The effect of carotid artery stenting on capillary transit time heterogeneity in patients with carotid artery stenosis

Arsava E. M., Hansen M. B., KAPLAN B., PEKER A., GÖÇMEN R., ARAT A., ...More

EUROPEAN STROKE JOURNAL, vol.3, no.3, pp.263-271, 2018 (ESCI) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 3 Issue: 3
  • Publication Date: 2018
  • Doi Number: 10.1177/2396987318772686
  • Journal Indexes: Emerging Sources Citation Index (ESCI), Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.263-271
  • Keywords: Atherosclerosis, carotid artery stenting, perfusion MRI, capillary transit time, flow heterogeneity, CEREBRAL-BLOOD-FLOW, COGNITIVE FUNCTION, BRAIN OXYGENATION, ISCHEMIC-STROKE, ENDARTERECTOMY, HYPOPERFUSION, PERFUSION, DISEASE, MODEL, RELAXATION
  • Hacettepe University Affiliated: Yes


Introduction Carotid revascularisation improves haemodynamic compromise in cerebral circulation as an additional benefit to the primary goal of reducing future thromboembolic risk. We determined the effect of carotid artery stenting on cerebral perfusion and oxygenation using a perfusion-weighted MRI algorithm that is based on assessment of capillary transit-time heterogeneity together with other perfusion and metabolism-related metrics.