Carotid Revascularization for Prevention of Stroke: Carotid Endarterectomy and Carotid Artery Stenting

Brott, Thomas G.; Brown Jr., Robert D.; Meyer, Fredric B.; Miller, David A.; Cloft, Harry J.; Sullivan, Timothy M.
September 2004
Mayo Clinic Proceedings;Sep2004, Vol. 79 Issue 9, p1197
Academic Journal
The article discusses various aspects of carotid revascularization for prevention of stroke. Carotid intervention is a highly effective preventive treatment for ischemic stroke. Large randomized controlled trials have shown that the degree of stroke prevention is comparable or superior to that of alternative medical treatments. Carotid endarterectomy has been the interventional method used worldwide lot more than several decades. Carotid angioplasty and carotid artery stenting have been developed as less invasive treatments, in the context of widespread use of angioplasty and stenting for treatment of stenoses in other vascular beds.


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