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Carotid stents: which is the best option?
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PMID:  22051987     Owner:  NLM     Status:  In-Data-Review    
Nowadays, carotid artery stenting (CAS) offers a potential alternative to carotid endarterectomy (CEA). CAS main advantages over CEA are the less invasive approach and the almost equal performance to CEA in terms of stroke prevention and complications. One of the most important factors which played significant role to CAS evolution is the progress in design of modern materials, especially stents. Today, several types of dedicated carotid stents have specific mechanical properties, which provide stents with individual characteristics making each of them suitable for specific carotid lesions and anatomies. The present review analyses the specific design and construction of modern stents, trying to point out their particular mechanical properties and characteristics. Additionally, it presents all available data published on comparison between different stent designs with the intention to identify which carotid stent is the best option for particular patient and lesion characteristics.
D N Nikas; G Kompara; B Reimers
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  The Journal of cardiovascular surgery     Volume:  52     ISSN:  0021-9509     ISO Abbreviation:  J Cardiovasc Surg (Torino)     Publication Date:  2011 Dec 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2011-11-04     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0066127     Medline TA:  J Cardiovasc Surg (Torino)     Country:  Italy    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  779-93     Citation Subset:  IM    
Heart and Vascular Catheterization Laboratory, Ioannina Public Hospital, Ioannina, Greece -
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