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Vol 13, No 2 (2011)
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Complications of a carotid internal artery angioplasty with the implantation of a stent in the clinically-important stenosis. Medical literature overview

Jerzy Paździora, Dariusz Mościcki, Wacław Kuczmik
Chirurgia Polska 2011;13(2):124-131.

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Vol 13, No 2 (2011)
Published online: 2012-04-27

Abstract

Brain stroke is still one of the main causes of human death and physiological disability nowadays. One of the main causes of ischemic brain stroke is carotid artery constriction. At present, although modern prophylaxis of brain stroke consists of pharmacological treatment, the primary surgical techniques used are surgical endarterectomy of the internal carotid artery or tension balloon angioplasty with the mounting of a stent. Most modern medical research points to the fact that both of these surgical interventions are of the equal value according to their effectiveness and profile of any complications. This is why the most modern treatment standards presented by the medical scientific organizations more and more frequently promote both of these methods with the same strength, according to anatomical differences, the patient’s age and the experience of the surgical team.

Abstract

Brain stroke is still one of the main causes of human death and physiological disability nowadays. One of the main causes of ischemic brain stroke is carotid artery constriction. At present, although modern prophylaxis of brain stroke consists of pharmacological treatment, the primary surgical techniques used are surgical endarterectomy of the internal carotid artery or tension balloon angioplasty with the mounting of a stent. Most modern medical research points to the fact that both of these surgical interventions are of the equal value according to their effectiveness and profile of any complications. This is why the most modern treatment standards presented by the medical scientific organizations more and more frequently promote both of these methods with the same strength, according to anatomical differences, the patient’s age and the experience of the surgical team.
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Keywords

internal carotid artery; stenosis; stent; angioplasty; brain stroke; complications

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Title

Complications of a carotid internal artery angioplasty with the implantation of a stent in the clinically-important stenosis. Medical literature overview

Journal

Chirurgia Polska (Polish Surgery)

Issue

Vol 13, No 2 (2011)

Pages

124-131

Published online

2012-04-27

Bibliographic record

Chirurgia Polska 2011;13(2):124-131.

Keywords

internal carotid artery
stenosis
stent
angioplasty
brain stroke
complications

Authors

Jerzy Paździora
Dariusz Mościcki
Wacław Kuczmik

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