Embolic protection devices: Device specific tips and tricks

D. Y. Yoon, M. K. Eskandari*

*Corresponding author for this work

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Accumulating evidence shows that some degree of embolization occurs during carotid artery angioplasty and stenting procedures. While the use of embolic protection devices during these transcatheter procedures makes intuitive sense, the clinical implications could not be more controversial. As advances in cerebral and cardiovascular intervention have synergistically led to the progression of these devices, we now have a wide variety to choose from. This review will provide a framework with regard to these devices, outcomes within the various trials, and various methods of application and selection.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)121-129
Number of pages9
JournalItalian Journal of Vascular and Endovascular Surgery
Issue number3
StatePublished - Sep 1 2012


  • Carotid artery diseases
  • Embolic protection devices
  • Stents

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Surgery
  • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine

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