Management of carotid near-occlusion and acute carotid occlusion.

  title={Management of carotid near-occlusion and acute carotid occlusion.},
  author={Loraine Fisch and M. Meredith Brown},
  journal={The Journal of cardiovascular surgery},
  volume={57 2},
As a stenosis becomes more severe, blood flow through it increases in velocity to maintain volume, flow and pressure. But there is a critical point beyond which further increase in stenosis no longer allows sufficient blood to pass through to maintain volumetric flow, and the carotid artery beyond the stenosis begins to decrease in diameter. This is the… CONTINUE READING