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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28818260/transcranial-doppler-monitoring-for-microemboli-a-marker-of-a-high-risk-carotid-plaque
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J David Spence
In the United States, 90% of carotid intervention is being performed for asymptomatic carotid stenosis, even though 90% of patients would be better treated with intensive medical therapy. This is being justified by comparing risks of stroke or death with medical therapy during clinical trials completed decades ago (approximately 2% per year) with risks of intervention with carotid artery stenting (CAS) versus carotid endarterectomy in recent trials that did not have a medical arm. Such extrapolations are, simply put, invalid...
March 2017: Seminars in Vascular Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28818257/high-risk-carotid-plaque-lessons-learned-from-histopathology
#2
Frank D Kolodgie, Kazuyuki Yahagi, Hiroyoshi Mori, Maria E Romero, Hugh H Trout, Aloke V Finn, Renu Virmani
The pathophysiology and natural history of atherosclerotic carotid disease is predicated on a more extensive knowledge of lesion progression gained in the studies conducted in the coronary arteries, and these will be reviewed. While the precise sequence of lesion progression leading to carotid plaque vulnerability and cerebrovascular events remain less well understood, specific early and more advanced progressive lesion morphologies associated with stroke risk have been characterized. Of late, there has been a conscious effort for stroke prevention in symptomatic and asymptomatic patients to move beyond luminal stenosis as the only guidance to predict future cerebrovascular events...
March 2017: Seminars in Vascular Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28818255/clinical-need-design-and-goals-for-the-carotid-revascularization-and-medical-management-for-asymptomatic-carotid-stenosis-trial
#3
Brajesh K Lal, James F Meschia, Thomas G Brott
Prior clinical trials produced evidence-based treatment recommendations for patients with asymptomatic carotid stenosis that may not be appropriate for clinical decision-making today. High-quality patient outcomes data to allow informed decision making regarding the optimal management of high-grade asymptomatic internal carotid artery stenosis is lacking. The results of the Asymptomatic Carotid Atherosclerosis Study were published in 1995 based on a randomized patient enrollment in the 1990s. Outcomes after endarterectomy, stenting, and medical treatment for these patients have all improved in the subsequent 2 decades...
March 2017: Seminars in Vascular Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28816542/the-fate-of-asymptomatic-severe-carotid-stenosis-in-the-era-of-best-medical-therapy
#4
Rodolfo Pini, Gianluca Faggioli, Andrea Vacirca, Laura Maria Cacioppa, Enrico Gallitto, Mauro Gargiulo, Andrea Stella
BACKGROUND: Medical therapy for asymptomatic carotid artery stenosis (ACAS) may obviate the carotid revascularization, according to recent literature reports, but many studies also considered moderate carotid artery stenosis (50-69% NASCET). This study reviews the most recent series of ACAS focusing on ipsilateral transient ischemic attack (TIA) stroke and annual risk of stroke in patients with ACAS ≥70%, thereby also evaluating the adherence to best medical therapy (BMT). METHODS: A systematic review consisting of all the series of patients with ACAS being treated medically was performed, which was published after 2005...
August 17, 2017: Brain Injury: [BI]
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28798785/simultaneous-vertebral-and-subclavian-artery-stenting
#5
Damian R Maciejewski, Łukasz Tekieli, Roman Machnik, Anna Kabłak-Ziembicka, Tadeusz Przewłocki, Piotr Paluszek, Mariusz Trystuła, Robert Musiał, Karolina Dzierwa, Piotr Pieniążek
INTRODUCTION: Vertebrobasilar territory ischemia leads to disabling neurological symptoms and may be caused both by vertebral artery (VA) and subclavian artery (SA) stenosis. The coexisting symptomatic ipsilateral VA and proximal SA stenosis should be considered as a true bifurcation lesion for percutaneous treatment. AIM: To evaluate the safety and efficacy of simultaneous angioplasty of vertebral and subclavian stenosis. MATERIAL AND METHODS: Fifteen patients (age 69...
