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Carotid Stenosis (Carotid Artery Stenosis) Summary

Description: Narrowing or stricture of any part of the CAROTID ARTERIES, most often due to atherosclerotic plaque formation. Ulcerations may form in atherosclerotic plaques and induce THROMBUS formation. Platelet or cholesterol emboli may arise from stenotic carotid lesions and induce a TRANSIENT ISCHEMIC ATTACK; CEREBROVASCULAR ACCIDENT; or temporary blindness (AMAUROSIS FUGAX). (From Adams et al., Principles of Neurology, 6th ed, pp822-3)

Also Known As: Carotid Artery Stenosis; Carotid Artery Plaque; Carotid Artery Ulcerating Plaque; Common Carotid Artery Stenosis; External Carotid Artery Stenosis Show All >>

Networked: 3027 relevant articles (223 outcomes, 600 trials/studies) for this Disease

Key Drugs and Agents for Carotid Stenosis

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Drugs and Important Biological Agents (IBA) related to treatments:
  1. Aspirin (Acetylsalicylic Acid) : 4 outcomes 21 studies in 65 results : FDA 80 Generic
  2. glucuronyl glucosamine glycan sulfate (Vessel) : 4 outcomes 7 studies in 68 results : IBA
  3. Ticlopidine (Ticlid) : 4 outcomes in 4 results : FDA 11 Generic
  4. Retinaldehyde (Retinal) : 3 outcomes 8 studies in 46 results : IBA
  5. clopidogrel (Plavix) : 2 outcomes 9 studies in 17 results : FDA 7
  6. atorvastatin (Lipitor) : 2 outcomes 6 studies in 20 results : FDA 2
  7. Platelet Aggregation Inhibitors (Antiplatelet Drugs) : 2 outcomes 3 studies in 18 results : IBA
  8. Phenobarbital (Luminal) : 1 outcome 11 studies in 44 results : FDA 1
  9. Aluminum Oxide (Sapphire) : 1 outcome 9 studies in 11 results : IBA
  10. Cholesterol : 1 outcome 8 studies in 52 results : IBA
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Diseases Related to Carotid Stenosis

  1. Stroke (Strokes)
  2. Pathologic Constriction (Stenosis)
  3. Carotid Artery Diseases
  4. Transient Ischemic Attack
  5. Ischemia
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Key Therapies for Carotid Stenosis

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  1. Carotid Endarterectomy : 141 outcomes 299 studies in 1214 results
  2. Endarterectomy (Thromboendarterectomy) : 25 outcomes 110 studies in 503 results
  3. Angioplasty (Angioplasty, Transluminal) : 24 outcomes 59 studies in 372 results
  4. Stents : 12 outcomes 44 studies in 265 results
  5. Endovascular Procedures : 3 outcomes 3 studies in 13 results
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