CME/CE: Study: Avoid Post-Stent Ballooning
By: Alere Staff
June 4, 2015 – June 4, 2017
Physicians: 0.25 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s) ™
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.