September 26, 2017 • Press Release
Study - Asymptomatic carotid stenosis patients show a symptom: Cognitive impairment
CHICAGO, Illinois, October, 2017 – Asymptomatic carotid stenosis may not be as silent as once thought.
A new prospective trial reported in the October Journal of Vascular Surgery found that around half of asymptomatic carotid stenosis patients had mild to moderate cognitive impairment.
The report clarifies the role of asymptomatic carotid stenosis independent of cerebral-vascular risk factors in the development of cognitive impairment and suggests hemodynamic impairment as a possible mechanism for this important finding.