Chapter 19. Carotid Artery Disease and Stroke

  1. Thom W. Rooke MD1,
  2. Timothy M. Sullivan MD2 and
  3. Michael R. Jaff DO3
  1. Michael R. Jaff DO

Published Online: 15 APR 2008

DOI: 10.1002/9780470692356.ch19

Vascular Medicine and Endovascular Interventions

Vascular Medicine and Endovascular Interventions

How to Cite

Jaff, M. R. (2007) Carotid Artery Disease and Stroke, in Vascular Medicine and Endovascular Interventions (eds T. W. Rooke, T. M. Sullivan and M. R. Jaff), Society for Vascular Medicine and Biology, Oxford, UK. doi: 10.1002/9780470692356.ch19

Editor Information

  1. 1

    Consultant, Division of Cardiovascular Diseases and Head, Section of Vascular Medicine, Mayo Clinic; John and Posy Krehbiel Professor of Medicine, Mayo Medical School, College of Medicine; Rochester, Minnesota

  2. 2

    Vascular and Endovascular Surgery, North Central Heart Institute, Sioux Falls, South Dakota

  3. 3

    Director, Vascular Medicine, Massachusetts General Hospital; Assistant Professor of Medicine, Harvard Medical School; Boston, Massachusetts

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 15 APR 2008
  2. Published Print: 13 JUL 2007

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9781405158275

Online ISBN: 9780470692356



  • carotid artery;
  • dissection;
  • fugax;
  • plaque rupture;
  • embolization


This chapter contains section titled:

  • Introduction

  • Extracranial Carotid Artery Stenosis and Stroke Risk

  • Progression of Carotid Stenosis

  • History and Physical Examination

  • Carotid Bruits and the Risk of Cardiovascular Disease

  • Differential Diagnosis of Cerebral Ischemia, Stroke, and Carotid Artery Disease

  • Risk Factors for Stroke and Carotid Artery Disease

  • Diagnostic Tests for Carotid Artery Disease

  • Treatment of Carotid Artery Disease With or Without Cerebral Ischemia

  • Questions

  • Suggested Readings