Published in Medical Devices and Surgical Technology Week, October 8th, 2006
"Carotid endarterectomy is the standard of care for most patients with severe extracranial carotid bifurcation disease. However, its safety and efficacy in patients with significant surgical risk are unclear. The ARCHeR (ACCULINK for Revascularization of Carotids in High-Risk patients) trial was performed to determine whether carotid artery stenting with embolic protection is a safe and effective alternative to endarterectomy in high-surgical-risk patients," scientists in the United States report.
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