Carotid artery stenting.

  title={Carotid artery stenting.},
  author={Robert W. Hobson},
  journal={The Surgical clinics of North America},
  volume={84 5},
  pages={1281-94, vi}
Efficacy for carotid artery stenting (CAS) has not been confirmed by randomized clinical trial methodology in conventional risk patients. Although carotid endarterectomy (CEA) is considered the preferred method for carotid revascularization in the management of patients with symptomatic and asymptomatic extracranial carotid occlusive disease, comparisons between CAS and CEA are now underway. In North America, the CREST (Carotid Revascularization Endarterectomy versus Stent Trial) protocol is… CONTINUE READING


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