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Carotid Artery Disease Clinical Trials

A listing of Carotid Artery Disease medical research trials actively recruiting patient volunteers. Search for closest city to find more detailed information on a research study in your area.


Found (4) clinical trials

To evaluate the effectiveness of MicroVention Carotid Stent System used in conjunction with the Nanoparasol embolic protection system for the treatment of carotid artery stenosis in patients with elevated risk for adverse events following carotid endarterectomy.  The stent is a self-expanding implant with a rapid exchange delivery catheter. The Nanoparasol ...


18F-choline and 18F-FDG PET-MR of Symptomatic Carotid Plaques

Accumulation and subsequent activation of inflammatory cells in the atherosclerotic plaques play an essential role in transforming a stable plaque into a vulnerable plaque at risk to rupture. On this basis, the study aims to evaluate the diagnostic performance of 18F-choline PET in identifying ongoing inflammation within atherosclerotic plaques. The ...


Statin Neuroprotection and Carotid Endarterectomy: Safety Feasibility and Outcomes

Carotid endarterectomy (CEA) is a common surgery performed to reduce the risk of stroke in patients with carotid artery narrowing. Statins, a class of drugs usually used to lower blood cholesterol, may protect the brain after surgery. Specific statins have been shown to protect the brain after surgery when compared ...


Clopidogrel Resistance and Embolism in Carotid Artery Stenting

The purpose of this study is to evaluate the efficacy and safety of the ticlopidine + ginko biloba compared to clopidogrel in clopidogrel resistant patients undergoing carotid artery stent placement. The investigators hypothesized that ticlopidine + ginko biloba is superior than clopidogrel in terms of post-stent ischemic lesions in these ...