Carotid and Vertebral Angioplasty and Stenting

Carotid and vertebral angioplasty plus or minus stenting is a relatively new technique and its use remains controversial. Stroke is the third most common cause of death in the UK and atherosclerotic stenosis of the carotid artery close to the carotid bifurcation in the neck causes about 10% of all strokes and transient ischemic attacks. In patients who have had recurrent symptoms associated with severe carotid stenosis, the risk of recurrent stroke over the next 2 years is 20% or more if treated medically and is thought to be greater in patients with very severe stenosis. It may be as high as 28%.

The benefits of secondary prevention in symptomatic patients have recently been convincingly established by the European Carotid Surgery Trial (ECST) [31] and the North American Symptomatic Carotid Endarterec-tomy Trial (NASCET) [32], showing that the

Cure Your Yeast Infection For Good

Cure Your Yeast Infection For Good

The term vaginitis is one that is applied to any inflammation or infection of the vagina, and there are many different conditions that are categorized together under this ‘broad’ heading, including bacterial vaginosis, trichomoniasis and non-infectious vaginitis.

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