The aim of the current series is to provide an outline of the various controversial issues and techniques, as well as to present the strengths and limitations of the various proposed diagnostic imaging modalities that need to be addressed by future research, thus optimizing stroke outcomes for patients.
Carotid intraplaque haemorrhage: pathogenesis, histological classification, imaging methods and clinical value
A pilot protocol and review of triple neuroprotection with targeted hypothermia, controlled induced hypertension, and barbiturate infusion during emergency carotid endarterectomy for acute stroke after failed tPA or beyond 24-hour window of opportunity
Carotid artery stenosis and inflammatory biomarkers: the role of inflammation-induced immunological responses affecting the vascular systems
Treatment of the extracranial carotid artery in tandem lesions during endovascular treatment of acute ischemic stroke: a systematic review and meta-analysis
The focused issue “Carotid Artery Stenosis and Stroke: Prevention and Treatment Part I” was commissioned by the editorial office, Annals of Translational Medicine without any sponsorship or funding. Kosmas I. Paraskevas is serving as the unpaid Guest Editor for the focused issue.