Endovascular therapy of vertebral artery disease

Jorge L. Eller, Peter Kan, Kenneth V. Snyder

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Vertebral artery (VA) disease processes that are potentially treatable by endovascular means include extracranial atherosclerotic disease, arterial dissection, or blunt or penetrating trauma. Approximately 20 % of cerebral ischemic events involve the posterior circulation, and the extracranial VA is the most common source of symptoms. Risk factors for VA extracranial atherosclerotic disease are similar to those affecting the carotid circulation, although VA stenosis seems more common in the white population, and plaques at the origin of the VA seem more stable and less likely to present with ulceration and/or hemorrhage.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationEndovascular Interventions
Subtitle of host publicationA Case-Based Approach
PublisherSpringer New York
Number of pages6
ISBN (Electronic)9781461473121
ISBN (Print)9781461473114
StatePublished - Jan 1 2014
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Medicine


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