Long-term outcome after angioplasty of symptomatic internal carotid artery stenosis with and without stent

@article{Wittkugel2007LongtermOA,
  title={Long-term outcome after angioplasty of symptomatic internal carotid artery stenosis with and without stent},
  author={Oliver Wittkugel and Joystone Gbadamosi and Michael Rosenkranz and Jens Fiehler and Hermann Zeumer and Ulrich Grzyska},
  journal={Neuroradiology},
  year={2007},
  volume={50},
  pages={243-249}
}
Carotid angioplasty and stenting (CAS) has widely replaced balloon angioplasty (percutaneous transluminal angioplasty, PTA) in the treatment of internal carotid artery stenosis (ICAS). Here we assess whether the use of stents increases the safety and long-term efficacy of angioplasty in patients with ICAS. Our aim was to test the hypothesis that the long-term efficacy of CAS is superior to that of PTA. At the University Medical Center Hamburg-Eppendorf, PTA was performed from 1990 to 1997 and… CONTINUE READING