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Indications and applications for extracranial carotid artery stent placement.
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PMID:  20425183     Owner:  NLM     Status:  In-Process    
Treatment of high-grade symptomatic carotid stenosis via carotid endarterectomy has been shown to be superior to medical management alone in several studies. Carotid angioplasty and stenting (CAS) has emerged as an alternative approach to endarterectomy to reduce the associated perioperative risks. Several anatomic and physiologic factors that increase the risk of stroke and/or death associated with endarterectomy have been identified. The alternative approach of CAS has been found to be noninferior to endarterectomy for high surgical risk patients with severe symptomatic carotid stenosis and the use of this procedure is supported by the current widely accepted guidelines. In patients with standard surgical risk, the differential benefit of CAS compared with endarterectomy is not clear. Several advantages of CAS have been identified in previous studies in selected patients. The results of CAS will undoubtedly continue to improve with advances in device designs, technological expertise, and appropriate patient selection.
Tenbit Emiru; Mustapha A Ezzeddine; Adnan I Qureshi
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Review    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Current cardiology reports     Volume:  12     ISSN:  1534-3170     ISO Abbreviation:  Curr Cardiol Rep     Publication Date:  2010 Jan 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2010-04-28     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  100888969     Medline TA:  Curr Cardiol Rep     Country:  United States    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  42-50     Citation Subset:  IM    
Zeenat Qureshi Stroke Research Center and Department of Neurology, University of Minnesota, 12-100 PWB, 516 Delaware Street SE, Minneapolis, MN 55455, USA.
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