Journal «Angiology and Vascular Surgery» • 

2011 • VOLUME 17 • №2

Analysing causes of low efficacy of ultrasonographic diagnosis of stenosing major arteries of the head in hypertensive patients

Fokin A.A., Manoylov A.E.
Chair of Emergency Medical Care and Disaster Medicine
Federal Educational Facility of Advanced Professional Training «Uralian State Academy of Advanced Medical Education» under the Russian Federation Ministry of Public Health and Social Development,
Chelyabinsk, Russia

The authors analyse herein the reasonable use of ultrasonographic methods of examination of carotid arteries for diagnosis of stenosing pathology in hypertensive patients. At the stage of primary medical care of the city of Chelyabinsk, a non-selective referral of patients presenting with elevated arterial pressure to duplex ultrasonography of the carotid artery is not uncommon. Doubtful criteria of selecting the hypertensive patients who really require undergoing ultrasonography of the carotid artery result in low efficacy of the examination.

KEY WORDS: ultrasonography, atherosclerosis, arterial hypertension, stroke, carotid stenosis, headache.

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