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Angioplasty and Stenting of the Carotid and Supra-Aortic Trunks
edited by
Michel Henry

Angioplasty and Stenting of the Carotid and Supra-Aortic Trunks:

  • Explores CAS as a viable alternative to surgery for treating carotid stenosis
  • Supplies guidance on techniques and tips and tricks that ensure a good result
  • Discusses cases where CAS is contraindicated and patients would be better served by surgery
  • Includes contributions and expert advice from pioneers in the field
  • Provides a thorough review of clinical results and how they can be applied
Although carotid endarectomy (CEA) has long been considered the gold standard technique, recent studies report that short- and long-term results with carotid angioplasty and stenting(CAS) are comparable to those with CEA in a significant number of cases.

Covering clinical assessment, techniques and devices, medical treatment, and more, Angioplasty and Stenting of the Carotid and Supra-Aortic Trunks reviews the state of the art in CAS.

Angioplasty and Stenting of the Carotid and Supra-Aortic Trunks summarizes current, relevant knowledge about endovascular interventional therapy for carotid disease.

Angioplasty and Stenting of the Carotid and Supra-Aortic Trunks presents a broad overview of approaches and techniques, a discussion of protection devices and potential pitfalls, and coverage of methods to reduce potential complications, select and enlarge indications, and improve short- and long-term results.

Angioplasty and Stenting of the Carotid and Supra-Aortic Trunks supplies the cutting-edge information you need to determine when it is appropriate to use CAS.


  1. Carotid artery stenosis: natural history, histopathology
    1. Epidemiology and pathophysiology of carotid artery disease
    2. Histopathology of carotid stenosis: correlation between the types of palque and the risks of neurological complications

  2. Supra-aortic arteries: anatomy, radiological anatomy
    1. Anatomy and pathophysiology of supra-aortic vessels
    2. Angiographic anatomy of the craniocervical arterial system
    3. What you really need to know about the intracerebral circulation: the importance of collateral circulation assessment

  3. Imaging techniques
    1. Geometric effects of carotid stents
    2. Imaging of the carotid arteries
    3. Value of magnetic resonance imaging and computed tomographic brain scans for carotid angioplasty and stenting
    4. Doppler ultrasound and carotid angioplasty: carotid ultrasonography and transcranial Doppler
    5. The value of transcranial Doppler ultrasonography before, during and after surgery for carotid occlusive disease
    6. Transcranial Doppler monitoring for emboli during artery stenting
    7. Methods for the evaluation of carotid stenosis
    8. Ultrasonic carotid plaque characterization
    9. Plaque structure and clinical events: determining which lesions can be stented and the risk of emboli
    10. Importance of carotid plaque characterization before carotid angioplasty and stenting: The ICAROS Study
    11. Role of intravascular ultrasound in carotid angioplasty and stenting

  4. Clinical assessment
    1. Neorological and neuropsychological evaluation before and after carotid angioplasty and stenting
    2. Cardiac assessment in patients with carotid artery disease

  5. Carotid artery stenosis: surgery
    1. Is carotid surgery still the gold standard in carotid intervention?
    2. The benefits of carotid endarterectomy for symptomatic and asymptomatic patients as proven in prospective randomized trials
    3. High-risk carotid endarterectomy patients: identifying an appropriate population for carotid angioplasty and stenting

  6. Clinical trials
    1. Carotid angioplasty and stenting: clinical experience and role of clinical trials
    2. Carotid angioplasty and stenting: current clinical trials and value of randomized trials
    3. CAVATAS: what have we learnt?
    4. A prospective registry of carotid angioplasty and stenting

  7. Indications for carotid angioplasty and stenting
    1. Candidates for carotid revascularization
    2. Indications and contraindications for carotid stenting
    3. Asymptomatic carotid artery stenosis
    4. Identification of patients at risk for periprocedural neurological deficits associated with carotid angioplasty and stenting
    5. Interventional treatment of carotid artery dissection
    6. Management of concomittant coronary and carotid disease
    7. In-stent restenosis after carotid angioplasty and stenting: incidence and management
    8. Angioplasty and stenting in non-acute occlusions of the internal carotid artery
    9. Extracranial carotid aneurysm: interventional treatment
    10. Carotid stenting for stroke complicating carotid endarterectomy

  8. Technique devices
    1. Practical guide to current practice of carotid angioplasty
    2. Carotid acces techniques: an algorithmic approach
    3. Strategies of success for difficult-to-access carotid arteries
    4. Equipment required for carotid angioplasty and stenting: tips and tricks
    5. Carotid angioplasty and stenting under cerebral protection
    6. Different cerebral protection devices
    7. Various in vitro models for the analysis of cerebral protection devices
    8. Dark side of distal protection devices
    9. Cerebral protection: can only the poststenting dilatation phase be protected?
    10. Defining and minimizing the risk of complications during carotid artery interventions
    11. Avoidance and management of complications in cervical carotid revascularization
    12. Optimizing the outcome of carotid stenting: which stent, technique and drug?
    13. Carotid angioplasty and tenting: indications for covered stents
    14. Carotid stents: an engineering viewpoint

  9. Medical treatment
    1. Prevention of ischaemic stroke
    2. Carotid artery disease in India
    3. Carotid stenosis: medical treatment
    4. Risk factors modification and stroke prevention

  10. Clinical results
    1. Immediate and late clinical outcomes of carotid angioplasty and stenting in patients with symptomatic and asymptomatic carotid artery stenosis: a five-year prospective analysis
    2. In search of the perfect carotid stent: long-term follow-up comparing balloon-mounted and self-expanding stents
    3. Cervical carotid artery stent placement: review of current status and trends
    4. Carotid angioplasty under cerebral protection with the PercuSurge GuardWire device
    5. Angioplasty and stenting of carotid and supra-aortic trunks using the NeoroShield filter: description and first results
    6. The AngioGuard XP emboli capture guidewire system
    7. The use of the Spider embolic protection device in the endovascular treatment of carotid artery stenosis
    8. Carotid angioplasty and stenting with the MSD filter
    9. Trap filter: description and clinical results
    10. Parodi antiembolization system: description and first results
    11. Carotid angioplasty and stenting with cerebral protection
    12. Updated review of the global carotid artery stent registry
    13. Carotid angioplasty and stenting: the EUROCAST registry

  11. Complications: intracranial endovascular therapy
    1. Management of neurological complications from carotid artery stent placement
    2. Endovascular therapy for acute stroke
    3. Stent-assisted revascularization for the treatment of intracranial atherosclerotic disease
    4. Elective endovascular revascularization of the intracranial cerebral arteries
    5. Intracranial stents
    6. The stroke unit

  12. Other supra-aortic occlusive arterial diseases: endovascular treatment
    1. Intracranial stenting for cerebrovascular pathology
    2. Percutaneous transluminal angioplasty of the subclavian arteries
    3. Percutaneous transluminal angioplasty and stenting of extracranial vertebral artery stenosis
    4. Inflammatory arteritis in supra-aortic vessels: endovascular treatment

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Angioplasty and Stenting of the
Carotid and Supra-Aortic Trunks

edited by Michel Henry

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