In the endovascular approach of carotid stenosis treatment, stent-supported angioplasty is current state-of-the-art technique. Self-expandable stents are preferable to balloon-expandable stents due to the potential risk of deformation of the latter by external pressure. Wallstents and SMART stents are the more commonly used self-expandable stents. They appear to be of similar efficacy and safety but due to their different characteristics, their applications may be different according to different lesion characteristics.
Steven Siu-Lung Li, The Use of Wallstent and SMART Stents inCarotid Stent-Supported Angioplasty Journal of the Hong Kong College of Cardiology 2001;9(4) https://doi.org/10.55503/2790-6744.1177