CC BY-NC-ND 4.0 · The Arab Journal of Interventional Radiology 2018; 02(03): S21
DOI: 10.1055/s-0041-1730700

Challenges in Carotid Artery Stenting

Sibasankar Dalai
Sevenhills Hospital, Vizag, India
Rv Narayana
Sevenhills Hospital, Vizag, India
Rajesh Pati
Sevenhills Hospital, Vizag, India
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Background: Carotid artery disease is a significant cause of acute ischemic stroke and transient ischemic stroke. Significant carotid artery diseases are treated by carotid endarterectomy (CEA) or carotid artery stenting (CAS). Methods: We are presenting some challenging situations where patients with significant carotid artery diseases are not suitable/willing for surgery (CEA) and the anatomy too is challenging for CAS. Also presenting some seemingly straight looking CAS but pose serious intraprocedural challenges. Results: We could deal with the challenging situations with innovation and persistence. Conclusion: Understanding the nature of the carotid plaque is of paramount importance in doing a successful CAS. Imaging of the entire access is a must to carry out a successful CAS in most situations.

Publication History

Article published online:
11 May 2021

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