Carotid artery stenting versus carotid endarterectomy.

Journal Article (Journal Article;Review)

Stroke remains a significant contributor to morbidity and mortality in developed countries. Carotid artery stenosis is a major cause of stroke. Advances in medical therapy, surgical technique and endovascular maturation has resulted in options for the treatment of carotid stenosis. Here, we present a review of carotid artery stenting and carotid endarterectomy as it applies to trials comparing and contrasting the two treatment options. We also explore the intricacies surrounding reimbursement of these treatment strategies in the USA.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Nanna, MG; Gomes, P; Njoh, RF; Ward, C; Attaran, RR; Mena, C

Published Date

  • September 2016

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 92 / 1091

Start / End Page

  • 532 - 539

PubMed ID

  • 27317752

Electronic International Standard Serial Number (EISSN)

  • 1469-0756

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1136/postgradmedj-2015-133689


  • eng

Conference Location

  • England