Carotid Artery Disease: Risk Factors, Prognosis and Management


Sherri Derricks (Editor)

Series: Cardiology Research and Clinical Developments
BISAC: MED010000

Carotid artery disease causes approximately 10 to 20% of strokes, and appropriate intervention is important for secondary and primary stroke prevention. Aggressive treatment of modifiable risk factors for carotid atherosclerosis is central to stroke prevention. This book discusses the risk factors, prognosis and management of carotid artery disease.

Topics include medical and behavioral intervention for carotid atherosclerotic disease; intracranial carotid artery stenosis diagnosed with CTA; carotid artery atherosclerosis in patients with inflammatory joint diseases; the impact of obesity on carotid artery disease in obese adolescents; and asymptomatic carotid disease. (Imprint: Nova Biomedical)

Table of Contents

Table of Contents


Chapter 1 – Medical and Behavioral Intervention for Carotid Atherosclerotic Disease (pp. 1-32)
Angelos Liontos, MD, Haralampos Milionis, MD, PhD, and George Ntaios, MD, PhD

Chapter 2 – Intracranial Carotid Artery Stenosis Diagnosed with CTA in a Western Population: Predictor for Poor Outcome (pp. 33-48)
Wessel E. van der Steen, Jan-Dirk Vermeij, MD, Henk A. Marquering, PhD, René van den Berg, PhD, MD, Charles B. Majoie, PhD, MD and Paul J. Nederkoorn, PhD, MD

Chapter 3 – Carotid Artery Atherosclerosis in Patients with Inflammatory Joint Diseases: Risk Factors, Prognosis and Management (pp. 49-58)
S. Rollefstad, E. Ikdahl and A. G. Semb

Chapter 4 – The Impact of Obesity on Carotid Artery Disease in Obese Adolescents (pp. 59-96)
Raquel Munhoz da Silveira Campos, Ana Raimunda Dâmaso and Deborah Cristina Landi Masquio

Chapter 5 – Asymptomatic Carotid Disease: How Confident Are We About the Benefit of Endarterectomy? (pp. 97-114)
George Ntaios, MD, Erietta Polychronopoulou, MD and Konstantinos Makaritsis, MD, PhD.


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