Table 1: Descriptive characteristics .

Demographics
Age, y
Male
Education, y

Risk factors
Diabetes4 (18%)
Hypertension18 (82%)
Atrial fibrillation3 (14%)
Hyperlipemia 7 (32%)
Cardiac failure2 (9%)
Current smokers5 (23%)

Carotid stenosis features
Right >70%12 (55%)
Left >70% 10 (45%)
Contralateral stenosis7 (32%)

Revascularization procedure
CAS12 (55%)
CEA 10 (45%)

Data are means ± SD, or number of cases and percentage in brackets. CAS: carotid artery stenting; CEA: carotid endoarterectomy.