Posts Tagged ‘carotid artery stenting’

January 16th, 2014

Are All Carotid Stenting Systems Equal?


Jay Giri and Robert W. Yeh discuss their research group’s analysis of patient-registry data on embolic protection devices that are commonly used in carotid artery stenting.

October 24th, 2013

Surgery Preferable to Stents in Elderly People with Carotid Disease

Age should play an important role in choosing a revascularization procedure for people with blocked carotid arteries, according to a new paper published in JAMA Surgery.  Carotid endarterectomy surgery (CEA) is preferable to carotid artery stenting (CAS) in elderly people; for younger patients, the two revascularization procedures are broadly similar. George Antoniou and colleagues analyzed data from 44 studies […]

January 25th, 2012

Heads Up (Lesions Down) on a New Embolic Protection Device for Carotid Arterial Stenting


The current standard of care for individuals undergoing carotid arterial stenting (CAS) entails the use of an embolic protection device (EPD) to minimize the risk for embolic stroke. At present, the only FDA-approved EPD is a filter that is placed distal to the stenosis (i.e., it is advanced across the lesion) before stenting. In a recently completed randomized trial, a proximal balloon occlusion device provided […]

September 27th, 2011

Experience Counts in Carotid Artery Stenting

Experience really does count when it comes to carotid artery stenting, and that may be a big problem, since most current operators do not have substantial experience with the procedure.