Carotid Revascularization Endarterectomy vs. Stenting Trial (CREST)
Description of Research
The purpose of this study is to compare the results of treating blockages in carotid arteries with either surgery (carotid endarterectomy) OR a non-surgical technique using the carotid stent system with or without the embolic protection device.
Age 18 or older
Asymptomatic patient with compatible history and findings on physical and neurological exam
Discrete lesion located in the internal carotid artery
Additional screening criteria