Angioplasty and stenting of the extracranial carotid arteries.

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PURPOSE To study the feasibility and safety of stent-supported angioplasty in the treatment of atherosclerotic stenoses of the extracranial carotid arteries. METHODS Carotid angioplasty was attempted in 174 arteries (163 patients: 126 males; mean age: 71 +/- 10 years, range 47 to 93). Mean lesion length was 15.1 +/- 4.1 mm, and mean percent stenosis was… (More)

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