Current Approaches for Carotid Endarterectomy
Cengiz Köksal, Deniz Çevirme, Arzu Antal Dönmez
Keywords: Endarterectomy, Carotid; Carotid Artery Diseases
Permanent neurologic injuries and death following stroke, necessitates more vigorous treatment of carotid disease. Carotid stenting and carotid endarterectomy are treatment options in many centers besides medical treatment. Whether the patient is symptomatic or asymtomatic, indications and management strategies for treatment remain controversial. Despite the debate, carotid endarterectomy is still accepted to be the most efficient intervention to decrease risk of stroke due to carotid artery stenosis.