CME/CE: Study: Avoid Post-Stent Ballooning

Publication Date:
Wed, 07/01/2015
By: Alere Staff

SPONSORED BY

MedPage Today

 

ACTIVE DATE

June 4, 2015 – June 4, 2017

 

CREDIT

Physicians: 0.25 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s) ™

 

DESCRIPTION

Adding post-stent balloon angioplasty (post-SB) to pre-stent ballooning (pre-SB) in carotid artery stenting (CAS) more than doubles the risk of hemodynamic depression and periprocedural stroke and death. Increased risk seems due to fracturing of atheromatous plaque causing distal embolization.

 

LINK

http://www.medpagetoday.com/Cardiology/Strokes/51944