Outcomes of carotid stenting compared with endarterectomy are equivalent in asymptomatic patients and inferior in symptomatic patients.

@article{Giacovelli2010OutcomesOC,
  title={Outcomes of carotid stenting compared with endarterectomy are equivalent in asymptomatic patients and inferior in symptomatic patients.},
  author={Jeannine K. Giacovelli and Natalia S. Egorova and Rajeev D Dayal and Annetine Gelijns and James F. McKinsey and K. Craig Kent},
  journal={Journal of vascular surgery},
  year={2010},
  volume={52 4},
  pages={
          906-13, 913.e1-4
        }
}
BACKGROUND Despite the current Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services coverage criteria for carotid artery stenting (CAS), consensus regarding its appropriateness in patients with carotid artery stenosis has not been reached. This is one of the first population-based studies to use a dedicated administrative convention for the endovascular procedure to address whether there is a cohort of patients in whom CAS is more beneficial than carotid endarterectomy (CEA). METHODS We analyzed in… CONTINUE READING
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