September 22, 2016
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VIDEO: Stent fractures do not affect clinical outcomes in ACT 1 population

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LAS VEGAS — In this video, Ido Weinberg, MD, vascular medicine specialist at Massachusetts General Hospital, discusses results of a subanalysis of the ACT 1 study of patients with carotid artery stenosis.

The analysis compared outcomes in patients assigned carotid artery stenting who had a stent fracture with patients whose stents did not fracture.

In the cohort, there were 51 stent fractures and 47 clinical events, but events occurred at a similar rate between those who had a stent fracture and those who did not, Weinberg said.

“When choosing between [CAS and endarterectomy], you want to know not only about the clinical outcomes but about the technology’s durability and its potential association with outcomes,” he said.