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Carotid endovascular interventions: patient selection, devices, techniques and tips.
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PMID:  20145598     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
The optimal treatment of patients with asymptomatic or symptomatic carotid artery disease (CAD) has been a long-lasting debate. The choice between carotid endarterectomy (CEA), carotid artery stenting (CAS) and/or optimal medical therapy to treat patients with CAD, depends on their risk profile. Recent data from EVA-3S, SPACE randomized trials failed to demonstrate non-inferiority for CAS over CEA. However, other publications suggest that with growing experience and the development of dedicated CAS technology, CAS can be performed safely and efficiently. The success of carotid stenting does not solely depend on the operator's skills and experience, but also on the adequate selection of carotid stents and cerebral protection devices. Currently, CAS practitioners are confronted with a large number of dedicated CAS devices (stents and embolic protection devices). This wide array of products makes individual treatment strategies difficult to generalise as no single device possesses all of the optimal features to treat all types of carotid plaques and patients. This article reviews the principles of patient selection and device selection in contemporary CAS practice.
M Bosiers; K Deloose; P Peeters
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Minerva cardioangiologica     Volume:  58     ISSN:  0026-4725     ISO Abbreviation:  Minerva Cardioangiol     Publication Date:  2010 Feb 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2010-02-10     Completed Date:  2010-09-02     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0400725     Medline TA:  Minerva Cardioangiol     Country:  Italy    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  97-111     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Vascular Surgery, AZ St-Blasius, Dendermonde, Belgium.
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MeSH Terms
Carotid Artery Diseases / surgery*
Embolism / prevention & control
Endarterectomy, Carotid*
Patient Selection*
Practice Guidelines as Topic
Prosthesis Design
Risk Factors

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