Common Carotid Artery Occlusion: A Case Series

@inproceedings{Bajk2013CommonCA,
  title={Common Carotid Artery Occlusion: A Case Series},
  author={Zolt{\'a}n Bajk{\'o} and Rodica Ioana Bălaşa and Anca Moțățăianu and Smaranda Maier and Octavia Claudia Chebuţ and Szabolcs Szatmari},
  booktitle={ISRN neurology},
  year={2013}
}
Subjects and Methods. We analysed 5000 cerebrovascular ultrasound records. A total of 0.4% of the patients had common carotid artery occlusion (CCAO). Results. The mean age was 59.8 ± 14.2 years, and the male/female ratio was 2.33. The most frequent risk factors were hypertension, ischaemic heart disease, dyslipidemia, diabetes mellitus, and smoking. Right-sided and left-sided CCAO occurred in 65% and 30% of the cases, respectively, and bilateral occlusion was detected in one case (5%). Patent… CONTINUE READING

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