What are the key factors in setting up a successful carotid stent program?

Peter A. Schneider, Michael B. Silva

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Abstract

Carotid stenting will drastically alter the management of carotid bifurcation stenosis. Key factors to include when initiating a carotid stent program are discussed. Questions addressed include the following: Who has clinical responsibility for patients with carotid disease? What is the rationale for a carotid stent program? How does one initiate a carotid stent program? How does one deal with endovascular realities? Training, patient selection, quality improvement, and proctoring are also reviewed.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)73-79; discussion 79-7981
JournalPerspectives in vascular surgery and endovascular therapy
Volume17
Issue number2
StatePublished - Jun 2005
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Surgery
  • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine

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