Angioplasty and stenting for stroke prevention: Good questions that need answers

Seemant Chaturvedi, Richard Fessler

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Extracranial and intracranial angioplasty and stenting of the cerebral vessels are being performed more frequently. One clinical trial demonstrated equivalent outcomes between extracranial carotid angioplasty and carotid endarterectomy, but the results in both groups were suboptimal. Concerns remain about the iatrogenic stroke rate after angioplasty, especially for asymptomatic patients. Angioplasty, with or without stent placement, also offers a potential new therapeutic approach for patients with intracranial stenosis and vertebrobasilar lesions, although these procedures have been performed in uncontrolled fashion.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)664-668
Number of pages5
Issue number5
StatePublished - Sep 10 2002
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Clinical Neurology


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