Complications Associated With Carotid Artery Stenting

Tanya R. Flohr, Brajesh K. Lal

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Carotid artery stenting was initially proposed as a bailout measure for treating intimal flap complications. It has undergone sustained evaluation as a potential alternative to carotid endarterectomy. Persistently increased periprocedural atheroembolic stroke has since dampened enthusiasm for CAS as a replacement for surgery. However, in selected patients at high risk for surgery, it continues to offer optimal means for revascularization. Carotid artery stenting should be considered after careful patient selection, lesion selection and surgical planning. It should be conducted with careful intraprocedural monitoring, meticulous endovascular technique, and close postoperative monitoring to avoid complications. Foreknowledge of the fundamentals of the procedure and some tricks to adapt the procedure for the patient’s anatomy and disease are important to avoid complications.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationComplications in Endovascular Surgery
Subtitle of host publicationPeri-Procedural Prevention and Treatment
Number of pages9
ISBN (Electronic)9780323554480
ISBN (Print)9780323554497
StatePublished - Jan 1 2021

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • General Medicine


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