Selection of carotid artery stenting or endarterectomy based on magnetic resonance plaque imaging reduced periprocedural adverse events.

@article{Yoshimura2013SelectionOC,
  title={Selection of carotid artery stenting or endarterectomy based on magnetic resonance plaque imaging reduced periprocedural adverse events.},
  author={Shin-ichi Yoshimura and Kiyofumi Yamada and Masanori Kawasaki and Takahiko Asano and Masayuki Kanematsu and Masafumi Miyai and Yukiko Enomoto and Yusuke Egashira and Toru Iwama},
  journal={Journal of stroke and cerebrovascular diseases : the official journal of National Stroke Association},
  year={2013},
  volume={22 7},
  pages={1082-7}
}
BACKGROUND The aim of this study was to elucidate the impact of treatment selection, either carotid stenting or endarterectomy, based on preoperative magnetic resonance (MR) plaque imaging on periprocedural events. METHODS A total of 205 consecutive patients with high-grade carotid artery stenosis scheduled for elective revascularization with stenting or endarterectomy were retrospectively analyzed. In period 1, 95 patients were treated regardless of preoperative plaque imaging. In period 2… CONTINUE READING