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How Long Do Carotid Stents Generally Last
Steps of CAS: 1. Conscious sedation 2. Puncture radial or femoral artery 3. Placement of catheter into common carotid artery with angiogram 4. Placement of distal protection device or flow reversal device 5. Pre-dilatation of the stenosis with a small balloon 6. Stent placement 7. Post stent balloon angioplasty 8. Repeat common carotid angiogram 9. Removal of distal protection device or flow reversal. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Usually 70%: How did you find out that your artery is 60% occluded. Usually guidelines state that you do not need a stent placed until you are having symptoms (lightheadedness/dizziness, vision loss, etc) and it is 70% occluded. Depending on your situation, however, your primary doctor or cardiologist may have a different discussion with you. It is best to also get their opinion. Best wishes. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Carotid intervention: CEA has lower stroke risk than stent, stent has lower risk of MI and cranial nerve injury. Each suitable at times. Best to go to provider that can do either. CEA generally better for standard risk patients, stent generally best if patient has had neck radiation, tracheostomy, or prior CEA. Can get biased view if provider can only do one or the other. Go to someone that can advise on risk/benefit. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Yes but not standard: Yes, but it is not standard practice as it may be possible for one's blood pressure to either be too high or too low after carotid stenting. It is standard practice to monitor patients overnight. There is a baroreceptor at the location of the carotid stent which is thought to play a role in the occasional unpredictable blood pressure changes post-stenting. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Potentially yes....: Carotid stenting is associated with a 4%-8% stroke risk (higher than endarterectomy), 1%-2% potential risk for a heart attack (lower than endarterectomy), and femoral artery access complications such as bleeding (unique to carotid stenting). In the properly selected patient (suitable anatomy) with active heart disease, previous surgery or neck radiation, carotid stenting is a great procedure. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
See below.: Patients with calcified arteries or plaque in the arteries in their chest - risk of it breaking off and causing a stroke. This includes many older patients >80 years. Patients with tortuous or twisted arteries - can't get the stent up to the carotid. Some argue that low surgical risk asymptomatic patients should get surgery or nothing due to the higher stroke risk in several studies with stents. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Carotid stenting: read this for some information: http://www.vascularweb.org/vascularhealth/pages/carotid-stenting.aspxGet a more detailed answer ›
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