Carotid Artery Stenting Beneficial for Acute Stroke

Carotid artery stenting (CAS) appears to be feasible, safe, and useful in patients with acute atherosclerotic extracranial internal carotid artery occlusions with severe stroke symptoms when used within the first 6 hours of symptom onset. In a small study, 95% of patients achieved successful revascularization with acute CAS. At 90 days, the mortality rate was 13.6%. Abstract: Journal of the American College of Cardiology, November 29,...