supply to the brain. (columbiasurgery.org)
- The surgeon first makes a small incision on the side of the neck to expose the artery. (columbiasurgery.org)
- These arteries are located on each side of the neck and are very crucial as they are responsible for supplying blood to the big front portion of the brain. (medicalindiatourism.com)
- This is meant for those people who have large blockages in their neck arteries. (medicalindiatourism.com)
- Carotid artery disease develops when these blood vessels in the front of the neck become blocked or narrow. (umms.org)
- Doctors often detect the disease during routine physical exams using a stethoscope to listen for murmurs caused by blood rushing through a narrowed part of the neck. (umms.org)
- The carotid artery is one of the two arteries located on both sides of the neck. (travcure.com)
- An incision is made on the side of the neck where the affected carotid artery is located. (lvhn.org)
- The Department of Vascular Surgery in Schwabingdeals with the diagnosis and treatment of arterial and venous vascular artery and focus on the treatment of circulatory disorders of the neck vessels due to deposition, diseases of the aorta, circulatory disorders of the femoral arteries and varicose veins. (bookinghealth.com)
- Healthy carotid arteries, one on each side of the neck, bring oxygen-rich blood to the front part of the brain responsible for your personality, speech, judgment, problem-solving, body movement and intelligence. (hartfordhealthcare.org)
- The carotid arteries branch off from the aorta (the largest artery in the body) a short distance from the heart, and extend upward through the neck carrying oxygen-rich blood to the brain. (nyhq.org)
- Just as a pulse can be felt in the wrists, a pulse can also be felt on either side of the neck over the carotid arteries. (nyhq.org)
- Arteries in the neck and brain can be visualized, and the blockage can often be detected. (lahey.org)
- The resulting angiogram is the most accurate way of looking at arteries in the neck, head and brain, and provides information that cannot be obtained with other tests. (lahey.org)
- In carotid artery disease, the vessels that run along both sides of your neck delivering oxygen-rich blood to your brain become narrowed due to the buildup of cholesterol-based plaque. (dignityhealth.org)
- You have 2 carotid arteries, one on each side of your neck. (drugs.com)
- The carotid arteries, which run up both sides of the neck, can become blocked by the build-up of cholesterol and other fatty substances, or plaques, along the wall of the arteries. (ehow.co.uk)
- This is a disease that is associated with atypical neuralgia attacks in the neck and face. (steadyhealth.com)
- In non-medical lingo, this means that you will have lightning-like pain shooting into your neck and head at any time with this disease. (steadyhealth.com)
- The carotid arteries are the two major arteries, one on each side of the neck, that run from the aorta in the chest to the skull and supply the brain with oxygen and nutrients in the blood. (steadyhealth.com)
- The carotid artery plays a vital role in transporting blood from the heart through the neck to the brain. (wellspan.org)
- Carotid arteries are large blood vessels in your neck responsible for supplying oxygen-rich blood to your brain. (wakehealth.edu)
- During surgery, your vascular surgeon makes a small incision in either your neck or your leg, gaining access to the appropriate artery. (wakehealth.edu)
- He or she will make an incision on the side of the neck over the affected carotid artery. (rochester.edu)
- A common cause of this is disease in the large carotid arteries in the front of your neck. (stroke.org.uk)
- If your doctor detects an abnormal sound in the neck where the carotid arteries are located, this could mean you have carotid artery disease. (northside.com)
- After making an incision along the front of your neck, your surgeon opens the affected carotid artery and removes the plaques. (northside.com)
- The surgeon makes an incision on the neck to access the affected artery, opens the artery and removes the plaque. (timesfreepress.com)
- The surgeon closes the artery and the incision in the neck using stitches. (timesfreepress.com)
- The carotid arteries are the main blood vessels, one on each side of your neck, that carry blood up to your brain. (promedica.org)
- As invited participants in one of the National Institutes of Health 's largest studies of minimally invasive and surgical approaches to carotid artery disease, our surgical team underwent additional rigorous training and credentialing. (dukehealth.org)
- We maintain a level of surgical expertise in treating carotid artery disease that you won't find at many centers across the state. (dukehealth.org)
- Carotid dissections - most commonly managed medically while in complicated cases surgical or catheter based repairs may be indicated. (tuftsmedicalcenter.org)
- Compared to the surgical costs in Europe and America, the cost of carotid artery surgery is substantially lower in India due to its excellent health care facilities. (medicalindiatourism.com)
- Our neurosurgeons develop comprehensive treatment plans using diagnostic, surgical and nonsurgical techniques, then selecting the options that best meet our patients' needs. (umms.org)
- Carotid artery disease treatment now is performed using a minimally invasive surgical method, called carotid angioplasty. (travcure.com)
