A comprehensive, yet practical guide for the clinician responsible for caring for patients with carotid artery disease. Both medical and surgical management strategies, as well as emerging endovascular techniques are described. Designed to strengthen the bond between the primary care and neurosurgical communities. Suggested users are primary care physicians, residents, nurses and physician assistants. Treatment of Carotid Disease provides full coverage of the continuum of care for carotid artery disease, including diagnostic testing, medical therapies, pharmacological treatment, and detailed referral guidelines. Topics in Treatment of Carotid Disease include: -Historical background and epidemiology -Differential diagnosis, medical assessment, and diagnostic testing -Medical treatment of carotid disease patients -Complete overview of carotid endarterectomy: patient selection, per-operative medical evaluation, description, complications, adjuncts, and anesthesia -Carotid artery stenosis, dissection, fibromuscular dysplasia, and other disorders -New treatments.