Published in Medical Devices and Surgical Technology Week, January 1st, 2006
In a recent study, a group of surgeons in the United States sought to determine "the feasibility of stenting and cerebral protection in patients with carotid bifurcation disease."
"Carotid stenting with self-expanding nitinol stents was evaluated in 261 patients (157 men; mean age 70.9±9.7 years, range 41-90) treated at 33 clinical sites," explained K. Ouriel and coauthors working at the Cleveland Clinic Foundation. "Among these patients, 141 (54.3%) were symptomatic, and 71 (27.2%) had...
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