- Carotid angioplasty is a minimally invasive surgical procedure which uses a system of small flexible tubes (catheters) to perform the required tasks during the surgery. (travcure.com)
- This device is helpful in catching any type of debris that may get dislodged from the narrowed portion of the artery during the surgical procedure. (travcure.com)
- The surgeon will then use another similar catheter (this time with a deflated surgical balloon at the end) by inserting it into the artery till it reaches the narrowed point of the carotid artery. (travcure.com)
- Many years of experience in open and minimally invasive surgical procedures for the treatment of both veins and arteries allow the department to provide high quality medical care. (bookinghealth.com)
- The treatment section is divided into surgical procedures and medications. (pharmiweb.com)
- However, it is a fact that, despite the screening methods for these conditions and the advances in surgical treatment , little has been achieved in terms of reducing the risk of complications in the perioperative period . (bvsalud.org)
- Vascular surgery is a surgical specialty that involves treatment of the vascular, or circulatory, system (arteries and veins) outside the heart. (ecommunity.com)
- 2. A method as in claim 1 , wherein forming the puncture opening comprises making the puncture opening directly into the common carotid artery accessed through a transcervical surgical incision. (google.co.uk)
- TCAR is a minimally invasive and safe approach for high surgical risk patients who need carotid treatment. (uky.edu)
- Although this method removes plaque from inside the carotid artery to restore normal blood flow to the brain, patients are at risk for surgical complications, including bleeding, infection, heart attack, and cranial nerve injuries that can cause issues with swallowing, speaking and sensation in the face. (uky.edu)
- This open surgical procedure removes plaque from inside the carotid artery in order to restore normal blood flow to the brain. (timesfreepress.com)
- Our surgical team has significantly expanded the use of primary endovascular therapy for lower extremity arterial disease, preventing amputations and improving patients' quality of life. (bidmc.org)
- In recent years, another procedure, carotid stenting , has emerged as a treatment option for carotid disease. (ucsd.edu)
- This minimally invasive procedure uses a catheter to access the carotid artery. (dukehealth.org)
- This procedure eliminates a substance called plaque from your artery and can restore blood flow. (miamivascularsurgery.com)
- Your physician may recommend angioplasty to restore blood flow through a narrowed or blocked artery.During this procedure, a catheter (thin tube) with a balloon at the tip is inserted into the carotid artery. (sih.net)
- This procedure removes plaque buildup from an artery by inserting a small cutting device into the blocked artery. (sih.net)
- The surgeon will place a tube directly into your carotid artery and connect it to a system that will temporarily direct blood flow away from your brain, to protect against dangerous debris from reaching your brain during the procedure. (pvasatx.com)
- Moderate disease may not require an interventional procedure. (pvasatx.com)
- In this procedure, blood flow is diverted (similar to cardiac bypass surgery) and the carotid artery is cut open. (cvvcenters.com)
- In certain individuals a minimally invasive procedure called carotid stenting may be possible. (columbiasurgery.org)
- Some patients may be too ill or unable to tolerate the surgery, and a less invasive procedure called carotid stenting may be indicated instead. (columbiasurgery.org)
- Carotid artery stenting (CAS) is the procedure that is performed for unblocking the narrowing of the carotid artery lumen. (medicalindiatourism.com)
- What is the Carotid Artery Disease Treatment procedure? (travcure.com)
- Transfemoral carotid artery angioplasty and stenting - is a minimally invasive procedure requiring only a small incision in the groin. (lvhn.org)
- An angioplasty is a less invasive procedure that opens a clogged artery with a small balloon. (spectrumhealth.org)
- During the procedure, a surgeon slices open the blocked blood vessel and physically scrapes out the cholesterol and other material that should not be in the carotid artery. (ehow.co.uk)
- Is carotid artery narrowing a common procedure? (steadyhealth.com)
- Many patients for these treatments go home the same day as their procedure. (wellspan.org)
- Treatment of carotid artery disease involves a combination of lifestyle changes, medications and, in some severe cases, surgery or a stenting procedure. (northside.com)
- Carotid angioplasty and stenting - When the location of the narrowing or blockage is too difficult for the surgeon to access directly or when you have other health conditions that make surgery too risky, your doctor may recommend a procedure called carotid angioplasty and stenting. (northside.com)
- It sounds like it could be a leakage from your femoral artery, and people can bleed to death from such leakages after this kind of procedure. (caring.com)
- Because plaque can also build up in arteries other than the carotid arteries, people who have carotid artery disease may also have coronary artery disease, or heart disease. (medbroadcast.com)
