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Role of distal protection during carotid stenting.
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PMID:  12476654     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
The most common complication of carotid angioplasty is distal embolization of debris and/or thrombus. The only way to avoid this complication is with the use of embolic protection devices. Several filters, distal balloon occlusion devices, and proximal balloon occlusion devices are available. These devices make it possible to capture arteriosclerotic debris during angioplasty and stenting. During the majority of procedures at least some particles can be retrieved. Therefore there is no doubt that these devices are important for carotid angioplasty. However, due to the low complication rate of carotid angioplasty even without embolic protection devices, large randomized trials are necessary to statistically prove the clinical efficacy of these devices.
Horst Sievert; Kasja Rabe
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Review    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of interventional cardiology     Volume:  15     ISSN:  0896-4327     ISO Abbreviation:  J Interv Cardiol     Publication Date:  2002 Dec 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2002-12-12     Completed Date:  2003-02-06     Revised Date:  2005-11-16    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8907826     Medline TA:  J Interv Cardiol     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  499-504     Citation Subset:  IM    
Cardiovascular Center Bethanien, Im Prüfling 23, 60389 Frankfurt, Germany.
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MeSH Terms
Angioplasty / adverse effects,  instrumentation*,  methods
Balloon Occlusion
Carotid Arteries*
Carotid Stenosis / therapy*
Embolism / prevention & control*
Filtration / instrumentation,  methods
Stents* / adverse effects

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