The present work was aimed at comparative assessment of efficacy and risk factors of carotid endarterectomy and carotid stenting in patients suffering from symptomatic stenoses of the internal carotid arteries, with due regard for the degree of the accompanying cardiac pathology, the presence of contralateral occlusion, and severity of chronic cerebrovascular insufficiency. We examined and treated a total of 142 patients diagnosed with stenoses of the internal carotid arteries and symptoms of chronic cerebrovascular insufficiency. In the cohort of those subjected to carotid endarterectomy we performed a total of 76 operations in 73 patients, and in the group of carotid stenting 71 operations of stenting of the internal carotid artery with cerebral protection in 69 patients. Postoperatively we assessed the following parameters: «stroke+lethality», incidence of transitory ischaemi? attacks, incidence rate of cerebrovascular neuropathy, and acute myocardial infarction. In the carotid endarterectomy group, we revealed increased risk for the development of neuropathy of the craniocerebral nerves (OR=0.0564, 95% CI 0.9953, P=0.049). In the group of stenting, we revealed increased risk for the development of transitory ischaemia.