- Just as with coronary artery disease, carotid artery disease can be treated or prevented by reducing intake of fatty foods, increasing exercise, losing weight, reducing alcohol consumption, lowering blood pressure, and stopping smoking. (cvvcenters.com)
- Carotid artery disease is similar to coronary artery disease, in which buildup occurs in the arteries of the heart. (vidanthealth.com)
- The risk factors are the same as those for coronary artery disease , which is a similar process in the arteries that supply blood to the heart. (umms.org)
- Coronary artery or peripheral artery disease. (hartfordhealthcare.org)
- Summary The concomitance between coronary artery disease and carotid artery disease is known and well documented. (bvsalud.org)
- Mayo Clinic carotid artery disease care brings together neurologists and neurosurgeons as well as cardiologists, vascular and endovascular surgeons, and neuroradiologists, working together to provide comprehensive, individualized diagnosis and treatment. (mayoclinic.org)
- Mayo Clinic's team approach means doctors can often provide diagnosis and develop a treatment plan within a few days. (mayoclinic.org)
- At MU Health Care, we use advanced cardiac imaging technology to provide an accurate diagnosis and personalized treatment plan. (muhealth.org)
- Successful treatment involves good pre-operative diagnosis and work-up, good operative technique, and good peri-operative care. (veinandvascularsurgery.com)
- Our accomplished vascular team combines experience and advanced technologies to achieve clinical excellence, from testing and diagnosis to treatment and rehabilitation. (spectrumhealth.org)
- The global carotid artery disease market is categorized on the basis of its treatment and diagnosis, end-user and regional demand. (pharmiweb.com)
- diagnosis, the market is categorized into treatment and diagnosis. (pharmiweb.com)
- Always consult a medical provider for diagnosis and treatment. (healthgrades.com)
- The diagnosis of CHD is better achieved by using carotid duplex than with an exercise ECG. (cardiologyres.org)
- The Surviving Sepsis Campaign (SSC) was launched in 2002 and has a 7-point agenda: building awareness of sepsis, improving diagnosis and recognition, defining and increasing the use of appropriate treatment and care, educating health care professionals, improving post-intensive care unit care, developing guidelines of care, and implementing a performance improvement program. (physiciansweekly.com)
- His research interests include the diagnosis and management of chronic venous insufficiency, the treatment of critical limb ischemia, and advanced therapies for healing chronic wounds. (cvent.com)
- Learn the symptoms, diagnosis methods and treatment options. (stroke.org.uk)
- Early recognition, diagnosis and treatment will greatly decrease patient discomfort and parental distress. (aafp.org)
- 2 This type of therapy frequently leads to a delay in definitive diagnosis and treatment. (aafp.org)
- Talk about your risks for carotid artery disease with one of our expert vascular surgeons for diagnosis and treatment options. (promedica.org)
- This is a multi-specialty book on the diagnosis, evaluation, and treatment of CNS metastases of the brain and spine. (springer.com)
- It is not a substitute for medical advice, diagnosis or treatment. (healthcommunities.com)
- Counterstrain is a system of diagnosis and treatment that considers the physical dysfunction to be a continuing, inappropriate strain reflex, which is inhibited during treatment by applying a position of mild strain in the direction exactly opposite to that of the reflex. (wikipedia.org)
TransCarotid Artery Revascularization5
- Mell was referring to transcarotid artery revascularization, a new technology with three major benefits over traditional carotid artery procedures. (ucdavis.edu)
- Transcarotid artery revascularization, or TCAR, is the newest approach to treating complex carotid artery disease offered at UC Davis Vascular Center, where patients receive state-of-the-art care for all forms of blood vessel disease. (ucdavis.edu)
- What is Transcarotid Artery Revascularization (TCAR)? (pvasatx.com)
- Am I eligible for transcarotid artery revascularization? (pvasatx.com)
- The good news is that there's a new option for severe cases of carotid artery disease, and the UK Gill Heart & Vascular Institute is among the first in the state to offer it: TransCarotid Artery Revascularization (TCAR). (uky.edu)
- Carotid artery blockages are primarily linked with plaques from dietary cholesterol. (ucdavis.edu)
- Clinical trials are seeking to determine if patients with blockages in large arteries fare better if endovascular techniques - which employ devices inserted into the blocked artery through a catheter - are used. (nyp.org)
- Carotid artery blockages of less than 50 per cent can usually be managed and reduced with a combination of lifestyle changes and medication. (ehow.co.uk)
- Similarly, medications such as dofetilide (Tikosyn from Pfizer), which controls irregular heartbeat, and fondaparinux (Arixtra from GlaxoSmithKline), which treats deep vein thrombosis, can play roles in controlling carotid artery blockages by preventing the formation and travelling of clots through the body. (ehow.co.uk)
- They have extensive experience in performing all of the newest vascular procedures, including stents and angioplasty for carotid artery disease, aortic aneurysms, and blockages in arteries throughout the body. (ecommunity.com)
