Stenting for carotid artery stenosis: festina lente . . . hasten slowly

Christopher F Bladin, on behalf of the Carotid Stenting Guidelines Committee (Australia and New Zealand)
Med J Aust 2010; 193 (8): . || doi: 10.5694/j.1326-5377.2010.tb03995.x
Published online: 18 October 2010

Carotid artery stenting has a place in managing symptomatic stenosis, but only sometimes

Carotid stenosis remains one of the most readily treatable causes of ischaemic stroke. Its treatment has undergone many changes in recent years, with the advent of endovascular techniques seeming to offer great promise of a much less invasive procedure.

  • Christopher F Bladin
  • on behalf of the Carotid Stenting Guidelines Committee (Australia and New Zealand)

  • Department of Neurosciences, Box Hill Hospital (Monash University), Melbourne, VIC.

Competing interests:

Christopher Bladin has received payment from Pfizer for reviewing applications for grants and from Sanofi-Aventis to cover travel and accommodation expenses to attend a medical conference.


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