© 2009

Practical Carotid Artery Stenting

  • Sumaira Macdonald
  • Gerry Stansby


  • Illustrated guide to variations in carotid anatomy and relevance to patient selection

  • Practical guide to selection of material, thus optimising outcomes by avoidance of use of inappropriate material

  • Guide to imaging during CAS, thus avoiding errors which may occur through inadequate visualization of anatomy

  • Guide to post procedural care including the management of complications


Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiv
  2. Jörg Ederle, Martin M. Brown
    Pages 1-8
  3. Peter Humphrey
    Pages 9-15
  4. Gerard Stansby, Sumaira Macdonald
    Pages 31-39
  5. Jos C van den Berg
    Pages 41-62
  6. Ridwan Lynn, Alex Abou-Chebl
    Pages 63-74
  7. Robin Williams, Sumaira Macdonald
    Pages 75-80
  8. M. Bosiers, K. Deloose, P. Peeters
    Pages 81-92
  9. D. R. Turner, S. M. Thomas
    Pages 93-109
  10. Peter A. Schneider
    Pages 117-131
  11. Robert Fathi
    Pages 133-142
  12. Alberto Cremonesi, Giancarlo Biamino, Armando Liso, Shane Gieowarsingh, Fausto Castriota
    Pages 143-158
  13. Sumaira Macdonald
    Pages 159-166
  14. Claudio Schönholz, Renan Uflacker, Juan C. Parodi
    Pages 167-177
  15. Brajesh K. Lal, Babak Abai, Robert W. Hobson II
    Pages 179-188
  16. David Beckett, Peter A. Gaines
    Pages 189-199
  17. Back Matter
    Pages 201-208

About this book


Carotid Artery Stenting: A Practical Guide offers beginners a contemporary practical handbook.

As the popularity of Carotid Artery Stenting (CAS) grows, so too does the demand in knowledge and guidance for this technically challenging and high risk procedure.

The book aids optimal outcomes during early experiences with CAS by helping to avoid many common pitfalls. The text runs through common themes of CAS such as carotid anatomy variations, material selection, imaging during CAS, pharamacological support regimes and post procedural care serving to minimise the potential risk of error and further complications.

This is an essential handbook for physicians of all backgrounds, particularly Vascular Radiologists, Neurointerventionists, Vascular Surgeons, Interventional Cardiologists, and Neurologists/Stroke Physicians.

This book is written by a number of authors from around the globe, and edited by Gerry Stansby and Sumaira Macdonald, two experts in the field of vascular radiology and surgery. Sumaira Macdonald is also responsible for the carotid artery stenting program in Newcastle making this book a reliable source of information and guidance in the domain of CAS.


Stent anatomy diagnosis hemodynamics neuroanatomy outcome stroke vascular disease

Editors and affiliations

  • Sumaira Macdonald
    • 1
  • Gerry Stansby
    • 1
  1. 1.The Northern Vascular UnitNewcastle Upon TyneUK

About the editors

Gerard P Stansby, BA, MBBChir, MA, FRCS, MChir, is a Professor of Vascular Surgery, Freeman Hospital and University of Newcastle upon Tyne, UK. He is an experienced editor of several books and journals and has published books on surgery and venous diseases (Goldberg & Stansby, Surgical Talk; Surgery for Finals, World Scientific Book Publishing, 1999 ISBN 1-86094-077-3 "2nd edition 2005; Belcaro, Nicolaides, & Stansby, The Venous Clinic, Imperial College Press.1997, ISBN 1-86094-051-X; Labropoulos & Stansby, Venous and Lymphatic Diseases, Marcel Dekker ltd. 2006, ISBN 0824729234). He is a consultant vascular surgeon, experienced in carotid surgery and patient selection. He has published research on carotid surgery and is the author of the Royal College of Surgeons STEP course section on carotid disease.

Sumaira Macdonald, MBChB, MRCP, FRCR, PhD, is a Consultant Vascular Radiologist & Honorary Clinical Senior Lecturer, The Freeman Hospital, Newcastle upon Tyne, UK, who has been responsible for setting up the carotid stenting program in Newcastle. She is also involved with several trials of carotid stenting, and regularly proctors and teaches the technique nationally and internationally.

Bibliographic information

Industry Sectors
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Surgery & Anesthesiology


From the reviews:

"This comprehensive overview of the field of carotid stenting includes everything from patient selection … to tips and techniques, adjunctive medical treatment, and the management of complications. … the details provided on techniques and types of catheters, wires, and stents are extremely useful to those starting out. … This book is useful for students as well as practitioners, including vascular surgeons, interventional radiologists, interventional cardiologists, and neurosurgeon. … I highly recommend this book to trainees in the field of carotid stenting." (Audrey Rosinberg, Doody’s Review Service, October, 2009)