Aventura Hospital and Medical Center
thrombosis, carotid artery thrombosis, carotid artery - common, infarction, angiography
Cardiovascular Diseases | Diagnosis | Medicine and Health Sciences | Nervous System Diseases | Radiology
- The incidence of symptomatic free-floating thrombi of the common carotid artery (CCA) is as low as 0.24-5% incidence in stroke victims. Patients are predisposed to a prothrombotic state
- Historical management options were limited to surgical and medical options both with individual attendant risk profiles
- Large thrombi can present with various degrees of clinical severity
- The endovascular approach is a viable tool to manage these patients
Carr K, Thwing Z, Shivashankar R, et al. Endovascular management of free floating common carotid thrombi. Poster presented at: SNIS 2019; July 22-25, 2019; Miami, FL.