30 days postoperative) were double for patients experiencing surgical complications: $22,187 compared with only $10,892 for carotid endarterectomy
patients who did not develop complications.
Prior to the FDA approval of carotid artery stents, stroke patients underwent carotid endarterectomy
, a surgical procedure which involves an incision in the neck artery to remove the plaque.
The study participants were part of the Carotid Revascularization Endarterectomy
versus Stenting Trial (CREST).
SAN ANTONIO--The largest-ever, head-to-head comparison of stenting versus surgery for treating severe carotid artery stenosis showed a marked effect of age, with patients older than 70 having fewer adverse outcomes after carotid endarterectomy
and patients younger than 70 having fewer complications following carotid angioplasty and stenting.
Diagnostic and therapeutic transcranial ultrasound and clinical applications of transcranial Doppler modeling are described with reference to acute stroke, cerebral aneurysms, patent foramen ovale, carotid endarterectomy
and carotid artery stenting, and other conditions and procedures.
Integra LifeSciences Holdings Corporation (Nasdaq: IART) has announced that its Integra LifeSciences division has launched its Brisman-Nova(tm), Hallin(tm) and Loftus(tm) Carotid Endarterectomy
Shunts, which join the Sundt(tm) shunt to form a broad line of carotid shunts.
For example, The Genesee Hospital in New York used evidence-based practice to develop a clinical pathway for carotid endarterectomy
This article presents the findings of an analysis of the geographic variation of eight major surgical procedures occurring among the 236 residential zip codes that account for over 96 percent of the population of Los Angeles County: appendectomy, carotid endarterectomy
, coronary artery angioplasty, coronary artery bypass graft surgery, hysterectomy, mastectomy, cardiac pacemaker implantation, and transurethral prostate resection.
Investigators then randomly selected 828 patients to receive an operation called a carotid endarterectomy
They could not support a recommendation for routine preoperative endarterectomy
in patients with asymptomatic carotid bruits.
The trial is designed to evaluate the safety and efficacy of ARC1779 as a potential first-in-class anti-platelet agent in patients with carotid artery disease undergoing a surgical procedure known as carotid endarterectomy
, or CEA.
reimbursements for treatment (clipping and coiling) of unruptured aneurysms, as well as therapies to address carotid stenosis (carotid endarterectomy
and carotid stenting) in asymptomatic patients.