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What is the definition of carotid artery disease?

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Carotid artery disease is a progressive disease that involves the buildup of plaque in your carotid arteries. It can lead to a stroke.

SOURCES:

American College of Cardiology: "Heart Failure: ACE Inhibitors," “Mitral Valve Repair Surgery (Commissurotomy) for Mitral Valve Stenosis.”

American Heart Association: "Heart and Stroke Encyclopedia," "Medications Used to Treat Heart Failure," “Problem: Aortic Valve Regurgitation,” "Recognizing Advanced Heart Failure and Knowing Your Options," “TIA (Transient Ischemic Attack),” "Types of Replacement Heart Valves," "What is an Aneurysm?" "Why Atrial Fibrillation (AF or AFib) Matters."

CardioSmart: "Mitral Valve Repair Surgery (Commissurotomy) for Mitral Valve Stenosis."

Circulation : "Atrial Fibrillation and Heart Failure."

Cleveland Clinic: "Aortic Valve Surgery: Treatment Options," "Enhanced External Counterpulsation (EECP)."

Cleveland Clinic Center for Continuing Education: “Heart Failure.”

Journal of the American College of Cardiology : "Resolution of cardiomyopathy after ablation of atrial flutter."

Medscape: "Atrial Myxoma."

Texas Heart Institute: "Balloon Angioplasty and Stents," "Cardiovascular Glossary," "Transmyocardial Laser Revascularization."

National Institutes of Health: “Percutaneous Coronary Intervention,” “What Is Atrial Fibrillation?” “What Is Cardiomyopathy?” “What Is a Pacemaker?” ”What is a Stent?”

Heart Rhythm Society: “Atrial Flutter.”

Reviewed by James Beckerman on September 05, 2017

SOURCES:

American College of Cardiology: "Heart Failure: ACE Inhibitors," “Mitral Valve Repair Surgery (Commissurotomy) for Mitral Valve Stenosis.”

American Heart Association: "Heart and Stroke Encyclopedia," "Medications Used to Treat Heart Failure," “Problem: Aortic Valve Regurgitation,” "Recognizing Advanced Heart Failure and Knowing Your Options," “TIA (Transient Ischemic Attack),” "Types of Replacement Heart Valves," "What is an Aneurysm?" "Why Atrial Fibrillation (AF or AFib) Matters."

CardioSmart: "Mitral Valve Repair Surgery (Commissurotomy) for Mitral Valve Stenosis."

Circulation : "Atrial Fibrillation and Heart Failure."

Cleveland Clinic: "Aortic Valve Surgery: Treatment Options," "Enhanced External Counterpulsation (EECP)."

Cleveland Clinic Center for Continuing Education: “Heart Failure.”

Journal of the American College of Cardiology : "Resolution of cardiomyopathy after ablation of atrial flutter."

Medscape: "Atrial Myxoma."

Texas Heart Institute: "Balloon Angioplasty and Stents," "Cardiovascular Glossary," "Transmyocardial Laser Revascularization."

National Institutes of Health: “Percutaneous Coronary Intervention,” “What Is Atrial Fibrillation?” “What Is Cardiomyopathy?” “What Is a Pacemaker?” ”What is a Stent?”

Heart Rhythm Society: “Atrial Flutter.”

Reviewed by James Beckerman on September 05, 2017

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