International Carotid Stenting Study "ICSS (CAVATAS-2)"


Phase 3 Results

Eligibility Criteria

Inclusion Criteria

Patients older than 40 with symptomatic severe ( >= 70%), whose carotid stenoses are suitable for primary stenting and surgical endarterectomy, who are able to begin treatment as soon as possible after randomization, and who have no indication or contraindication to either treatment.

Exclusion Criteria

Patients who have had a major stroke with minimal recovery of function in the territory of the artery in question, who are unsuitable for stenting due to tortuous anatomy proximal or distal to the stenosis, the presence of a visible thrombus, proximal carotid artery stenotic disease, pseudoocclusion, high stenosis, or rigid neck, who are medically unfit for surgery, or who have a life expectancy < 2 years will be excluded from the study.