2017: Postępy W Kardiologii Interwencyjnej, Advances in Interventional Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28798779/one-swallow-does-not-a-summer-make-but-many-swallows-do-accumulating-clinical-evidence-for-nearly-eliminated-peri-procedural-and-30-day-complications-with-mesh-covered-stents-transforms-the-carotid-revascularisation-field
#6
REVIEW
Piotr Musiałek, L Nelson Hopkins, Adnan H Siddiqui
Atherosclerotic carotid artery stenosis (CS) continues to be a common cause of acute ischaemic stroke. Optimised medical therapy (OMT), the first-line treatment modality in CS, may reduce or delay - but it does not abolish - CS-related strokes. As per current AHA/ASA and ESC/ESVS/ESO guidelines, carotid artery stenting (CAS) is a less-invasive alternative to carotid endarterectomy (CEA) for CS revascularisation in primary and secondary stroke prevention. Ten-year follow-up from the CREST trial in patients with symptomatic and asymptomatic CS confirmed equipoise of CAS and CEA in the primary endpoint...
2017: Postępy W Kardiologii Interwencyjnej, Advances in Interventional Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28794188/correction-to-case-of-asymptomatic-carotid-artery-stenosis-in-a-hypertensive-patient
#7
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September 2017: Hypertension
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28789657/neutrophil-gelatinase-associated-lipocalin-ngal-is-elevated-in-type-2-diabetics-with-carotid-artery-stenosis-and-reduced-under-metformin-treatment
#8
W Eilenberg, S Stojkovic, A Piechota-Polanczyk, A Kaider, N Kozakowski, W J Weninger, J Nanobachvili, J Wojta, I Huk, S Demyanets, C Neumayer
BACKGROUND: Neutrophil gelatinase-associated lipocalin (NGAL), an acute phase protein released by neutrophils, has been described as biomarker of inflammatory states. Type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2DM) is characterized by increased inflammation and an elevated risk for embolization of carotid artery stenosis (CAS). We aimed to explore the role of NGAL systemically and in plaques of diabetics undergoing carotid endarterectomy. Moreover, the potential anti-inflammatory effect of metformin on NGAL was addressed in diabetics...
August 8, 2017: Cardiovascular Diabetology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28776469/relationship-between-haemodynamic-impairment-and-collateral-blood-flow-in-carotid-artery-disease
#9
Nolan S Hartkamp, Esben T Petersen, Michael A Chappell, Thomas W Okell, Maarten Uyttenboogaart, Clark J Zeebregts, Reinoud Ph Bokkers
Collateral blood flow plays a pivotal role in steno-occlusive internal carotid artery (ICA) disease to prevent irreversible ischaemic damage. Our aim was to investigate the effect of carotid artery disease upon cerebral perfusion and cerebrovascular reactivity and whether haemodynamic impairment is influenced at brain tissue level by the existence of primary and/or secondary collateral. Eighty-eight patients with steno-occlusive ICA disease and 29 healthy controls underwent MR examination. The presence of collaterals was determined with time-of-flight, two-dimensional phase contrast MRA and territorial arterial spin labeling (ASL) imaging...
January 1, 2017: Journal of Cerebral Blood Flow and Metabolism
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28768800/factors-associated-with-time-to-site-activation-randomization-and-enrollment-performance-in-a-stroke-prevention-trial
#10
Bart M Demaerschalk, Robert D Brown, Gary S Roubin, Virginia J Howard, Eldina Cesko, Kevin M Barrett, Mary E Longbottom, Jenifer H Voeks, Seemant Chaturvedi, Thomas G Brott, Brajesh K Lal, James F Meschia, George Howard
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE: Multicenter clinical trials attempt to select sites that can move rapidly to randomization and enroll sufficient numbers of patients. However, there are few assessments of the success of site selection. METHODS: In the CREST-2 (Carotid Revascularization and Medical Management for Asymptomatic Carotid Stenosis Trials), we assess factors associated with the time between site selection and authorization to randomize, the time between authorization to randomize and the first randomization, and the average number of randomizations per site per month...
August 2, 2017: Stroke; a Journal of Cerebral Circulation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28767806/extracranial-carotid-stenosis-evidence-based-review
#11
Carolina Dutra Queiroz Flumignan, Ronald Luiz Gomes Flumignan, Túlio Pinho Navarro
Extracranial cerebrovascular disease is one of the most important causes of death and disability worldwide and its treatment is based on clinical and surgical strategies, the latter being performed by conventional or endovascular techniques. The management of stenosis of the carotid bifurcation is mainly aimed at preventing stroke and has been the subject of extensive investigation. The role of clinical treatment has been re-emphasized, but carotid endarterectomy remains the first-line treatment for symptomatic patients with 50% to 99% stenosis and for asymptomatic patients with 60% to 99% stenosis...
