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Longer interval between CAS, open heart surgery lowers periprocedural complication risk

February 5, 2016

Patients with carotid stenosis experienced fewer perioperative complications with an interval between carotid artery stenting and open heart surgery of more than 5 days, according to results from a prospective study.

The researchers evaluated data from 154 patients with carotid artery stenosis scheduled to undergo carotid artery stenting (CAS) and open heart surgery at a single facility between 2005 and June 2010. The cohort was 83.7% men and 16.3% women, with a mean age of 65.7 years. The primary endpoint was incidence of a composite of major stroke or neurological death during 30 days of postoperative follow-up. Secondary endpoints included a composite of major stroke, MI and death, as well as minor stroke and acute kidney injury.  

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