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.