The Handbook of Complex Percutaneous Carotid Intervention supplements hands-on training in interventional cardiology with a specific focus on percutaneous intervention in patients with extracranial carotid artery stenosis. As both technology and technique continue to improve, the volume of carotid stent procedures performed worldwide has increased dramatically. The authors recognize that interventionalists of the cerebrovasculature must perform stenting of other major cerebral vessels, and thus provide cutting-edge approaches for percutaneous interventions of intracranial stenosis, vertebral artery stenosis, and acute stroke. Part I covers topics such as carotid angioplasty and stenting trials, noninvasive imaging of the carotid artery, and cerebrovascular angiography. Part II explores innovative techniques, equipment, and potential complications of carotid artery stenting. Detailed approaches to intracranial carotid artery intervention and intracranial and extracranial vertebral artery stenting are also examined. Part III provides a case-based approach to stenting, with particular attention to the kind of high-risk patients with challenging anatomies that often undergo revascularization procedures. The Handbook of Complex Percutaneous Carotid Intervention, a comprehensive guide to this exciting and burgeoning field, is an essential reference for interventional cardiologists, vascular surgeons, interventional radiologists, and interventional neurologists. Trainees in this field will particularly benefit from the detailed approach to carotid stenting. A value-added companion CD contains video clips and other details on the conditions and procedures described.