Carotid and Vertebral Artery Disease

Maxim Mokin, Travis M. Dumont, Tareq Kass-Hout, Elad I. Levy

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Extracranial carotid artery disease is commonly seen in patients presenting with stroke symptoms. It is also a frequent incidental finding in patients undergoing evaluation as part of a routine examination in the outpatient setting. Several diagnostic imaging modalities are currently available. Treatment strategies include medical and surgical management. Multiple randomized trials conducted over the past decade have laid a foundation for guidelines on the management of extracranial carotid disease. Evaluation and treatment of patients with vertebral artery stenosis is less understood. We review the evidence for the detection and treatment of patients with extracranial carotid artery and vertebral artery disease.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)135-151
Number of pages17
JournalPrimary Care - Clinics in Office Practice
Issue number1
StatePublished - Mar 2013


  • Carotid artery stenosis
  • Carotid artery stenting
  • Carotid endarterectomy
  • Stroke
  • Vertebral artery stenosis

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Pharmacology (medical)


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