Juraj Maďarič, Petr Vařejka, David Ručka
The aim of treating carotid artery stenosis is prevention of ischemic stroke. For decades, the standard treatment of hemodynamically significant symptomatic, as well as asymptomatic, carotid stenosis is carotid endarterectomy (CEA). Carotid artery stenting (CAS) has been a less invasive alternative to CEA for the recent approximately 15 years. However, opinions and data about the safety of CAS differ. This paper describes current information about the position of CAS in treatment of patients with carotid artery stenosis. It also describes the technological options of the above-mentioned therapeutic method.