Poster: A Case of Recurrent Syncope

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Abstract

Carotid Stenosis
  • Most common cause: atherosclerotic changes beginning in adolescence 
  • Accounts for 9% of ischemic strokes
  • Worsened with endothelial damage and plaque accumulation 
  • Indications for carotid duplex ultrasound: bruit, dizziness, syncope, or history of ischemic event
  • If no TIA or stroke in past 6 months, stenosis is considered asymptomatic 
  • Management: antiplatelets, statins, anti-hypertensives, diabetes control, smoking cessation, and lifestyle modifications
  • Immediate CEA with medication in asymptomatic patients with >60% stenosis decreases risk of ischemic stroke from10% to 5% over 10 years

Original languageAmerican English
StatePublished - May 2017
EventAmerican Academy of Physician Assistants - Las Vegas, NV
Duration: May 1 2017 → …

Conference

ConferenceAmerican Academy of Physician Assistants
Period5/1/17 → …

Keywords

  • Carotid Stenosis
  • Syncope
  • Ischemic stroke

Disciplines

  • Medicine and Health Sciences

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