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Welcome to the Polling Station of Vascupedia. Every first of the month and during all the month, you can vote on a new topic of great interest. The results of the voting will illuminate the current practice and needs in the treatment of vascular diseases worldwide.


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Here you can express your opinion and vote actively on controversial issues in vascular medicine. Your vote is of unique importance to evaluate current techniques and technologies and to highlight your demands and challenges. After voting, you will be able to follow the ongoing results anytime and to see the expert’s opinion on the respective topic. At the end of the month, the expert will comment also on the final results


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Poll 01/08/2018 – 31/08/2018

Asymptomatic carotid artery disease

Patient’s characteristics


Gender: Female

Age: 72 years old

Comorbidity: Arterial hypertension, hypercholesterinemia, previous smoker

Symptoms: None

Previous operations: None

Vascular Imaging of the left internal carotid artery: Duplex ultrasound with peak systolic velocity (PSV)> 230 cm/sec

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Which would be your further imaging modality?
  • CT angiography

  • MR angiography

  • None

  • Duplex Ultrasound scanning from a second operator

  • Intra-arterial digital subtraction angiography

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Is in asymptomatic patients the percent of the stenosis the single indication for treatment?
  • Yes

  • No

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Which criterion is the most important to decide between carotid endarterectomy and carotid artery stenting in a patient with an asymptomatic carotid artery stenosis?
  • Comorbidity

  • Plaque morphology

  • Aortic arch morphology

  • Gender

  • Age

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Does gender influence your decision making in patients with asymptomatic carotid artery disease?
  • Yes

  • No

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Is TCAR (Transcarotid Arterial Revascularization) a valuable alternative to the established invasive treatment options?
  • I am not familiar with TCAR technique

  • Yes

  • No

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How often do you perform imaging follow up following CEA or CAS in your daily practice?
  • Every 3 months

  • Every 6 months

  • Every 12 months

  • We do not perform imaging follow up

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Do you perform carotid artery disease screening in asymptomatic patients undergoing cardiac surgery in your daily practice?
  • Yes

  • No

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