Carotid Artery Interventions: Thromboembolic Protection

  • Salvatore CasseseEmail author
  • Sebastian Kufner
  • Massimiliano Fusaro


The percutaneous treatment of carotid artery disease is associated with a not negligible risk of cerebral embolization even in cases performed in high-volume centers by trained operators. The use of cerebral protection is advocated to reduce the burden of thromboembolism associated with carotid artery interventions. Here we describe the main technical features and the available clinical data of embolic protection devices and new stents with anti-embolic designs for carotid artery interventions.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Salvatore Cassese
    • 1
    Email author
  • Sebastian Kufner
    • 1
  • Massimiliano Fusaro
    • 1
  1. 1.Deutsches Herzzentrum München, Technische Universität MünchenMunichGermany

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