Cerebral Protection Devices during Carotid Stenting

Amit R. Shah, Evan C. Lipsitz

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Carotid stenting has been a growing alternative to carotid endarterectomy for extracranial cerebrovascular disease. The risk of embolization during carotid angioplasty and stenting has led to the widespread adoption and use of cerebral protection devices. This chapter reviews the evidence for the use of various cerebral protection devices, the different types of devices currently available for use during carotid angioplasty and stenting, and their efficacy of emboli capture, including performance in different types of anatomy. Each of the three major types of embolic protection will be discussed, including distal filter protection, distal balloon occlusion, and proximal occlusion devices.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationHaimovici's Vascular Surgery
Subtitle of host publication6th Edition
Number of pages11
ISBN (Print)9781444330717
StatePublished - Oct 1 2012


  • Carotid stenting
  • Cerebral protection
  • Distal balloon-occlusion
  • Emboli
  • Embolic particles
  • Embolic protection
  • Filter-type protection
  • Flow-reversal
  • Proximal occlusion device
  • Stroke

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Medicine


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