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Italian Journal of Vascular and Endovascular Surgery 2011 June;18(2):117-30

Copyright © 2011 EDIZIONI MINERVA MEDICA

language: English

When things go wrong in carotid artery stenting

Favero L. 1, Nicosia A. 2, Nikas D. 3, Pacchioni A. 1, Penzo C. 1, Mugnolo A. 1, Versaci F. 1, Saccà S. 1, Reimers B. 1

1 Cardiac Catheterization Laboratory, Mirano Public Hospital, Mirano, Venice, Italy 2 Cardiac Catheterization Laboratory, Public Hospital of Ragusa, Ragusa, Italy 3 Cardiac Catheterization Laboratory, Ioannina Public Hospital, Ioannina, Greece


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Carotid artery stenting (CAS) is a rapidly evolving method to revascularize carotid artery disease. However, despite the recent improvements in the materials and techniques, significant complications may still occur during the procedure. In this review the frequency, etiology, prevention and management of complications related to carotid artery stenting are described.

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