CardioVascular and Interventional Radiology

, Volume 29, Issue 4, pp 519–521

Dual Antiplatelet Regime Versus Acetyl-acetic Acid for Carotid Artery Stenting

  • Ilias Dalainas
  • Giovanni Nano
  • Paolo Bianchi
  • Silvia Stegher
  • Giovanni Malacrida
  • Domenico G. Tealdi
Article

DOI: 10.1007/s00270-005-5288-y

Cite this article as:
Dalainas, I., Nano, G., Bianchi, P. et al. Cardiovasc Intervent Radiol (2006) 29: 519. doi:10.1007/s00270-005-5288-y

Abstract

Carotid artery stenting has been proposed as an option treatment of carotid artery stenosis. The aim of this single-institution study is to compare the dual-antiplatelet treatment and heparin combined with acetyl-acetic acid, in patients who underwent carotid artery stenting. We compared 2 groups of 50 patents each who underwent carotid artery stenting for primary atherosclerotic disease. Group A received heparin for 24 h combined with 325 mg acetyl-acetic acid and group B received 250 mg ticlopidine twice a day combined with 325 mg acetyl-acetic acid. Outcome measurements included 30-day bleeding and neurological complications and 30-day thrombosis/occlusion rates. The neurological complications were 16% in group A and 2% in group B (p < 0.05). Bleeding complications occurred in 4% in group A and 2% in group B (p > 0.05). The 30-day thrombosis/occlusion rate was 2% in group A and 0% in group B (p > 0.05). Dual antiplatelet treatment is recommended in all patients undergoing carotid artery stenting.

Keywords

Carotid disease Carotid stenting Antiplatelet agents 

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© Springer Science+Business Media, Inc. 2006

Authors and Affiliations

  • Ilias Dalainas
    • 1
    • 2
  • Giovanni Nano
    • 1
  • Paolo Bianchi
    • 1
  • Silvia Stegher
    • 1
  • Giovanni Malacrida
    • 1
  • Domenico G. Tealdi
    • 1
  1. 1.Istituto Policlinico San Donato, 1st Unit of Vascular SurgeryUniversity of MilanItaly
  2. 2.Ilias DalainasSan DonatoItaly

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