Int J Angiol 2015; 24(03): 205-209
DOI: 10.1055/s-0035-1556842
Review Article
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Carotid Artery Stenting–Historical Context, Trends, and Innovations

Miloslav Spacek
1   Department of Cardiology, University Hospital Motol, 2nd Medical School, Charles University, Prague, Czech Republic
Josef Veselka
1   Department of Cardiology, University Hospital Motol, 2nd Medical School, Charles University, Prague, Czech Republic
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19. August 2015 (online)


Surgical carotid endarterectomy (CEA) has been proven effective in both primary and secondary stroke prevention and, until recently, has been considered the standard treatment approach for patients with severe carotid artery disease. Because of its technical limitations and less favorable outcomes, carotid artery stenting (CAS) has been offered preferably to patients considered to be too comorbid to undergo surgical treatment. However, CAS has evolved over time into a reliable method and is currently considered an alternative to CEA. The aim of this review was to discuss the historical aspects, trends, and innovations in CAS.

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