Carotid and Vertebral Artery Intervention

Part of the Medical Radiology book series (MEDRAD)


Stroke is the third most common cause of death worldwide. Current treatments for significant carotid artery stenotic disease include carotid endarterectomy and carotid artery stenting. We present a synopsis of the current evidence available comparing these two treatments in addition to indications, technical aspects and post-procedural care for patients undergoing carotid artery stenting. Similarly we present the indications, technical aspects and post-procedural details for vertebral artery intervention.


Carotid Artery Stenting Protection Device Carotid Artery Disease North American Symptomatic Carotid Endarterectomy Trial Ipsilateral Stroke 
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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Sheffield Vascular Institute, Northern General HospitalSheffieldUK

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