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Stenting performed similar to endarterectomy in symptomatic carotid stenosis

October 14, 2014

Among patients with symptomatic carotid stenosis, stenting was comparable to endarterectomy in terms of long-term functional outcome and risk for fatal bleeding or disabling stroke, according to results of the randomized ICSS trial.

In the study, researchers from 50 international centers randomly assigned patients (n=1,713) with symptomatic carotid stenosis in a 1:1 fashion to stenting (n=855) or endarterectomy (n=858). The researchers performed a per-protocol analysis from 31 days after treatment and an intent-to-treat (ITT) analysis, which included 1,710 patients after three withdrew.

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Stenting performed similar to endarterectomy in symptomatic carotid stenosis

October 14, 2014
Among patients with symptomatic carotid stenosis, stenting was comparable to endarterectomy in terms of long-term functional outcome and risk for…
Meeting News Coverage

OCT-STEMI: Imaging-guided PCI yielded positive results

October 14, 2014
WASHINGTON — Use of optical coherence tomography during stent implantation in PCI was associated with comparable rates of major adverse cardiac…
In the Journals

Strict glycemic control did not affect survival after CABG

October 10, 2014
There was no difference in survival after CABG between patients who underwent a strict glycemic control strategy compared with those who underwent a…
figure Meeting News Coverage

SSI rates higher among lower volume hospitals

October 9, 2014
PHILADELPHIA — The rates of surgical site infections following total hip arthroplasty and coronary artery bypass graft surgery were higher…
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