Guideline on the Management of ECVD

Updated:Mar 29,2011

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2011 ASA/ACCF/AHA/AANN/AANS/ACR/CNS/SAIP/SCAI/SIR/SNIS/SVM/SVS Guideline on the Management of Patients With Extracranial Carotid and Vertebral Artery Disease

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  • In the United States, about 795,000 strokes occur each year. The incidence of cerebral infarction attributable to ECVD was 17 per 100,000 for blacks, nine per 100,000 for Hispanics, and five per 100,000 for whites.
  • About 7 percent of all first ischemic strokes have been associated with extracranial carotid stenosis of 60 percent or more.
  • The economic burden of ECVD is large: the direct and indirect cost for acute and convalescent care for stroke victims in the United States was estimated to be over $73 billion in 2010.

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