Carotid stenting without use of balloon angioplasty and distal protection devices: preliminary experience in 100 cases.

@article{Maynar2007CarotidSW,
  title={Carotid stenting without use of balloon angioplasty and distal protection devices: preliminary experience in 100 cases.},
  author={Manuel Maynar and Sebasti{\'a}n Baldi and Rom{\'a}n D. Rostagno and Tob{\'i}as Zander and Martin Jose Rabellino and R. de Llorens and Juli{\'a}n Alvarez and Fernando Valles Barajas},
  journal={AJNR. American journal of neuroradiology},
  year={2007},
  volume={28 7},
  pages={1378-83}
}
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE A major concern during carotid artery stent placement is the potential for cerebral embolism. Diminishing the number of device manipulations across the lesion might reduce procedural stroke risk. For this purpose, we report our initial experience with carotid stent placement without the use of either balloon angioplasty or distal protection devices. MATERIALS AND METHODS Eighty-seven consecutive patients with 100 carotid stenoses compose this series. Ninety four of the… CONTINUE READING

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