- When blockages in an artery restrict blood flow, it can cause serious complications. (wakehealth.edu)
- Carotid artery disease develops when these arteries become narrowed, or occluded, by an accumulation of a fatty substance called plaque. (lohud.com)
- Carotid artery disease occurs when fatty, waxy deposits called plaques clog your carotid arteries. (indigo.ca)
- Carotid artery disease occurs when fatty material called plaque builds up inside the arteries. (medlineplus.gov)
- Over time, the buildup of fatty substances and cholesterol narrows the carotid arteries. (ucsd.edu)
- This is the buildup of fatty substances, calcium, and other waste products inside the artery lining. (vidanthealth.com)
- In this condition, fatty deposits build up along the inner layer of the arteries forming plaque. (vidanthealth.com)
- Plaque - made of scar tissue, cholesterol and other fatty substances - builds up inside artery walls. (umms.org)
- The inflation of the balloon compresses the fatty tissue in the artery and makes a larger opening inside the artery for improved blood flow. (lvhn.org)
- This condition is a buildup of fatty deposits, called plaque, in the carotid arteries. (pierremontcardiology.com)
- It is generally characterized by the accumulation of fatty deposits along the innermost layer of the arteries. (nyhq.org)
- Carotid artery disease occurs when fatty deposits (plaques) clog the blood vessels that deliver blood to your brain and head (carotid arteries). (mayoclinic.org)
- If you're diagnosed with this disease, it means a fatty deposit (plaque) has built up in one or both of the carotid arteries and this plaque is restricting blood flow to your brain. (promedica.org)
- Our specialists created the first comprehensive carotid artery stenting program in South Texas and have continued advancing treatments for vascular conditions. (uthscsa.edu)
- Carotid stenting has gained widespread acceptance as alternative treatment, although trials of safety and efficacy have been inconclusive and contradictory. (ucl.ac.uk)
- Mayo Clinic doctors are expert in advanced stenting techniques for carotid artery disease. (mayoclinic.org)
- However, if your physician believes that the artery requires repair-that is, the diameter of the blood flow channel needs to be improved-two options exist: Angioplasty and Stenting of the carotid artery or the direct removal of plaque from the artery. (tcvcg.com)
- If your carotid artery disease is moderate to severe, you may be referred to an interventional cardiologist or vascular surgeon to have angioplasty and/or stenting. (cvvcenters.com)
- Carotid angioplasty and stenting - inserting a small mesh tube which is ballooned to open the artery and trap the plaque against the artery wall. (tuftsmedicalcenter.org)
- Patients generally require only one night's stay in the hospital following a carotid angioplasty and stenting and can resume their normal activities almost immediately. (ehow.co.uk)
- Carotid artery stenting with distal embolic protection. (clinicaltrials.gov)
- The board-certified vascular surgeons at Community Heart and Vascular perform all common vascular surgeries to treat vascular disease, such as carotid stenting, sclerotherapy, angioplasty, atherectomy, bypass surgery, thrombectomy and other related procedures. (ecommunity.com)
- Statin therapy, with a target low-density lipoprotein (LDL) level below 100 mg/dL, is recommended for all patients with extracranial carotid atherosclerotic disease. (medscape.com)
- We are experts in caring for patients with carotid artery disease. (uthscsa.edu)
- We offer patients advanced imaging and the latest technology for diagnosing and effectively treating carotid artery disease. (uthscsa.edu)
- At Novant Health we understand that no two patients are alike and offer personalized treatment plans to avoid further complications from carotid artery disease. (novanthealth.org)
- Based on those positive outcomes, thirty-eight prominent vascular experts have written the F.D.A. urging the agency not to expand coverage for stents for asymptomatic patients, claiming that most of those patients will receive little benefit from the more aggressive and costly treatment. (physiciansweekly.com)
- One of the patients is coming back later this month because she needs to do the other carotid artery. (eastpeoriatimescourier.com)
- Patients with minimal disease are treated with blood thinners. (eastpeoriatimescourier.com)
- Vascular surgeon Matthew Mell is a leader in treating complex arterial disease and one of the first physicians in the region to offer TCAR to patients. (ucdavis.edu)
- It is typically performed in patients who are having symptoms when the carotid artery is more than 50 percent blocked, or in otherwise healthy patients when the carotid artery is more than 60 percent blocked. (dukehealth.org)
- For patients with carotid artery disease who are at risk for traditional open surgery, a less-invasive, clinically proven alternative called TCAR is available. (pvasatx.com)
- Sometimes, patients are screened for carotid artery disease if the doctor knows the patient has vascular disease elsewhere in the body. (pvasatx.com)
- In addition we care for patients with Carotid Body Tumors (paragangiolomas), carotid dissections, and carotid aneurysms. (tuftsmedicalcenter.org)
- Spectrum Health offers the area's largest and most comprehensive cardiac rehabilitation program for patients who have recently experienced a major cardiovascular episode or treatment. (spectrumhealth.org)
