Carotid artery angioplasty and stenting: Introduction of a new technique into an established vascular surgery center

Turki B. Albacker, Thamer A. Nouh, Saleh I. Alabbad, Marc M. Corriveau, Kent S. MacKenzie, Daniel I. Obrand, Oren K. Steinmetz, Cherrie Abraham

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Background: The aim of this study was to review our initial experience with the introduction of carotid artery angioplasty and stenting as a treatment for carotid stenosis in high-risk patients and compare clinical outcomes to carotid endarterectomy patients treated over the same time period at our center. Methods: A total of 265 carotid revascularization procedures (45 carotid artery angioplasty and stenting and 220 carotid endarterectomy) were performed over 3 years period. In the carotid artery angioplasty and stenting group, 93% were at high risk according to the current reporting standards. Death, neurological events, and restenosis rates were compared at 30 days and at most recent follow-up. Results: Mean follow-up for all patients was 18 months (range 0-48 months). Carotid artery angioplasty and stenting group had higher cardiac risk than carotid endarterectomy group (13% vs 2%, P

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)144-149
Number of pages6
JournalVascular and Endovascular Surgery
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - Apr 2009
Externally publishedYes



  • Carotid artery stenting
  • Carotid endarterectomy
  • High risk
  • Restenosis
  • Stroke

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine
  • Surgery

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