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Background- Carotid endarterectomy is superior to medical management for the prevention of stroke in patients with carotid and vertebral artery stenosis, but stenting with the use of emboli-protection devices is less invasive. We report our results with carotid artery stenting in five patients.
Methods- Stenting was done in five symptomatic male patients (mean age = 66.8 years), 20% and 40% of whom were diabetic and hypertensive, respectively, and 60% had coronary artery involvement. Indications for stenting were prior stroke in one, vertigo in one and transient ischemic attack in three patients.
Results- Stenting with self-expandable stents was technically successful in all the cases. No stroke, restenosis or death occurred.
Conclusion- Stenting cerebral arteries are feasible with a high degree of technical success.