Evidence-based management of carotid stenosis: recommendations from international guidelines.

@article{Eckstein2012EvidencebasedMO,
  title={Evidence-based management of carotid stenosis: recommendations from international guidelines.},
  author={Hans-Henning Eckstein},
  journal={The Journal of cardiovascular surgery},
  year={2012},
  volume={53 1 Suppl 1},
  pages={3-13}
}
A 50-99% stenosis of the extracranial internal carotid artery can be in detected in 1-3% of all adults. Embolising plaques or acute carotid occlusions cause cerebral ischemia in 1-5% of all patients with an asymptomatic 50-99% stenosis of the internal carotid artery. The prevention of carotid-related strokes by best medical treatment, carotid endarterectomy… CONTINUE READING