- Many patients with carotid artery disease do not have symptoms. (lahey.org)
- Early treatment and intervention is often pivotal in ensuring the best outcome for patients. (healthpoint.co.nz)
- Patients with any type of carotid artery blockage should take steps to address the condition. (ehow.co.uk)
- Our vascular experts participate in clinical trials and treat more patients with renal artery aneurysms (RAA) a year than any other healthcare facility in the Northwest. (uwmedicine.org)
- Patients will also experience tenderness over the bifurcation of the carotid artery without any noticeable structural abnormality. (steadyhealth.com)
- MRI studies show that there is an abnormal thickening of tissue around the carotid arteries in patients that experience carotidynia that is not seen in a standard migraine attack. (steadyhealth.com)
- The SVS PAC is the single voice in Washington that ensures issues facing the care of patients with vascular disease are understood. (vascular.org)
- For these patients, Baptist Cardiovascular Services provides complete diagnostic and treatment programs. (mbhs.org)
- Doing so is not recommended for routine treatment of neutropenic sepsis, but it can be done with patients who are in septic shock. (physiciansweekly.com)
- The aim of this review is to provide an overview of the medicolegal factors involved in treating patients suffering carotid artery disease and to compare litigation related to CEA and CAS. (thejns.org)
- HIV-associated T cell changes are associated with subclinical carotid artery abnormalities, which may be observed even among those patients achieving viral suppression with effective antiretroviral therapy. (pubmedcentralcanada.ca)
- As compared with control individuals without human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) infection, HIV-infected patients have increased risk of acute cardiovascular disease (CVD) events including myocardial infarction [ 1 ] and advanced subclinical vascular disease [ 2 ]. (pubmedcentralcanada.ca)
- Still's proposed treatment regime also included as strong dose of healthy living: he advocated abstinence from alcohol, and patients were forbidden from taking medicine. (wikipedia.org)
- TCAR (or transcarotid arterial revascularization) - With TCAR, a 1-2- centimeter incision is made above the collarbone to place a catheter into the carotid artery, which temporarily reverses the flow of blood away from the brain. (lvhn.org)
- There is little agreement on the best initial therapeutic approach (myocardial versus carotid revascularization) or the best technique to be used ( surgery with or without extracorporeal circulation , hybrid treatments , etc. (bvsalud.org)
Catheter into the carotid artery1
- The two main arteries that deliver blood to the brain are the carotid arteries. (lohud.com)
- This is an emergency condition that requires prompt treatment in order to prevent permanent brain injury," says Dr. Porreca. (lohud.com)
- Early treatment is imperative to minimize damage to the brain and increase the chance that you will recover without permanent effects. (medbroadcast.com)
- Your carotid arteries are a pair of blood vessels that deliver blood to your brain and head. (indigo.ca)
- You develop carotid artery disease when the two main blood vessels that deliver blood to your brain become blocked by plaque deposits. (dignityhealth.org)
- The carotid arteries provide part of the main blood supply to your brain. (medlineplus.gov)
- While that is under way, a special device temporarily reverses carotid blood flow so material loosened during the process travels away from the brain to larger, lower extremity vessels. (ucdavis.edu)
- Typically, the more plaque that is present, the narrower the diameter of the internal portion of the artery is that is delivering blood to the brain. (tcvcg.com)
- As plaque builds and the carotid arteries continue to narrow, the amount of blood the brain receives is reduced. (bidmc.org)
- Most strokes related to carotid artery disease occur when pieces of plaque or blood clots break away from artery walls and travel into the brain, where they can block one of the brain's smaller arteries. (bidmc.org)
- The catheter is inserted into the femoral artery in the groin and threaded up to the blocked artery in the brain, where the device is deployed. (nyp.org)
- These important arteries supply blood to your brain. (miamivascularsurgery.com)
- Surprisingly, it's rarely a problem because the brain has redundant arteries that supply it with blood. (pvasatx.com)
- Plaques cause the carotid arteries to narrow, which can reduce blood supply to the brain. (cvvcenters.com)
- Carotid arteries are responsible for carrying oxygen rich blood from the heart to the brain and heart. (medicalindiatourism.com)
- The carotid arteries are the main blood vessels that carry blood and oxygen to the brain. (vidanthealth.com)
- Carotid artery disease reduces the flow of oxygen to the brain. (vidanthealth.com)
- The thickening narrows the arteries and decreases blood flow or completely blocks the flow of blood to the brain. (vidanthealth.com)
- These two arteries supply oxygen-rich blood to the part of the brain that controls movement, speech and sensation. (umms.org)
- It is the main artery which supplies blood to the brain. (travcure.com)
