The Carotid Artery Revascularization and Endarterectomy (CARE) registry: objectives, design, and implications.

@article{White2008TheCA,
  title={The Carotid Artery Revascularization and Endarterectomy (CARE) registry: objectives, design, and implications.},
  author={Christopher J. Branford White and H. Vernon Anderson and Ralph G. Brindis and Christopher U Cates and David Jacques Cohen and Kalon K. L. Ho and L N Hopkins and Michael R. Jaff and Walter J. Koroshetz and Kenneth A. Rosenfield},
  journal={Catheterization and cardiovascular interventions : official journal of the Society for Cardiac Angiography & Interventions},
  year={2008},
  volume={71 6},
  pages={721-5}
}
This is the first comprehensive national registry that will provide data characterizing contemporary results of carotid endarterectomy (CEA) and carotid artery stenting (CAS). Carotid endarterectomy (CEA) has become the standard revascularization therapy to prevent stroke in patients with carotid artery disease, while carotid artery stenting (CAS) offers a percutaneous alternative in selected patients. Given the rapid growth in the numbers of CAS procedures being performed, there is a critical… CONTINUE READING