Cerebral protection devices reduce periprocedural strokes during carotid angioplasty and stenting: a systematic review of the current literature.

@article{Garg2009CerebralPD,
  title={Cerebral protection devices reduce periprocedural strokes during carotid angioplasty and stenting: a systematic review of the current literature.},
  author={Nitin K. Garg and Nikolaos Karagiorgos and George T Pisimisis and Davendra P. S. Sohal and Gernon Matthew Longo and Jason Michael Johanning and Thomas G. Lynch and Iraklis I. Pipinos},
  journal={Journal of endovascular therapy : an official journal of the International Society of Endovascular Specialists},
  year={2009},
  volume={16 4},
  pages={412-27}
}
PURPOSE To compare through a systematic review of published literature the stroke outcomes in protected and unprotected carotid artery stenting (CAS). METHODS PubMed and Cochrane electronic databases were queried to identify peer-reviewed publications from 1995 to 2007 meeting our pre-defined criteria for inclusion (English language, human only, at least 20 patients reported) and exclusion (procedures performed for the treatment of total occlusion, dissection, or aneurysmal disease; urgently… CONTINUE READING