Carotid Artery Stenting vs. Carotid Endarterectomy


Phase N/A Results

Trial Description

To determine whether carotid stenting is equivalent to carotid endarterectomy (CEA) in patients with symptomatic carotid artery stenosis (CAS).


  • Endarterectomy, carotid (CEA)Procedure/Surgery
    Intervention Desc: Surgical therapy to remove atherosclerotic plaque in narrowed carotid arteries.
  • Stent, carotid Procedure/Surgery
    Intervention Desc: Intravascular procedure to maintain carotid artery patency

Trial Design

Prospective, randomized, multicenter study of 219 patients.

Patient Involvement

Patients were randomized to receive CEA or carotid stenting. Those in the stent group were treated with the WALLSTENT endoprosthesis, aspirin (325 mg bid) and ticlopidine (250 mg bid) for 4 weeks.


Type Measure Time Frame Safety Issue
Primary Ipsilateral stroke, procedure-related death, or vascular death within 1 year.