Carotid bruit is also known as or subsumes Asymptomatic bruits, Cervical murmur, and Symptomatic bruits. -ed.
Dr. Seemant Chaturvedi, Professor of Neurology and Director of the Comprehensive Stroke Program at Wayne State University, summarizes new information on management of patients with asymptomatic carotid bruits. New information on the risk of cognitive worsening with carotid stenosis is provided. New studies showing a reduced rate of stroke with modern medical therapy are also included. Finally, new clinical trials that will soon be launched for this patient population are described.