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Angioplasty and stenting for stroke prevention: good questions that need answers.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  12229910     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
Extracranial and intracranial angioplasty and stenting of the cerebral vessels are being performed more frequently. One clinical trial demonstrated equivalent outcomes between extracranial carotid angioplasty and carotid endarterectomy, but the results in both groups were suboptimal. Concerns remain about the iatrogenic stroke rate after angioplasty, especially for asymptomatic patients. Angioplasty, with or without stent placement, also offers a potential new therapeutic approach for patients with intracranial stenosis and vertebrobasilar lesions, although these procedures have been performed in uncontrolled fashion.
Authors:
Seemant Chaturvedi; Richard Fessler
Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Review    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Neurology     Volume:  59     ISSN:  0028-3878     ISO Abbreviation:  Neurology     Publication Date:  2002 Sep 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2002-09-13     Completed Date:  2002-10-04     Revised Date:  2007-11-15    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0401060     Medline TA:  Neurology     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  664-8     Citation Subset:  AIM; IM    
Affiliation:
Department of Neurology and Comprehensive Stroke Program, Wayne State University/Detroit Medical Center, Detroit, MI 48201, USA. Schaturv@med.wayne.edu
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MeSH Terms
Descriptor/Qualifier:
Angioplasty*
Carotid Artery Diseases / complications,  surgery*
Humans
Stents*
Stroke / etiology,  prevention & control*

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