Review ArticlesCarotid Stenosis and Impaired Cognition The Effect of InterventionHeller, Sloane BS*†; Hines, George MD†Author Information From the *Stony Brook University School of Medicine, Stony Brook, NY; †Division of Vascular Surgery, Winthrop University Hospital, Mineola, NY. Disclosure: The authors have no conflicts of interest to report. Correspondence: George Hines, MD, Division of Vascular Surgery, Winthrop University Hospital, Mineola, NY 11501. E-mail: [email protected]. Cardiology in Review: September/October 2017 - Volume 25 - Issue 5 - p 211-214 doi: 10.1097/CRD.0000000000000139 Buy Metrics Abstract There is a clear association between carotid artery stenosis and cognitive impairment. However, there is no consensus as to how to interpret this association, and what, if any, impact this connection should have on the management of carotid stenosis. A review of the relevant literature suggests that although an intervention to relieve carotid stenosis in patients without clinically significant cognitive impairment does not improve cognition, there may be a cognitive benefit with intervention for carotid stenosis in those patients with clinically significant cognitive disorders. Copyright © 2017 Wolters Kluwer Health, Inc. All rights reserved.