Carotid artery stent fracture identification and clinical relevance.

@article{Coppi2010CarotidAS,
  title={Carotid artery stent fracture identification and clinical relevance.},
  author={Gioacchino Coppi and Roberto Moratto and Jessica Veronesi and E. Nicolosi and Roberto Silingardi},
  journal={Journal of vascular surgery},
  year={2010},
  volume={51 6},
  pages={
          1397-405
        }
}
BACKGROUND This study was conducted to identify the prevalence, risk factors, and clinical relevance of carotid artery stent fracture. METHODS Commercially available carotid stents were implanted in this prospective, observational study that began in January 2004. Indications included asymptomatic patients (stenosis >80%), symptomatic patients (stenosis >60%), and ulcerated lesions (>50%). Stent integrity was assessed with plain radiography at 12 months. Data were analyzed in April 2009 on a… CONTINUE READING
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