May 2017: Revista do Colégio Brasileiro de Cirurgiões
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28757518/pathological-quantification-of-carotid-artery-plaque-instability-in-patients-undergoing-carotid-endarterectomy
#12
Takao Konishi, Naohiro Funayama, Tadashi Yamamoto, Tohru Morita, Daisuke Hotta, Ryota Nomura, Yusuke Nakagaki, Takeo Murahashi, Kenji Kamiyama, Tetsuyuki Yoshimoto, Takeshi Aoki, Hiroshi Nishihara, Shinya Tanaka
BACKGROUND: Unstable atherosclerotic carotid plaques cause cerebral thromboemboli and ischemic events. However, this instability has not been pathologically quantified, so we sought to quantify it in patients undergoing carotid endarterectomy (CEA).Methods and Results:Carotid plaques were collected during CEA from 67 symptomatic and 15 asymptomatic patients between May 2015 and August 2016. The specimens were stained with hematoxylin-eosin and elastica-Masson. Immunohistochemistry was performed using an endothelial-specific antibody to CD31, CD 34 and PDGFRβ...
July 29, 2017: Circulation Journal: Official Journal of the Japanese Circulation Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28746428/the-association-of-the-circle-of-willis-anomaly-and-risk-of-stroke-in-patients-with-carotid-artery-disease
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Eylem Özaydın Göksu, Pınar Koç, Elif Küçükseymen, Ali Ünal, Fatma Genç, Elif Sarıönder Gencer, Aylin Yaman
Results: In this retrospective study, we analyzed 175 patients who presented at our outpatient stroke clinic between January, 2013 and June, 2015 with either unilateral symptomatic or asymptomatic carotid artery disease, and who had had CT angiography imaging performed. Demographic properties, carotid artery stenosis and the anomaly of the circle of Willis was recorded. Conclusion: There was no statistically significant difference in patients with symptomatic and asymptomatic carotid artery disease in terms of the anomaly of the circle of Willis...
July 2017: Arquivos de Neuro-psiquiatria
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28746385/quantification-of-carotid-plaque-lipid-content-with-magnetic-resonance-t2-mapping-in-patients-undergoing-carotid-endarterectomy
#14
Mohammad Alkhalil, Luca Biasiolli, Joshua T Chai, Francesca Galassi, Linqing Li, Christopher Darby, Alison Halliday, Linda Hands, Timothy Magee, Jeremy Perkins, Ed Sideso, Peter Jezzard, Matthew D Robson, Ashok Handa, Robin P Choudhury
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE: Techniques to stratify subgroups of patients with asymptomatic carotid artery disease are urgently needed to guide decisions on optimal treatment. Reliance on estimates of % luminal stenosis has not been effective, perhaps because that approach entirely disregards potentially important information on the pathological process in the wall of the artery. METHODS: Since plaque lipid is a key determinant of plaque behaviour we used a newly validated, high-sensitivity T2-mapping MR technique for a systematic survey of the quantity and distribution of plaque lipid in patients undergoing endarterectomy...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28735954/endarterectomy-achieves-lower-stroke-and-death-rates-compared-with-stenting-in-patients-with-asymptomatic-carotid-stenosis
#15
REVIEW
Stavros K Kakkos, Ioannis Kakisis, Ioannis A Tsolakis, George Geroulakos
BACKGROUND: It is currently unclear if carotid artery stenting (CAS) is as safe as carotid endarterectomy (CEA) for patients with significant asymptomatic stenosis. The aim of our study was to perform a systematic review and meta-analysis of trials comparing CAS with CEA. METHODS: On March 17, 2017, a search for randomized controlled trials was performed in MEDLINE and Scopus databases with no time limits. We performed meta-analyses with Peto odds ratios (ORs) and 95% confidence intervals (CIs)...
