State of the art in carotid artery stenting: trial data, technical aspects, and limitations

J Cardiovasc Transl Res. 2014 Jun;7(4):446-57. doi: 10.1007/s12265-014-9567-3. Epub 2014 Apr 26.


The volume of carotid artery stenting (CAS) safety and efficacy data has grown exponentially over the last decade. Recent comparative data with carotid endarterectomy, the utility of embolic protection devices, peri-procedural medications, basic technical aspects of CAS, developments in carotid stent design, potential complications of CAS, and complication risk factors are discussed in this review.

Publication types

  • Review

MeSH terms

  • Angioplasty / adverse effects
  • Angioplasty / instrumentation*
  • Carotid Stenosis / complications
  • Carotid Stenosis / diagnosis
  • Carotid Stenosis / therapy*
  • Clinical Trials as Topic
  • Embolic Protection Devices
  • Humans
  • Patient Selection
  • Risk Assessment
  • Risk Factors
  • Stents*
  • Stroke / etiology
  • Stroke / prevention & control
  • Treatment Outcome