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Factors influencing restenosis after carotid artery stenting.
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PMID:  19043388     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Many studies have published perioperative clinical results, but the incidence of restenosis and late stroke after carotid artery stenosis is poorly documented. Duplex ultrasonography is the most commonly used technique to follow in-stent restenosis after carotid aretery stenting (CAS), but, the ultrasound criteria for determining a restenosis after stent implantation are very heterogeneous. This review of the literature showed that the long-term in-stent restenosis rate after CAS appears to be acceptable and that restenosis is mainly asymptomatic. Suggested predictors of in-stent restenosis after CAS are advanced age, female gender, implantation of multiple stents, prior revascularization treatment, suboptimal result with residual stenosis, elevated postprocedural serum levels of acute-phase reactants, asymptomatic lesion, use of balloon expandable stents.
J Van Laanen; J M Hendriks; M R H M Van Sambeek
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Review    
Journal Detail:
Title:  The Journal of cardiovascular surgery     Volume:  49     ISSN:  0021-9509     ISO Abbreviation:  J Cardiovasc Surg (Torino)     Publication Date:  2008 Dec 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2008-12-01     Completed Date:  2009-03-19     Revised Date:  2009-11-11    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0066127     Medline TA:  J Cardiovasc Surg (Torino)     Country:  Italy    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  743-7     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Vascular Surgery, Erasmus MC, Rotterdam, The Netherlands.
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MeSH Terms
Carotid Arteries* / ultrasonography
Carotid Stenosis / complications,  therapy*,  ultrasonography
Risk Factors
Stroke / etiology

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