- This helps in providing a clearer view of the narrowed artery and the cause of the decreasing blood supply to the brain. (travcure.com)
- Because the carotid arteries deliver blood to the brain, carotid artery disease can have serious implications by reducing the flow of oxygen to the brain. (lvhn.org)
- The artery is sutured back together, restoring normal blood flow to the brain. (lvhn.org)
- But as the disease progresses and blood flow to the brain is restricted, the person may experience sudden numbness or weakness of one side of the face, arm or leg, clumsy motions and slurred speech. (pierremontcardiology.com)
- To better understand how carotid artery disease affects the brain, a basic review of the anatomy of the circulation system of the brain follows. (nyhq.org)
- The main supply of blood to the brain is carried by the carotid arteries. (nyhq.org)
- Treatment is essential, since the carotid arteries carry blood to your brain. (spectrumhealth.org)
- This artery is the main one that takes oxygen-rich blood to the brain. (spectrumhealth.org)
- The most common symptom of carotid artery disease is a TIA (transient ischemic attack) - a temporary cerebrovascular event that does not lead to permanent brain damage. (lahey.org)
- Your carotid arteries are the blood vessels that supply your brain with most of the blood it needs to work. (drugs.com)
- These blood vessels are called carotid arteries and supply blood to the brain. (strokecenter.org)
- Carotid artery disease is caused by a buildup of plaques in arteries that deliver blood to your brain. (mayoclinic.org)
- Clogged carotid arteries have trouble delivering oxygen and nutrients to vital brain structures that are responsible for your day-to-day functioning. (mayoclinic.org)
- A piece of a plaque may break off and flow to smaller arteries in your brain. (mayoclinic.org)
- 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. (mayoclinic.org)
- In Moyamoya disease , for example, the arteries supplying blood to the brain become progressively narrower over time. (clevelandclinic.org)
- The carotids are the main arteries leading to the brain and are vital because they are the source of the oxygen-rich blood your brain needs to function properly. (timesfreepress.com)
- Ischemia within the arteries branching from the vertebral arteries in the back of the brain may result in symptoms such as dizziness, vertigo, double vision, or weakness on both sides of the body. (wikipedia.org)
- Brain ischemia has been linked to a variety of diseases or abnormalities. (wikipedia.org)
- Individuals with sickle cell anemia, compressed blood vessels, ventricular tachycardia, plaque buildup in the arteries, blood clots, extremely low blood pressure as a result of heart attack, and congenital heart defects have a higher predisposition to brain ischemia in comparison their healthy counterparts. (wikipedia.org)
- Compression of blood vessels may also lead to brain ischemia, by blocking the arteries that carry oxygen to the brain. (wikipedia.org)
- Less common causes are aneurysms, inflammation of arteries (arteritis), and tears (dissection) of the carotid. (spectrumhealth.org)
- These aneurysms affect arteries that branch off the aorta and supply the limbs with blood. (uwmedicine.org)
- These aneurysms affect the arteries that supply blood to the liver, spleen, kidneys and intestines. (uwmedicine.org)
- Vascular conditions-that is, conditions related to the veins and arteries-run the gamut from small spider veins to life-threatening aneurysms and arterial disease. (wellspan.org)
Blockage in the carotid1
- Many surgeons who work with certified laboratories proceed with surgery on the basis of carotid duplex ultrasonography alone. (medscape.com)
- If you have had these more serious heart conditions, surgery may be a suggested treatment option. (dignityhealth.org)
- Surgery to improve blood flow by placing one or more stents in your carotid arteries following angioplasty. (dignityhealth.org)
- If the artery is between 50 percent and 70 percent narrowed, medicine or surgery may be used, depending on your case. (nm.org)
- Surgery is usually advised when there is significant narrowing of the carotid artery. (nm.org)
- Until recently, our only options were surgery and traditional carotid stents. (ucdavis.edu)
- Carotid artery disease may be treated by medical therapy, surgery or by a combination depending on the individual patient's situation. (ucsd.edu)
- The most time-tested treatment for carotid disease is surgery whereby the plaque is scraped from the inside of the artery thereby increasing the inner diameter. (tcvcg.com)
- Surgery is typically performed if your carotid arteries are at least 50 percent blocked, or blocked more than 80 percent and you are not having symptoms. (bidmc.org)
- Open carotid endarectomy surgery removes the plaque that is blocking your artery. (bidmc.org)
- If you have a large amount of plaque build-up, your doctor may recommend surgery to open up narrowed arteries. (muhealth.org)
- There are many treatment options for Carotid Artery Disease including life style changes, medication, catheter based procedures, and surgery. (tuftsmedicalcenter.org)
- The treatment of carotid artery disease includes certain lifestyle changes along with the surgery. (medicalindiatourism.com)
- The incisions needed for this surgery are very few (2-4) and very small (keyhole) in comparison to the conventional open-type of carotid artery disease treatment method. (travcure.com)
