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Carotid stenting trials: what have they taught us?
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  20858611     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Carotid artery occlusion is one of the most frequently identified and one of the most treatable causes of ischemic strokes. Although carotid endarterectomy (CEA) is recognized as the gold standard for treating symptomatic, severe carotid stenosis, the development of carotid angioplasty and stenting (CAS) has encouraged investigations to demonstrate its safety and efficacy as a viable alternative to surgical management. Recent findings have emphasized patient selection as the key to the judicious application of CAS as well as CEA. More than proving CAS as a noninferior alternative to a surgical gold standard, trials exploring the relationship of various factors to patient outcomes may show that endovascular procedures will complement and improve on surgical techniques for treating a wide spectrum of patients suffering from carotid disease.
Christine Chung; Tejas R Shah; Daniel Han; Michael L Marin; Peter L Faries
Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Review    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Perspectives in vascular surgery and endovascular therapy     Volume:  22     ISSN:  1521-5768     ISO Abbreviation:  Perspect Vasc Surg Endovasc Ther     Publication Date:  2010 Jun 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2010-09-22     Completed Date:  2011-01-13     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  100970607     Medline TA:  Perspect Vasc Surg Endovasc Ther     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  93-103     Citation Subset:  IM    
Mount Sinai Hospital, New York, NY, USA.
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MeSH Terms
Angioplasty / adverse effects,  instrumentation*
Carotid Stenosis / complications,  surgery,  therapy*
Clinical Trials as Topic*
Endarterectomy, Carotid / adverse effects
Evidence-Based Medicine
Patient Selection
Risk Assessment
Risk Factors
Stroke / etiology,  prevention & control
Treatment Outcome
Comment In:
Perspect Vasc Surg Endovasc Ther. 2010 Jun;22(2):104-5   [PMID:  20858612 ]

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