Randomized clinical trial of open-cell vs. closed-cell stents for carotid stenting and effects of stent design on cerebral embolization. J Vasc Surg 2011; 54: 1310-1316.

Published: 5th March 2012

Authors: Timaran CH, Rosero EB, Higuera A, Ilarraza A, Modrall JG, Clagett PG et al.

Conclusion

This trial included 40 procedures. The rate of perioperative cerebral embolization was monitored using transcranial Doppler and postoperative MRI. There were no differences in the rates of embolization on either assessment between open or covered stents. One patient in the series had a minor perioperative stroke.

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