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CURRENT ISSUETHE JOURNAL OF CARDIOVASCULAR SURGERY

A Journal on Cardiac, Vascular and Thoracic Surgery

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Frequency: Bi-Monthly

ISSN 0021-9509

Online ISSN 1827-191X

 

The Journal of Cardiovascular Surgery 2005 June;46(3):249-59

VASCULAR SECTION 

    WHAT’S NEW IN CAROTID ARTERY STENTING

Drug coated stents for carotid intervention

Tepe G. 1, Schmehl J. 1, Claussen C. D. 1, Ernemann U. 2, Pereira P. 1, Duda S. H. 3

1 Department of Diagnostic Radiology University of Tübingen, Tübingen, Germany
2 Department of Neuroradiology University of Tübingen, Tübingen, Germany
3 Jewish Hospital, Berlin, Germany

Carotid endarterectomy has demonstrated its superiority over medical treatment of symptomatic as well as asymptomatic stenosis of the extracranial carotid artery. Although minimally invasive methods initially failed to produce similar results, stent implantation is becoming an alternative technique for stroke prophylaxis with technical advances, cerebral protection and careful patient selection. Even though restenosis does not seem to be a major limitation compared to coronary interventions, in-stent restenosis might occur more frequently with an increasing number of procedures performed and longer follow-up periods. Drug eluting stents have shown to attenuate this complication. Currently, no clinical data on drug eluting stents in carotid arteries are available. This article discusses the current literature on carotid artery stenting and the potential role of drug eluting stents in this field.

language: English


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