Carotid Stenosis (Carotid Artery Stenosis)

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; Internal Carotid Artery Stenosis; Plaque, Ulcerating, Carotid Artery; Stenosis, Common Carotid Artery; Stenosis, External Carotid Artery; Ulcerating Plaque, Carotid Artery; Artery Narrowing, Carotid; Artery Narrowings, Carotid; Artery Plaque, Carotid; Artery Plaques, Carotid; Artery Stenoses, Carotid; Artery Stenosis, Carotid; Carotid Artery Narrowings; Carotid Artery Plaques; Carotid Artery Stenoses; Carotid Stenoses; Carotid Ulcers; Narrowing, Carotid Artery; Narrowings, Carotid Artery; Plaque, Carotid Artery; Plaques, Carotid Artery; Stenoses, Carotid; Stenoses, Carotid Artery; Stenosis, Carotid; Stenosis, Carotid Artery; Ulcer, Carotid; Ulcers, Carotid; Carotid Artery Narrowing; Carotid Ulcer
Networked: 3027 relevant articles (223 outcomes, 600 trials/studies)

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Disease Context: Research Results

Related Diseases

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


1. Brown, Martin M: 30 articles (02/2015 - 01/2004)
2. Rothwell, Peter M: 22 articles (04/2015 - 07/2003)
3. Qureshi, Adnan I: 18 articles (01/2015 - 05/2002)
4. Markus, Hugh S: 15 articles (10/2014 - 03/2002)
5. Rothwell, P M: 15 articles (02/2012 - 11/2002)
6. Spence, J David: 14 articles (01/2016 - 05/2003)
7. Bonati, Leo H: 14 articles (02/2015 - 10/2008)
8. Ogasawara, Kuniaki: 14 articles (01/2015 - 09/2003)
9. Hopkins, L Nelson: 14 articles (11/2014 - 05/2002)
10. Ederle, Jörg: 12 articles (02/2015 - 11/2008)

Drugs and Biologics

Drugs and Important Biological Agents (IBA) related to Carotid Stenosis:
1. Aspirin (Acetylsalicylic Acid)FDA LinkGeneric
2. glucuronyl glucosamine glycan sulfate (Vessel)IBA
3. Ticlopidine (Ticlid)FDA LinkGeneric
4. Retinaldehyde (Retinal)IBA
5. clopidogrel (Plavix)FDA Link
6. atorvastatin (Lipitor)FDA Link
7. Platelet Aggregation Inhibitors (Antiplatelet Drugs)IBA
8. Phenobarbital (Luminal)FDA Link
9. Aluminum Oxide (Sapphire)IBA
10. CholesterolIBA

Therapies and Procedures

1. Carotid Endarterectomy
2. Endarterectomy (Thromboendarterectomy)
3. Angioplasty (Angioplasty, Transluminal)
4. Stents
5. Endovascular Procedures