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Extracranial carotids

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What is the primary goal of testing for extracranial vascular disease? Identifying patients at risk for stroke.
What is the secondary goal of testing for extracranial vascular disease? To document progressive disease in patients already known to be at risk for recurrent stenosis after intervention.
By when should symptoms of a TIA resolve? Typically no longer than 24 hours.
What is amaurosis fugax? A TIA of the eye that produces transient monocular effects.
What is aphasia? Difficulty speaking.
What is paresthesia? Numbness on one side of the body or another.
What is a CVA? A cerebral vascular accident. AKA stroke.
What percentage of bruits are related to high-grade stenosis? Approximately one-third.
What is Doppler waveform contour directly related to? Cardiac output
Where are the extracranial baroreceptors located? In the carotid bulb.
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