chapter  17
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Is Any Stent Suitable for Any Lesion?

ByAlberto Cremonesi, Giancarlo Biamino, Raffaella Manetti, Guido Balestra, Fausto Castriota

Carotid angioplasty and stenting (CAS) is becoming more widely performed for the treatment of severe carotid obstructive disease, and is now widely accepted as a less invasive technique that provides an attractive alternative for many patients, particularly those with significant comorbidities. 1-8

Nevertheless, no data are actually available about the correct use of specific devices. Each stent and protection device has its own technical features: after the experience we have been collecting in carotid stenting since 1997 (to date more than 1500 procedures), our group strongly believes that the different devices should be used following predefined logical indications rather than be chosen by chance.