Carotid artery stenting in acute stroke.

@article{Papanagiotou2011CarotidAS,
  title={Carotid artery stenting in acute stroke.},
  author={Panagiotis Papanagiotou and Christian Roth and Silke Walter and S. Behnke and Iris Quasar Grunwald and Julio Viera and Maria Politi and Heiko K{\"o}rner and Panagiotis Kostopoulos and Anton Haass and Klaus Fassbender and W. Reith},
  journal={Journal of the American College of Cardiology},
  year={2011},
  volume={58 23},
  pages={2363-9}
}
OBJECTIVES The purpose of this study is to demonstrate the technical success of carotid artery stenting in acute extracranial internal carotid artery (ICA) occlusion as well as the benefit in clinical outcome. BACKGROUND Stroke caused by acute occlusion of the ICA is associated with a significant level of morbidity and mortality. For this type of lesion, treatment with standard intravenous thrombolysis alone leads to a good clinical outcome in only 17% of the cases, with a death rate as high… CONTINUE READING