What you will learn
This chapter provides you with all you need to know to manage your patients. Here we answer important questions such as: When should an intervention or surgical procedure be performed? Which medical treatments do we have, who should receive them, and how effective are they? How do you follow up on patients? And how should you assess patients after endarterectomy and stenting?
- Surgery and Stenting
Endarterectomy and stenting have dramatically changed our approach to the treatment of carotid artery stenosis. In this lecture Afshin Assadian, a leading vascular surgeon explains when these techniques are indicated, how they are performed, and what their risks and complications are. Here we will also talk about the role of imaging and in particular carotid ultrasound in the planning of procedures.This video lecture is only available for subscribers!
- Medical Therapy
Risk reduction and medical therapy are crucial in patients with carotid artery stenosis. But which patients should receive which drugs? What is the “best medical therapy”? In this lecture, we will discuss risk reduction and the two main pillars of medical therapy: antiplatelet agents and lipid-lowering drugs.This video lecture is only available for subscribers!
- Ultrasound Follow-Up after Stents / Endarterectomy
It is only a matter of time until you will encounter a patient who underwent endarterectomy or received a stent. What do you need to consider when performing an ultrasound scan and what are some of the complications of these procedures that you need to be aware of? Find the follow-up studies of some of the patients you saw earlier. Wilfred Röthy is happy to share some of his most educational cases with you.This video lecture is only available for subscribers!
- Neck pathologies
Don't miss this lecture! While this course teaches you carotid ultrasound and obviously the main focus is carotid artery plaque and stenosis you should not miss other pathologies that you might come across while imaging the neck. Some of the topics we discuss: Dissection, carotid body tumor, lymph nodes, and thyroid nodes. To recognise these pathologies could make a huge difference to your patients.This video lecture is only available for subscribers!