Review: Noninvasive imaging techniques may be useful for diagnosing 70% to 99% carotid stenosis in symptomatic patients

November 2006
ACP Journal Club;Nov/Dec2006, Vol. 145 Issue 3, p77
Academic Journal
The article presents information on a study that was conducted to examine how noninvasive imaging techniques may be useful for diagnosing 70% to 99% carotid stenosis in symptomatic patients. Around 20 adult patients, 70% of whom had symptoms of transient ischemic attack or minor stroke in the carotid artery territory, and amaurosis fugax were examined. Accuracy of 4 noninvasive imaging techniques for diagnosing 70% to 99% carotid stenosis was compared with intraarterial angiography.


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