Search for dissertations about: "Common carotid artery"

Showing result 1 - 5 of 53 swedish dissertations containing the words Common carotid artery.

  1. 1. Carotid artery disease plaque features and vulnerability

    University dissertation from Umeå : Umeå University

    Author : Fisnik Jashari; Umeå universitet.; [2015]
    Keywords : MEDICIN OCH HÄLSOVETENSKAP; MEDICAL AND HEALTH SCIENCES; Carotid atherosclerosis; ultrasound; plaque features; echogenicity; calcification; surface plaque irregularities; subclinical atherosclerosis; cerebrovascular symptoms; Cardiology; kardiologi; cardiovascular disease; hjärt- och kärlforskning;

    Abstract : Background: Atherosclerosis is an important cause of stroke. Ultrasound offers the convenience of real-time and detailed assessment of carotid plaque features as well as arterial wall thickening and composition. READ MORE

  2. 2. Screening for asymptomatic carotid atherosclerosis

    University dissertation from Uppsala : Acta Universitatis Upsaliensis

    Author : Dominika Högberg; Uppsala universitet.; [2017]
    Keywords : MEDICIN OCH HÄLSOVETENSKAP; MEDICAL AND HEALTH SCIENCES; Carotid stenosis; carotid atherosclerosis; screening; cost-effectiveness; natural history; carotid ultrasound; Surgery; Kirurgi;

    Abstract : Ischemic stroke is the most common cause of handicap in adults and the third most common cause of death in Sweden. Internal carotid artery atherosclerosis is an important cause and accounts for 20% of ischemic strokes. Screening for carotid atherosclerosis has been debated over the past two decades. READ MORE

  3. 3. Longitudinal Common Carotid Artery Wall Motion - mechanistic, prognostic and translational studies

    University dissertation from Uppsala : Acta Universitatis Upsaliensis

    Author : Sara Svedlund; Göteborgs universitet.; Gothenburg University.; [2011]
    Keywords : MEDICIN OCH HÄLSOVETENSKAP; MEDICAL AND HEALTH SCIENCES; carotid artery; longitudinal wall motion; ultrasound; velocity vector imaging; risk factor;

    Abstract : The longitudinal arterial movement of the common carotid artery (CCA) has been less investigated during the past compared to the radial movement. This is probably due to lack of an adequate measuring method. Velocity vector ultrasound imaging (VVI) now enables assessment of the longitudinal movement. READ MORE

  4. 4. The role of duplex scanning in the management of carotid artery disease

    University dissertation from Uppsala : Acta Universitatis Upsaliensis

    Author : Karl Logason; Uppsala universitet.; [2001]
    Keywords : MEDICIN OCH HÄLSOVETENSKAP; MEDICAL AND HEALTH SCIENCES; Surgery; Duplex scanning; Doppler spectral analysis; duplex criteria; Doppler angle of insonation; carotid artery stenosis; carotid endarterectomy; spontaneous cervical artery dissection; Kirurgi; MEDICINE Surgery; MEDICIN Kirurgi; Surgery; kirurgi;

    Abstract : Extracranial carotid artery disease, mainly due to atherosclerosis, is a common cause of stroke. The risk for future stroke can be reduced in selected patients by carotid endarterectomy (CEA). Duplex scanning has been increasingly used for diagnosis of carotid artery disease. READ MORE

  5. 5. Carotid Artery Wall Layer Dimensions during and after Pre-eclampsia An investigation using non-invasive high-frequency ultrasound

    University dissertation from Uppsala : Acta Universitatis Upsaliensis

    Author : Tansim Akhter; Uppsala universitet.; [2013]
    Keywords : MEDICIN OCH HÄLSOVETENSKAP; MEDICAL AND HEALTH SCIENCES; Systemic lupus erythematosus; normal pregnancy; pre-eclampsia; high-frequency ultrasound; common carotid artery; intima media ratio; cardiovascular disease.; Obstetrik och gynekologi; Obstetrics and Gynaecology;

    Abstract : Pre-eclampsia is associated with increased risk of cardiovascular disease (CVD) later in life. The ‘gold standard’ for estimating cardiovascular risk - ultrasound assessment of the common carotid artery intima-media thickness (CCA-IMT) - does not convincingly demonstrate this increased risk. READ MORE