Outpatient Carotid Artery Stenting: A Case Report

J Endovasc Surg. 1999 Nov;6(4):316-8. doi: 10.1583/1074-6218(1999)006<0316:OCASAC>2.0.CO;2.


Purpose: To report a case of carotid artery stenting for asymptomatic carotid restenosis performed in an outpatient setting.

Methods and results: A 68-year-old man with right carotid restenosis after repeat carotid endarterectomy underwent carotid angioplasty and stenting on an ambulatory basis. The procedure to implant a Smart stent required 45 minutes; the femoral access site was closed with a puncture closure device. The patient experienced no sequelae to this procedure and is well 6 months after treatment.

Conclusions: Outpatient delivery of percutaneous carotid stenting may be feasible in appropriately selected patients.

Publication types

  • Case Reports

MeSH terms

  • Aged
  • Ambulatory Surgical Procedures*
  • Angiography
  • Blood Vessel Prosthesis Implantation*
  • Carotid Artery, External / diagnostic imaging
  • Carotid Artery, External / surgery*
  • Carotid Stenosis / diagnostic imaging
  • Carotid Stenosis / surgery*
  • Endarterectomy, Carotid / adverse effects
  • Humans
  • Male
  • Recurrence
  • Reoperation
  • Stents*