- A particular specialty of the department is the treatment of congenital vascular malformations or vascular injuries in childhood is in close cooperation with the Department of Pediatric Surgery. (bookinghealth.com)
- This surgery removes plaque and clots from the carotid arteries. (spectrumhealth.org)
- The point at which surgery begins to confer a significant benefit seems to be around the time that the artery is 50 percent blocked. (strokecenter.org)
- Treatment of carotid artery disease usually involves a combination of lifestyle changes, medication and sometimes surgery. (mayoclinic.org)
- Coupled with our providers' expertise, the advanced medical technologies we use give you the broadest range of treatment options, from minimally invasive catheter based techniques to open surgery when indicated. (wellspan.org)
- When you have a severe blockage, it's best to remove the arteries through open surgery. (northside.com)
- In this pathbreaking volume, a multidisciplinary team of international experts puts catheter-based treatment techniques in context by exploring the pathobiology of specific diseases alongside a discussion of imaging tools and functional tests, and a comparison to alternative treatment approaches provided by cardiovascular surgery. (wiley.com)
- Is Surgery the Best Treatment for Carotid Artery Disease? (caring.com)
- According to the American Osteopathic Association (AOA), osteopathic manipulative treatment is considered to be only one component of osteopathic medicine and may be used alone or in combination with pharmacotherapy, rehabilitation, surgery, patient education, diet, and exercise. (wikipedia.org)
- Angiography: A catheter introduced into the femoral artery in the groin is passed upwards through the aorta and then under fluoroscopic control into each common carotid artery. (vascularassociateswny.com)
- The surgeon will generally administer local anesthesia to numb the incision area and make the required incisions on the artery, which is mostly the femoral artery in the groin region. (travcure.com)
- This can be done through the wrist (radial) or the groin (femoral) artery. (spectrumhealth.org)
- The femoral artery is the main artery that carries blood to your lower limbs. (wakehealth.edu)
- Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. (medscape.com)
- Living a heart-healthy life goes a long way toward carotid artery disease prevention. (dignityhealth.org)
- Dignity Health Central Coast can help guide you with personalized carotid artery disease treatment and prevention on the Central Coast. (dignityhealth.org)
- Dignity Health's award-winning cardiovascular doctors offer personalized carotid artery disease treatment and prevention on the Central Coast of California. (dignityhealth.org)
- Equipped with the latest technologies and digital imaging, Dignity Health Southern California's heart care services address every part of your heart health - from prevention to disease management to treatment. (dignityhealth.org)
- The effectiveness of a population-based disease prevention or screening program depends in part on the prevalence of the risk factor or condition in the population, the characteristics of the test used to identify persons who are at risk for or have the disease, the availability of proven interventions that can lead to improvements in clinically important health outcomes without causing undue harm, and the program's associated costs. (annals.org)
Severe cases of carotid artery1
Brain's smaller arteries2
- Minimally invasive treatment options. (dukehealth.org)
- Our expert cardiologists and vascular surgeons offer care and treatment, including minimally invasive procedures, for carotid artery disease. (bidmc.org)
- They can provide a range of effective and minimally-invasive treatments for emergent problems and elective vascular procedures. (ecommunity.com)
Vascular specialists treat carotid artery1
- Duke's heart and vascular specialists treat carotid artery disease at every stage. (dukehealth.org)
- Carotid artery disease occurs when the carotid arteries become narrowed or blocked. (medlineplus.gov)
- This article describes the history and impact of this process as it occurs in the extracranial carotid artery. (medscape.com)
- The most common peripheral aneurysm occurs in the popliteal artery, which is located behind the knee. (uwmedicine.org)
- The method comprises transcervical access and blocking of blood flow through the common carotid artery (with or without blocking of blood flow through the external carotid artery), shunting blood. (google.co.uk)
- expanding the first occlusion element to occlude the common carotid artery. (google.co.uk)
- 3. A method as in claim 1 , wherein forming the puncture opening comprises performing a percutaneous puncture into the common carotid artery. (google.co.uk)
- shunting blood from the common carotid artery to a venous system of the patient via the arterial access sheath. (google.co.uk)
Approaches to treating caroti1
- 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. (physiciansweekly.com)
- UT Health San Antonio's board-certified vascular surgeons use the most advanced technology and research to diagnose and treat carotid artery disease. (uthscsa.edu)
- Our specialists work closely with our patient's other medical experts, such as cardiologists, orthopedists and cardiothoracic surgeons to ensure every patient receives the most comprehensive treatment possible. (uthscsa.edu)
