The current management of carotid atherosclerotic disease: who, when and how?

@article{Ritter2013TheCM,
  title={The current management of carotid atherosclerotic disease: who, when and how?},
  author={Jens Carsten Ritter and Mark R Tyrrell},
  journal={Interactive cardiovascular and thoracic surgery},
  year={2013},
  volume={16 3},
  pages={
          339-46
        }
}
Ischaemic stroke represents a major health hazard in the western world, which has a severe impact on society and the health-care system. Roughly, 10% of all first ischaemic strokes can be attributed to significant atherosclerotic disease of the carotid arteries. Correct management of these lesions is essential in the prevention and treatment of carotid disease-related ischaemic events. The close relationship between diagnosis and medical and surgical management makes it necessary that all… CONTINUE READING

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