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Neurotherapeutics. 2011 Jul;8(3):503-14. doi: 10.1007/s13311-011-0052-2.

Stroke prevention-surgical and interventional approaches to carotid stenosis.

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Comprehensive Stroke Program, Department of Neurology, Wayne State University School of Medicine, 8C-UHC, 4201 St. Antoine, Detroit, MI 48201, USA. krajaman@med.wayne.edu

Abstract

Extracranial carotidartery stenosis is an important cause of stroke that often needs treatment with carotid revascularization. To prevent stroke recurrence, carotid endarterectomy has been well-established for many years in treating symptomatic high- and moderate-grade stenosis. Carotid stenting is an appealing, less invasive alternative to carotid endarterectomy, and several recent trials have compared the efficacy of the 2 procedures in patients with carotid stenosis. Carotid artery stenting has emerged as an important mode of therapy for high-risk patients with symtomatic high-grade stenosis. This review focuses on the current data available that will enable the clinician to decide optimal treatment strategies for patients with carotid stenosis.

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10.1007/s13311-011-0052-2
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