Providing a thorough overview of rapid developments in medical therapy, surgery, and angioplasty, this reference provides a complete review of carotid artery stenosis treatment, as well as a clear overview of carotid surgery and stenting. Offering chapters by seasoned authorities on epidemiology, imaging with ultrasound and angiography, cholesterol lowering, blood pressure management, homocysteine treatment, and diet modification, this guide is a stand-alone source for current information and understanding of this burgeoning science.
Table of Contents
Epidemiology of CAS. Pathophysiology. Carotid Imaging: Is Angiography Still Needed? Carotid imaging: Use of Ultrasound. Use of Antithrombotic Agents. Use of Cholesterol Lowering Agents. ACE Inhibitors/Calcium Channel Blockers/Blood Pressure Control. Homocysteine Lowering. Angiogenesis and other Future Treatments. CEA for Symptomatic Disease. CEA for Asymptomatic Stenosis. Surgical Controversies. ECIC Bypass. Stenting for Symptomatic Stenosis. Stenting for Asymptomatic Stenosis. Stenting for other Conditions. Interventional Controversies
Seemant Chaturvedi, Peter M. Rothwell