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
Prospective, randomized, multicenter study of 219 patients.
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.|