Ballooning-induced bradycardia during carotid stenting in primary stenosis and restenosis

Giovanni Nano, Ilias Dalainas, Paolo Bianchi, Silvia Stegher, Luciano Bet, Giovanni Malacrida, Domenico G. Tealdi

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Introduction: We compared the incidence of intraprocedural bradycardia and hypotension during carotid artery stenting in patients with primary carotid artery stenosis and those with prior ipsilateral carotid endarterectomy. Methods: A total of 213 carotid stenting procedures were performed in our institution in a 4-year period. The mean degree of stenosis was 78% (range 60-99%). Of these 213 procedures, 43 were performed for carotid restenosis, 9 after stenting and 34 after endarterectomy, and 170 for primary stenosis. Atropine was selectively administrated if patients suffered bradycardia (a decrease in heart rate to

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)533-536
Number of pages4
Issue number8
Publication statusPublished - Aug 2006


  • Atropine
  • Bradycardia
  • Carotid artery stenting
  • Hypotension

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging
  • Clinical Neurology
  • Radiological and Ultrasound Technology


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