Semin intervent Radiol 2002; 19(4): 321-330
DOI: 10.1055/s-2002-36747
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Carotid Artery Stenting

Nilesh H. Patel1 , Steven J. Willing2
  • 1Section of Vascular and Interventional Radiology, Department of Radiology, Indiana University School of Medicine, Indianapolis, Indiana
  • 2Interventional Neuroradiology, Department of Radiology, Indiana University School of Medicine, Indianapolis, Indiana
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Publication Date:
21 January 2003 (online)

ABSTRACT

Carotid artery stenting is a new procedure that is rapidly gaining popularity. There are numerous retrospective studies reported in the literature regarding its feasibility and short- to intermediate-term results. Prospective randomized trials are currently underway to establish the safety and efficacy of the procedure, as well as comparative risk and benefits to carotid endarterectomy (CEA). The technique of carotid artery stenting (CAS), patient management issues, and the role of cerebral protection devices are discussed.

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