Optimal Treatment of Carotid Artery Disease

Elad I. Levy*, J. Mocco, Rodney M. Samuelson, Robert D. Ecker, Babak S. Jahromi, L. Nelson Hopkins

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Abstract

Extracranial carotid artery disease accounts for approximately 25% of ischemic strokes. Although carotid endarterectomy (CEA) is the established gold standard for carotid revascularization, carotid artery angioplasty and stenting (CAS) is continually developing into a safer and more efficacious method of stroke prevention. Embolic protection, improving stent designs, and ever-increasing surgeon experience are propelling CAS towards equipoise with and possible superiority to CEA. One multicenter randomized trial and several nonrandomized registries have successfully established CAS as an accepted treatment for high-risk patients. Clinicians must strive to perform well-designed clinical trials that will continue to aid understanding and improve application of both endovascular and open techniques for extracranial carotid revascularization. We review the data published to date regarding the indications for and recent developments in the use of CAS.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)979-985
Number of pages7
JournalJournal of the American College of Cardiology
Volume51
Issue number10
DOIs
StatePublished - Mar 11 2008

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Levy, E. I., Mocco, J., Samuelson, R. M., Ecker, R. D., Jahromi, B. S., & Hopkins, L. N. (2008). Optimal Treatment of Carotid Artery Disease. Journal of the American College of Cardiology, 51(10), 979-985. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jacc.2007.10.052
Levy, Elad I. ; Mocco, J. ; Samuelson, Rodney M. ; Ecker, Robert D. ; Jahromi, Babak S. ; Hopkins, L. Nelson. / Optimal Treatment of Carotid Artery Disease. In: Journal of the American College of Cardiology. 2008 ; Vol. 51, No. 10. pp. 979-985.
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Optimal Treatment of Carotid Artery Disease. / Levy, Elad I.; Mocco, J.; Samuelson, Rodney M.; Ecker, Robert D.; Jahromi, Babak S.; Hopkins, L. Nelson.

In: Journal of the American College of Cardiology, Vol. 51, No. 10, 11.03.2008, p. 979-985.

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