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  ADVANCES IN CAROTID ARTERY STENTING 

The Journal of Cardiovascular Surgery 2013 February;54(1):67-82

Copyright © 2013 EDIZIONI MINERVA MEDICA

lingua: Inglese

Complications during carotid artery stenting

Bertog S. C. 1, 2, Grunwald I. Q. 1, 3, Kühn A. L. 4, Franke J. 1, Vaskelyte L. 1, Hofmann I. 1, Id D. 1, Hornung M. 1, Sievert H. 1

1 CardioVascular Center Frankfurt, Frankfurt, Germany; 2 Veterans Affairs Medical Center, Minneapolis, MN, USA; 3 NIHR Oxford Biomedical Research Centre, Acute Vascular Imaging Centre, Oxford University Hospitals NHS Trust, Oxford, UK; 4 Department of Radiology, University of Massachusetts, Worcester, MA, USA


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Carotid stenting has become a commonly used procedure for the treatment of carotid artery stenosis. Though equipment and techniques have improved tremendously over the recent 3 decades, complications do occur. It is important for carotid operators to be familiar with potential complications and adverse events. In this article complications and adverse events of carotid stenting including those that are related to the vascular access site, vessel spasm, dissection, perforation, thrombotic occlusion and hemodynamic instability and arrhythmias are reviewed. In addition, management strategies are discussed.

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