We use the same protocol as for post endarterectomy.  F/U 6 weeks, 6 months, 12 months, 18 months 24 months and annually thereafter.  Base f/u on degree of stenosis of that vessel or the contralateral on (ie: 20 - 49% stenosis annually, 50 - 59% stenosis q6 months, greater than 69% per referring MD (or treated see above).  Hope that helps.
Ann Needham, RN RVT
Technical Director
Vascular Diagnostic Services
Chattanooga, TN.

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Need some help.  Can someone tell me what the usually carotid stent surveillance protocol is and what criterias are being used -- Bandyk?  Jeannie, Anne Marie...  Thanks

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