August 2017: Journal of Vascular Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28727356/-management-of-carotid-artery-stenosis
#16
Francesco Puccinelli, Marco Roffi, Nicolas Murith, Roman Sztajzel
Carotid artery atherosclerosis remains one of the major causes of stroke. The efficacy of carotid artery recanalization has already been established and is considered significant for symptomatic stenosis >70% and moderate for stenosis between 50-69 %. Regarding asymptomatic stenosis, carotid artery recanalization should be reserved for carefully selected patients with a stenosis between 70-90 % and an estimated procedural risk at less than 3 %. Two therapeutic options are currently available : angioplasty with stent placement and endarterectomy...
April 26, 2017: Revue Médicale Suisse
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28726649/lipoprotein-associated-phospholipase-a2-as-a-marker-of-vulnerable-atherosclerotic-plaque-in-patients-with-internal-carotid-artery-stenosis
#17
P Štefanič, I Kopolovets, Z Hertelyová, Š Tóth, M Frankovičová
The aim of this study was to compare the concentration of inflammatory vascular markers and morphological structure of atherosclerotic plaque in symptomatic and asymptomatic patients with the stenosis of internal carotid artery (ICA). The research was carried out in 70 patients with hemodynamically significant stenosis of ICA out of which 40 (57%) were asymptomatic patients and 30 (43%) were symptomatic patients, of which 20 patients (66%) have had a stroke, or transient ischemic attack (TIA), 10 patients (33%)...
June 2017: Georgian Medical News
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28724881/effect-of-carotid-endarterectomy-on-retinal-function-in-asymptomatic-patients-with-hemodynamically-significant-carotid-artery-stenosis
#18
Anna Machalińska, Aleksandra Kowalska-Budek, Miłosz Piotr Kawa, Arkadiusz Kazimierczak, Krzysztof Safranow, Marta Kirkiewicz, Paweł Rynio, Grażyna Wilk, Wojciech Lubiński, Piotr Gutowski, Bogusław Machaliński
INTRODUCTION    The corrective effect of carotid endarterectomy (CEA) on disturbed ophthalmic artery flow in patients with a significant internal carotid artery stenosis (ICAS) presenting with ocular ischemic syndrome (i.e., symptomatic patients) is well established. However, no clear evidence exists regarding the efficacy of CEA for improvement of neuro-retinal function in patients without symptoms of ocular ischemic syndrome. OBJECTIVES    We determined the effects of CEA on retinal function in asymptomatic patients with hemodynamically significant internal carotid artery stenosis...
July 19, 2017: Polish Archives of Internal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28720076/prevalence-and-risk-factors-of-intracranial-and-extracranial-artery-stenosis-in-asymptomatic-rural-residents-of-13-villages-in-china
#19
Haiqiang Jin, Qing Peng, Ding Nan, Pu Lv, Ran Liu, Wei Sun, Yuming Teng, Yuanyuan Liu, Chenghe Fan, Haiying Xing, Ke Xu, Yining Huang
BACKGROUND: The present study aimed to investigate the prevalence and risk factors for extracranial carotid artery stenosis (ECAS) and intracranial carotid artery stenosis (ICAS) simultaneously in asymptomatic Chinese pure rural population. METHODS: We analyzed 2589 asymptomatic subjects aged over 30 yr. by ultrasonography and transcranial Doppler simultaneously in 13 isolated villages by door-to-door investigation. Both ECAS and ICAS were defined as more than 50% stenosis...
July 18, 2017: BMC Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28716984/the-risk-of-ischemic-events-increased-in-patients-with-asymptomatic-carotid-stenosis-with-decreased-cerebrovascular-reserve
#20
Shulan Liu, Jing Cai, Fugui Ge, Wei Yue
Identifying high-risk patients with asymptomatic carotid stenosis (ACS) is necessary regardless of whether intensive medical therapy or aggressive treatment is applied. In order to assess the relationship between cerebrovascular reserve (CVR) measured by perfusion CT with inhalation of CO2 and the risk of ischemic events in ACS, this long-term follow-up study was conducted. Forty-five patients with ACS who underwent the examination of CVR measured by perfusion CT with inhalation of CO2 were collected and followed-up for at least 5 years...
July 17, 2017: Journal of Investigative Medicine: the Official Publication of the American Federation for Clinical Research
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