Carotid artery stenting may be performed safely in patients with radiation therapy-associated carotid stenosis without increased restenosis or target lesion revascularization Academic Article uri icon

Overview

MeSH Major

  • Angioplasty
  • Carotid Stenosis
  • Radiation Injuries
  • Stents

abstract

  • In contrast to earlier studies, this analysis reveals that there are significant differences in XRT and non-XRT patients undergoing CAS in terms of medical comorbidities and embolic material captured in embolic protection filters. The decreased incidence of atherosclerotic risk factors was observed in XRT patients probably because XRT was the primary factor responsible for carotid stenosis. Despite increased embolic particle size, CAS can be performed safely with no increased morbidity, TLR, or restenosis in XRT patients.

publication date

  • January 2015

Research

keywords

  • Academic Article

Identity

Language

  • eng

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1016/j.jvs.2015.04.390

PubMed ID

  • 26304480

Additional Document Info

start page

  • 624

end page

  • 30

volume

  • 62

number

  • 3