Seminars in Interventional Radiology vol:24 pages:226-233
Carotid angioplasty and stenting (CAS) is an evolving technique in the treatment of patients with carotid occlusive disease. However, technical and clinical outcome are closely related to the knowledge and experience of the interventionalist and procedural mistakes often lead to serious, neurological complications of stroke. This article discusses the pre-interventional work-up of a patient selected for CAS, the different steps of a CAS-procedure, the potential complications, how to avoid them and once occurred, how to intervene. Finally a short overview of the follow-up will be given.