Background: In the past, carotid endarterectomy (CEA) was the only modality for invasive intervention in cases of carotid stenosis. Due to improvements in endovascular techniques (stenting), there is a growing debate regarding the preferred procedure for carotid intervention. Objectives: To compare the 30 day complication rate after CEA and carotid angioplasty and stenting (CAS) in a tertiary medical center in Israel between the years 2008 and 2010. Methods: We reviewed the medical charts of all the patients who underwent either CEA or CAS of the internal carotid artery due to symptomatic and asymptomatic stenosis during the period 2008-2010 (total of 128 patients). Results: There was no difference between the groups in the rate of severe complications in the peri-procedural period. Mild complications were non-significantly more common in the CEA group (17%) compared to the CAS group (7.1%). Conclusions: There was no significant difference in the mild and severe complications rate between CEA and CAS in the peri-procedural period.
|Number of pages||4|
|Journal||Israel Medical Association Journal|
|State||Published - Oct 2011|
- Carotid angioplasty and stenting
- Carotid endarterectomy