The risk of embolization during carotid artery stenting (CAS) has been the foremost reason for the cautious acceptance of this percutaneous alternative to carotid endarterectomy. To address this issue, numerous embolic protection devices are being evaluated as an adjunct to CAS for neuroprotection. Among the 3 main categories of these devices, distal filters, which trap embolic debris while maintaining distal cerebral perfusion, have attracted the most corporate interest. This review focuses on the emerging field of embolic protection filters for use in CAS.
View details for DOI 10.1177/152660280301000603
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