- Cervical artery dissection (CAD) is an important cause of stroke and stroke-related disability in young adults.
- CAD (either carotid or vertebral artery) can occur without major trauma.
- This scientific statement provides an overview of cervical artery dissection with current data presented and suggestions on the diagnostic evaluation, treatment approaches and clinical outcomes.
Treatment and Outcomes of Cervical Artery Dissection in Adults
Dr. Shadi Yagi, a vascular neurologist at Brown University, presents an in-depth discussion about cervical artery dissection in adults based on a scientific statement he chaired for the American Heart Association. Dr. Yagi delves into the background, diagnosis, treatment approaches, and possible outcomes of cervical artery dissection. He highlights the complexities involved in diagnosing this medical condition due to its highly varied symptoms and emphasizes the importance of early diagnosis and the initiation of antithrombotic treatment for secondary prevention.