Carotid stenosis is responsible for approximately 30+++ of strokes, and carotid endarterectomy is considered to be the gold-standard treatment. With advancements in endovascular technology carotid angioplasty and stenting (CAS) has been proposed as an alternative to surgery in appropriate risk patients. This chapter explores the current indications, techniques, and outcomes of carotid stenting along with updates on several ongoing trials comparing carotid stenting and endarterectomy. CAS serves as a highly effective modality of treatment for the right patient in the armamentarium of treating carotid artery disease.
|Title of host publication||Haimovici's Vascular Surgery|
|Subtitle of host publication||6th Edition|
|Number of pages||10|
|State||Published - 1 Oct 2012|