International subarachnoid aneurysm trial of neurosurgical clipping versus endovascular coiling: subgroup analysis of 278 elderly patients.

@article{Ryttlefors2008InternationalSA,
  title={International subarachnoid aneurysm trial of neurosurgical clipping versus endovascular coiling: subgroup analysis of 278 elderly patients.},
  author={Mats Ryttlefors and Per Enblad and Richard S. C. Kerr and Andrew J. Molyneux},
  journal={Stroke},
  year={2008},
  volume={39 10},
  pages={2720-6}
}
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE It is often thought that elderly patients in particular would benefit from endovascular aneurysm treatment. The aim of this analysis was therefore to compare the efficacy and safety of endovascular coiling (EVT) with neurosurgical clipping (NST) in the subgroup of elderly SAH patients in the International Subarachnoid Aneurysm Trial (ISAT). METHODS In the ISAT cohort 278 SAH patients, 65 years or older, were enrolled. The patients were randomly allocated EVT (n=138) or… CONTINUE READING
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