[Distal protection devices in carotid stent]

Radiologe. 2004 Oct;44(10):991-7. doi: 10.1007/s00117-004-1105-x.
[Article in German]


Endovascular treatment of carotid stenoses is increasingly used. Frequently temporary occlusion balloons or filters are placed distal to the stenosis to gain additional protection against cerebral emboli. There is still a scientific debate about the usefulness of such distal protection devices. The following contribution reviews existing techniques and their clinical results and should allow for a critical discussion and selection of current techniques and materials.

Publication types

  • Comparative Study
  • English Abstract
  • Review

MeSH terms

  • Angioplasty, Balloon / instrumentation*
  • Balloon Occlusion / instrumentation*
  • Carotid Stenosis / therapy*
  • Equipment Design
  • Filtration / instrumentation*
  • Humans
  • Intracranial Embolism / etiology
  • Intracranial Embolism / prevention & control*
  • Randomized Controlled Trials as Topic
  • Stents*