Carotid stenosis management: a review for the internist.

  title={Carotid stenosis management: a review for the internist.},
  author={Gabriel Assis Lopes Carmo and Daniela Calderaro and Danielle Gualandro and Ivan Benaduce Casella and Pai Yu and Andr{\'e} Coelho Marques and Bruno Caramelli},
  journal={Internal and emergency medicine},
  volume={9 2},
Stroke is one of the most important causes of mortality and morbidity worldwide and, for a long time, was the leading cause of death in developed countries. Atherothrombotic carotid stenosis is one of the most important etiologies behind this event. If properly recognized and treated, lives can be saved, as well as long-term disabilities prevented. With population aging and improvements in surgical and clinical care, patients with several comorbidities will be referred for revascularization… CONTINUE READING

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