January 16th, 2014
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.
January 25th, 2012
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 […]