Randomized clinical trial of open-cell vs closed-cell stents for carotid stenting and effects of stent design on cerebral embolization.


OBJECTIVE The effect of stent design on cerebral embolization has not been established. The purpose of this trial was to contrast the incidence of subclinical cerebral embolization in high-risk patients undergoing carotid artery stenting (CAS) with open-cell vs closed-cell stents. METHODS During an 18-month period, 40 patients were randomized (1:1) to… (More)
DOI: 10.1016/j.jvs.2011.05.013

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