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Advances in Carotid Artery Stenting

This book has also been published as issue n. 01/2013 of the Journal of Cardiovascular Surgery


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Carotid Artery Stenting (CAS) was developed about 20 years ago as a less invasive treatment for carotid artery disease compared with carotid endarterectomy (CEA).
This book provides an updated overview about materials, including new devices to simplify the carotid approach, as well as tips and tricks to avoid intra-procedural and post-procedural complications and suggestions on how to diagnose and deal with them. Starting from the history of CAS it reviews most of the critical points necessary to prove that CAS is eventually non-inferior to CEA, at least in experienced centers and suitable patients.
The text is the ideal for interventional radiologists, both as beginners or fully experienced, vascular surgeons and cardiologists.
History of carotid artery stenting
Tips and tricks to avoid periprocedural neurological complications in carotid artery stenting
How to simplify the approach to the supra-aortic trunks
Carotid artery stenting with filters
Proximal endovascular occlusion for carotid artery stenting
Current concepts on the management of concomitant carotid and coronary disease
Carotid stenting in asymptomatic patients: how to identify patients without symptoms and at high risk for neurologic events
Carotid artery stenting in recently symptomatic patients
Complications during carotid artery stenting
Late cerebral embolization after emboli-protected carotid artery stenting
New ischemic brain lesions after carotid artery stenting
Endovascular management of acute stroke

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