Info

Occlusion

Undetectable

Not applicable

Not applicable

Significant, no detectable

lumen

Abbreviations: ICA, internal carotid artery; PSV, peak systolic velocity; CCA, common carotid artery; EDV, end-diastolic velocity.

lumen

Abbreviations: ICA, internal carotid artery; PSV, peak systolic velocity; CCA, common carotid artery; EDV, end-diastolic velocity.

of ICA stenosis at which surgery is beneficial (greater than 70%) and potentially better than antiplatelet therapy (50-69%); they also established the range of stenoses at which medical therapy is better than surgical intervention (lesser than 50%) in patients with a history of stroke or TIA in the affected carotid artery distribution. In 2003, a multidisciplinary consensus was reached regarding ultrasound criteria to identify the carotid stenosis strata of the North American Symptomatic Carotid Endartererctomy Trial (Table 1) (15).

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