Carotid artery disease often does not cause symptoms and the first sign of the condition may be a stroke or transient ischemic attack.Load more
Carotid artery disease often does not cause symptoms and the first sign of the condition may be a stroke or transient ischemic attack.
Carotid artery stenosis causes up to 10% of all ischemic strokes. Carotid endarterectomy (CEA) was introduced as a treatment to reduce the incidence of stroke in the early 1950s. More recently, carotid artery stenting (CAS) has emerged as an alternative, minimally invasive process.
The choice of CEA or CAS is dependent on the individual patient. However, the use of CAS for revascularisation in high-risk patients has significantly increased in recent years.Load Less
The Asymptomatic Carotid Surgery Trial-2 (ACST-2): an ongoing randomised controlled trial comparing carotid endarterectomy with carotid artery stenting to prevent strokeBulbulia R, Halliday A. Health Technol Assess 2017;21:1-40.
Safety of Simultaneous Coronary Artery Bypass Grafting and Carotid Endarterectomy Versus Isolated Coronary Artery Bypass GraftingWeimar C, Bilbilis K, Rekowski J, et al. Stroke 2017;48:2769-75.
Long-term efficacy and safety of carotid artery stenting versus endarterectomy: A meta-analysis of randomized controlled trialsLi Y, Yang JJ, Shu SH, et al. PLoS One 2017;12:e0180804.