Focused Update of 2009 Korean Clinical Practice Guidelines for the Surgical or Interventional treatment of Extracranial Carotid Artery Stenosis in Secondary Prevention of Stroke (2009년 한국 뇌졸중 진료지침에서 뇌졸중 이차예방 중 두개강외 경동맥협착의 수술 또는 중재적 치료에 관한 내용의 부분 개정)
Since the publication of the fi rst edition of Korean clinical practice guidelines of secondary stroke prevention, encouraging data from recent large clinical trials and meta-analysis have led us to consider many therapeutic options in the treatment of symptomatic extracranial carotid stenosis. Accordingly, the writing group of Clinical Research Center for Stroke decided to provide recent views on the therapeutic revascularization of extracranial carotid stenosis, and timely evidence-based recommendations.
In this updated version, new evidences about carotid angioplasty/stenting, treatment timing, and perioperative preparation are given, and qualifying conditions for operator are elucidated. This refi nement was based on current consensus between Korean Society of Intravascular Neurosurgery, Korean Society of Interventional Neuroradiology, and Korean Society of Cerebrovascular Surgery and approved by Korean Stroke Society, Korean Neurological Association, and Korean Society of Geriatric Neurology.
These recommendations are subject to future correction based on new evidences from ongoing and future studies. (Korean
J Stroke 2011;13:99-106)