Platelet Scintigraphy in Stroke Patients
Stroke is the third commonest cause of death in Western Europe. The cost for those who survive with permanent neurological deficit is unmeasurable. Reducing risk factors such as diabetes, hypertension, obesity and stress may help to delay the onset of degenerative arterial disease, but are unlikely to help a patient whose carotid artery decay is manifest by transient loss of cerebral function (TIA) or vision (amaurosis fugax).
KeywordsCarotid Endarterectomy Carotid Artery Disease Permanent Neurological Deficit Platelet Deposition Amaurosis Fugax
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