- Successful treatment of carotid artery disease is dependent upon the expertise and skill of our vascular surgeons. (uthscsa.edu)
- Our surgeons perform hundreds of procedures to open blocked carotid arteries each year. (dukehealth.org)
- Our multidisciplinary team of cardiologists, vascular surgeons and nurses helps you choose the best treatments for you. (muhealth.org)
- Throughout your time in our care, you can rest assured that you are in the hands of top-ranked specialists, including vascular surgeons, interventional radiologists, interventional cardiologists, and infectious disease specialists. (tuftsmedicalcenter.org)
- Carotid body tumors - can often be peeled off the carotid artery without ever clamping the vessels, though in advanced cases our surgeons may need to replace the diseased segment of artery with a bypass graft. (tuftsmedicalcenter.org)
- Our vascular surgeons are leading experts in common, complex and rare vascular diseases and well-versed in state-of-the-art diagnostic and therapeutic techniques. (uwmedicine.org)
- This annual symposium addresses topics of interest to physicians and surgeons who care for the patient with vascular disease. (vascular.org)
- Our surgeons work to restore blood flow to an area of the body after trauma, disease or other conditions that damage the blood vessels. (ecommunity.com)
- Our expert surgeons provide comprehensive care for all diseases and conditions affecting the veins and arteries. (bidmc.org)
- The Aortic Center brings together skilled vascular surgeons and cardiac surgeons to provide collaborative care for treatment of complex aortic disease. (bidmc.org)
- Our vascular surgeons are leading clinical trials that provide new treatment options to help manage CAD. (bidmc.org)
- As part of the examination, your doctor will listen to your carotid arteries with a stethoscope. (medbroadcast.com)
- One sign may be a bruit (whooshing sound) that your doctor hears when listening to your artery with a stethoscope. (medlineplus.gov)
- Doctor's exam: On examination, the doctor, using a stethoscope, may hear a bruit (swishing sound synchronous with the heart pulse) over the carotid artery. (vascularassociateswny.com)
- For this test, your doctor places a stethoscope over the carotid artery to listen for a sound called a bruit (pronounced brew-ee). (vidanthealth.com)
- The health care provider listens to the carotid artery with a stethoscope for noises from abnormal blood flow called carotid bruit. (spectrumhealth.org)
- Bruit (pronounced 'broo-EE') is a characteristic whooshing sound from narrowed carotid arteries your doctor can hear with a stethoscope. (dignityhealth.org)
- If you have carotid artery disease, your doctor may hear bruits , which are swooshing sounds caused by changes in blood flow. (medbroadcast.com)
- Strokes can also occur if blood clots form in the carotid arteries and totally block blood flow. (bidmc.org)
- Eventually, enough plaque builds up to reduce blood flow through your carotid arteries, or to cause irregularities in the normally smooth inner walls of the arteries. (miamivascularsurgery.com)
- In angioplasty, a balloon is inserted into your blood vessels and then inflated to widen the artery and improve blood flow. (cvvcenters.com)
- If the narrowing of the carotid arteries becomes severe enough that blood flow is blocked. (vidanthealth.com)
- This test is done to assess the blood flow of the carotid arteries. (vidanthealth.com)
- A small mesh tube is surgically placed in the blood vessel or artery to keep it open for blood flow. (spectrumhealth.org)
- Most often, vascular disease involves blood flow, either by blocking or weakening blood vessels, or by damaging the valves found in veins. (uwmedicine.org)
- Vascular disease can damage organs and body tissue because of the decreased or completely blocked blood flow. (uwmedicine.org)
- Organs and other body structures may be damaged by vascular disease as a result of decreased or completely blocked blood flow due to trauma, blood clots or plaque build-up. (ecommunity.com)
- Your surgeon will either use clamps to stop blood flow on either side of the blockage or use a shunt to reroute the blood around the artery to other blood vessels in the area. (wakehealth.edu)
- The use of deep vein as an autogenous conduit may facilitate reconstruction of iliofemoral arteries in preadolescent children, providing an excellent size match and an efficacious means of restoring normal blood flow. (biomedsearch.com)
People with carotid artery2
- It involves inserting a small balloon catheter where your carotid artery is clogged to widen the artery. (novanthealth.org)
- The physician then inflates the balloon temporarily, thereby cracking the hardened plaque and widening the artery. (tcvcg.com)
- The balloon is then inflated, which pushes plaque outward against the artery wall. (sih.net)
- The balloon is inflated once the catheter has been placed into the narrowed area of the carotid artery. (lvhn.org)
- Balloon Angioplasty: a long thin tube (catheter) with a tiny balloon attached to the tip is inserted through a small incision (cut) made over an artery in your arm or groin. (healthpoint.co.nz)
- An angioplasty is used to push the plaque against the artery wall with a balloon device. (drugs.com)
- While you're under local anesthesia, a tiny balloon is threaded by catheter to the area where your carotid artery is clogged. (northside.com)