Carotid Artery Stenting and Angioplasty

What we are studying

This study is for patients whose doctor has determined that they should receive a procedure called carotid stent supported angioplasty. Angioplasty (a balloon catheter technique) is an effective method of opening the blood vessels in the neck, heart, and legs. A stent is a metallic device that behaves like a spring to keep the artery open. Carotid stent supported angioplasty is an approved procedure being offered as an alternative to carotid artery surgery for narrowed carotid arteries. This registry will allow the company that makes the carotid spent to collect information about the stent and distal protection and the patients who are treated with it.

Who we are studying

  • Men and Women
  • Races:
    • White
    • African American
    • Asian
    • American Indian or Alaska Native
    • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander
    • Other
  • All Ethnicities
  • Ages 18+

Eligibility Criteria

  • Patients whose doctor determined they should receive a procedure called carotid stent supported angioplasty

What is involved

  • Study activities will occur right before and during the stenting procedure
  • Study activities include: collecting data about the patient and procedure; stroke scale evaluations; blood sample; and questionnaires
  • 1 follow-up visit 30 days after the procedure

Compensation

None

Contact Information

Study Coordinator
Robert Paris
Email
rparis@wakehealth.edu
Phone
336-716-3296

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