Is carotid stenting as effective as endarterectomy after stroke?

 Symptomatic carotid stenosis: is stenting as safe and effective as carotid endarterectomy?

Calvet D, Mas JL; Carotid Stenosis Trialists Collaboration.
Curr Opin Neurol 2017; 30:22-27

Abstract

PURPOSE OF REVIEW:

Reviewing current evidence on carotid artery stenting (CAS) compared with carotid endarterectomy (CEA) in the prevention of ipsilateral stroke in patients with a symptomatic carotid stenosis.

RECENT FINDINGS:

Randomized clinical trials and registries have consistently shown that CAS is associated with a higher risk of procedural stroke or death and a lower risk of procedural myocardial infarction and local complications compared with CEA. Both procedures are equally effective to prevent late recurrent ipsilateral stroke and are associated with similar low risk of restenosis.Individual patient data analyses of the Carotid Stenosis Trialists’ Collaboration recently showed that CAS is as safe and as effective in patients younger than 70.

SUMMARY:

Although CEA remains the standard treatment in patients with recently symptomatic carotid stenosis, CAS is a safe and effective alternative option in patients younger than 70 and can be also considered when a contraindication to CEA exists.

This reference now included in the neurochecklist:

Ischaemic stroke: carotid artery stenting (CAS)

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By BruceBlaus. When using this image in external sources it can be cited as:Blausen.com staff. "Blausen gallery 2014". Wikiversity Journal of Medicine. DOI:10.15347/wjm/2014.010. ISSN 20018762. - Own work, CC BY 3.0, Link
By BruceBlaus. When using this image in external sources it can be cited as:Blausen.com staff. “Blausen gallery 2014“. Wikiversity Journal of Medicine. DOI:10.15347/wjm/2014.010. ISSN 20018762. – Own work, CC BY 3.0, Link
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