Carotid Artery Disease News and Research

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Approximately one-fourth of all strokes are caused by carotid artery disease, a condition wherein one or both carotid arteries in the neck become blocked by plaque, which can break off and cause stroke. Traditional surgical treatment for carotid artery disease often involves general anesthesia and requires an incision in a patient's neck to remove plaque from inside the artery wall. Carotid artery stenting is a minimally invasive treatment option for patients who require intervention to prevent a stroke and are at high risk for complications from traditional surgery. The procedure is performed by delivering a stent on a catheter through the femoral artery in the groin. The catheter is maneuvered through the patient's vasculature to the carotid artery. The stent, which is designed to prevent arterial plaque and debris from breaking off and blocking blood flow to the brain, is then expanded at the site of the blockage.
Carotid artery stenting could treat severe disease lesions

Carotid artery stenting could treat severe disease lesions

New ESC Guidelines on diagnosis and treatment of peripheral artery disease

New ESC Guidelines on diagnosis and treatment of peripheral artery disease

Series of articles explore recent evidence-based vascular medicine

Series of articles explore recent evidence-based vascular medicine

Enrollment complete in Boston Scientific's Adapt Monorail Carotid Stent System trial

Enrollment complete in Boston Scientific's Adapt Monorail Carotid Stent System trial

FDA approves Abbott's RX ACCULINK Carotid Stent System

FDA approves Abbott's RX ACCULINK Carotid Stent System

FDA clears Reverse Medical's ReFlex Catheter for neurovascular procedure

FDA clears Reverse Medical's ReFlex Catheter for neurovascular procedure

Reverse Medical's ReFlex A+ Catheter receives European CE mark approval

Reverse Medical's ReFlex A+ Catheter receives European CE mark approval

CAS is an economically attractive alternative to endarterectomy for stroke patients

CAS is an economically attractive alternative to endarterectomy for stroke patients

Endologix announces initial PEVAR Trial presentation at 2011 iCON annual meeting

Endologix announces initial PEVAR Trial presentation at 2011 iCON annual meeting

FDA Advisory Committee recommends expanded indication for Abbott's RX ACCULINK Carotid Stent System

FDA Advisory Committee recommends expanded indication for Abbott's RX ACCULINK Carotid Stent System

Boston Scientific completes enrollment in Nitinol Stent System trial for treatment of iliac artery disease

Boston Scientific completes enrollment in Nitinol Stent System trial for treatment of iliac artery disease

Carotid artery stenting increases risk of death, stroke

Carotid artery stenting increases risk of death, stroke

Astellas Pharma announces Phase IV study results of Lexiscan injection at ASNC session

Astellas Pharma announces Phase IV study results of Lexiscan injection at ASNC session

Studies that compare treatment options for carotid artery disease provide no clear answer, physician reports

Studies that compare treatment options for carotid artery disease provide no clear answer, physician reports

Report finds geographic variation in the use of carotid endarterectomy, carotid stenting

Report finds geographic variation in the use of carotid endarterectomy, carotid stenting

Texas Heart Institute at St. Luke's Episcopal Hospital performs 1000th carotid artery stent procedure

Texas Heart Institute at St. Luke's Episcopal Hospital performs 1000th carotid artery stent procedure

CREST: Carotid artery surgery and stenting have long-term outcomes for patients with stroke

CREST: Carotid artery surgery and stenting have long-term outcomes for patients with stroke

CREST study data published in The New England Journal of Medicine

CREST study data published in The New England Journal of Medicine

SVS publishes first supplement on diversity articles to Journal of Vascular Surgery

SVS publishes first supplement on diversity articles to Journal of Vascular Surgery

Medtronic acquires Invatec

Medtronic acquires Invatec