ESVS Guidelines: Section B - Diagnosis and Investigation of Patients with Carotid Stenosis

Author(s): Christos D. Liapis, Sir Peter F. Bell, Dimitri P. Mikhailidis, Juhani Sivenius, Andrew Nicolaides, Jose Fernandes e Fernandes, Giorgio Biasi, Lars Norgren, ESVS Guidelines Collaborators

Journal Name: Current Vascular Pharmacology

Volume 8 , Issue 5 , 2010

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Herein, we present the European Society for Vascular Surgery Guidelines pertinent to the secondary prevention of cerebrovascular events in patients with carotid artery stenosis including lipid lowering therapy, antiplatelet therapy and other risk factor modification. These recommendations are based on current evidence from clinical trials. There is a need for aggressive prevention treatment in patients with carotid artery disease. We also discuss the diagnosis and grading of carotid artery stenosis.

Keywords: Carotid artery stenosis, statins, antiplatelet agents, hypertension, risk factors, diagnosis

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Year: 2010
Page: [682 - 691]
Pages: 10
DOI: 10.2174/157016110792006888
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