Carotid stent supported angioplasty is an approved procedure being offered as an alternative to carotid artery surgery for narrowed carotid arteries (the blood vessels that carry blood to the brain). This study will allow Cordis to collect information about the stent and distal protection and the patients who are treated with it.
High risk surgical patients with a qualifying narrowing of the carotid arteries are eligible.
Patients will undergo a physical examination, ultrasound of the neck, blood tests, and be asked to complete a questionnaire. Patients will then undergo angioplasty and stenting of their carotid arteries. After hospital discharge, patients will be asked to return to the clinic for one follow-up visit.
Patients will be in the study for approximately 30 days.
Please contact Tiffany Whitaker, R.N.,MA,CCRP at (217) 545-2531 or email:firstname.lastname@example.org
Kim Hodgson, MD