TITLE

Carotid Endarterectomy and Carotid Artery Stenting for the Prevention of Ischemic Strokes

AUTHOR(S)
Sinclair, Heather Q.
PUB. DATE
March 2010
SOURCE
MD Conference Express;Mar2010, p11
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The article presents a study which evaluates the Carotid Revascularization Endarterectomy versus Stenting Trial (CREST) among patients who have diagnosed with symptomatic and asymptomatic stenosis. The study employs angiography, ultrasonography, and computed tomography or magnetic resonance angiography (CTA/MRA) to determine the presence of both carotid stenosis. Results of the study reveal an increased efficacy of CAS in patients aged above 70 years old as compared to CEA in patients aged 70 years old or below. However, significant difference in terms of results at the periprocedural composite of both myocardial infarction and stroke does not show substantial impact. It adds that further data are required to examine the long-term risks of CAS.
ACCESSION #
50676426

 

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