In the management of vascular disease, there has been an
inexorable drive towards less invasive endovascular treatment
options. Endovascular treatment of carotid stenosis for stroke is
no exception. Several sizeable multicentre trials are running
concurrently, which are comparing carotid endarterectomy (CEA),
the "gold standard," with the less invasive alternative, carotid
stenting (CAS) for low-risk patients with symptomatic carotid... more...