Our Cardiologists are Board Certified in Interventional Cardiology & Proficient in Coronary & Peripheral Interventions
World Class Cardiac Care to Northwest Part of Houston Since 1982
Our Staff is Professional, Well Trained Friendly and Ready to Provide Best Service to Our Patients
Evidence-based approach With Peripheral & Coronary Intervention
Personalized, Compassionate, Comprehensive and Customized Cardiac Care
State of the Art Technology
Our Echo & Vascular Lab is Accredited by
ICAEL & ICAVL
Our Nuclear Lab has State of the Art Equipment, Maintaining High Standards & is Certified by ICANL
image

Risk of stroke at time of carotid occlusion

Risk of stroke at time of carotid occlusion
Preventing carotid artery occlusion (blockage) may not be a valid indication for stenting because the risk of progression to occlusion appears to be below the risk of carotid stenting or endarterectomy (surgical removal of plaque from an artery), according to an article published online by JAMA Neurology. Increasing evidence indicates that with intensive medical therapy […]

Preventing carotid artery occlusion (blockage) may not be a valid indication for stenting because the risk of progression to occlusion appears to be below the risk of carotid stenting or endarterectomy (surgical removal of plaque from an artery), according to an article published online by JAMA Neurology.

Increasing evidence indicates that with intensive medical therapy most patients with asymptomatic carotid stenosis (ACS) are more likely to be harmed than to benefit from carotid endarterectomy or carotid stenting. Many of these procedures are performed with the objective to prevent carotid occlusion because the underlying assumption is that carotid occlusion would carry a high risk of stroke.

Read more

Source: Medical News Today

  • Web Med
  • North Cypress Medical Center
  • Memorial Hermann
  • American College of Cardiology
  • American Medical Association
  • Association of Physicians of Pakistani Descent of North America
  • Harris County Medical Society

Tell a Friend