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Carotid artery stenting versus carotid endarterectomy
  1. Michael G Nanna1,
  2. Paulina Gomes2,
  3. Roland F Njoh3,
  4. Charisse Ward2,
  5. Robert R Attaran2,
  6. Carlos Mena2
  1. 1Department of Internal Medicine, Yale-New Haven Hospital, New Haven, Connecticut, USA
  2. 2Section of Cardiovascular Medicine, Department of Internal Medicine, Yale University School of Medicine, New Haven, Connecticut, USA
  3. 3Section of Cardiovascular Medicine, Department of Internal Medicine, Cooper University Hospital—Cooper Medical School of Rowan University, Camden, New Jersey, USA
  1. Correspondence to Dr Michael G Nanna, Department of Internal Medicine, Yale-New Haven Hospital, East Pavilion 5th floor, 20 York St, New Haven, CT 06510, USA; Michael.nanna{at}yale.edu

Abstract

Stroke remains a significant contributor to morbidity and mortality in developed countries. Carotid artery stenosis is a major cause of stroke. Advances in medical therapy, surgical technique and endovascular maturation has resulted in options for the treatment of carotid stenosis. Here, we present a review of carotid artery stenting and carotid endarterectomy as it applies to trials comparing and contrasting the two treatment options. We also explore the intricacies surrounding reimbursement of these treatment strategies in the USA.

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