Analysis of emboli during carotid stenting with distal protection device
Angioplasty, Balloon, Coronary
Ultrasonography, Doppler, Transcranial
Microembolization frequently occurs during stenting even with deployment of the distal protection device. More solid emboli are seen during manipulations associated with lesion crossing. Although novel TCD methods yield a high frequency of embolic signals, further validation of this technique to determine the true nature, size, and number of emboli is needed.