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Spangler EL, Goodney PP, Schanzer A
Outcomes of carotid endarterectomy versus stenting in comparable medical risk patients.
The purpose of this study was to compare risk-stratified outcomes of carotid artery stenting (CAS) and carotid endarterectomy (CEA). Included in the study group were 11,336 patients who underwent isolated primary CEA and 544 who underwent primary CAS. The researchers found that asymptomatic normal- and high-risk patients do equally well after CEA or CAS. However, normal- and high-risk symptomatic patients have substantially worse outcomes with CAS compared with CEA.
Citation: Spangler EL, Goodney PP, Schanzer A . Outcomes of carotid endarterectomy versus stenting in comparable medical risk patients. J Vasc Surg 2014 Nov;60(5):1227-31, 31.e1. doi: 10.1016/j.jvs.2014.05.044..
Keywords: Outcomes, Comparative Effectiveness, Risk, Cardiovascular Conditions, Heart Disease and Health