Neurological complications of carotid revascularisation.

  title={Neurological complications of carotid revascularisation.},
  author={Teddy Wu and Neil E. Anderson and Philip A. Barber},
  journal={Journal of neurology, neurosurgery, and psychiatry},
  volume={83 5},
Carotid endarterectomy (CEA) is an effective treatment for patients with recently symptomatic severe carotid stenosis and in selected patients with symptomatic moderate carotid stenosis. Carotid artery angioplasty and stenting (CAS) is emerging as an alternative to CEA, and randomised controlled trials suggest comparable efficacy to CEA in prevention of non-perioperative stroke. Neurovascular complications can result from both procedures, usually from thromboembolism from the operated vessel… CONTINUE READING