TransCarotid Artery Revascularization (TCAR)
TCAR is a minimally invasive procedure to prevent strokes. Strokes can be caused by artery blockage. TCAR is an outpatient procedure that can be performed in the office or at a hospital/surgery center.
What is TCAR
TCAR is a patient-friendly, endovascular procedure that incorporates the neuroprotection principles of CEA. It utilizes the ENROUTE® Transcarotid Neuroprotection System to temporarily reverse blood flow away from the brain, collecting any potential debris in the device filter, before returning the blood to a vessel in the leg. With reverse flow neuroprotection established, the ENROUTE® Transcarotid Stent is then implanted in the lesion for long-term plaque stabilization and stroke prevention.
Benefits of TCAR being less invasive
Studies show the following significantly favor TCAR when compared to CEA1,3,4,5
- Less Myocardial Infarction
- Less Cranial Nerve Injury
- Less Time in the
- Hospital >1 Day
- Less Time in OR
- Less Clamp Time
- Can Be Done with
- Local vs. General
Is TCAR clinically proven to prevent strokes?
Yes TCAR is clinically proven to prevent strokes. See the study below.