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Latest Carotid stenting Stories

2010-02-28 08:18:30

Loyola Among Centers that Enrolled Patients in CREST Trial Loyola University Medical Center is among the hospitals that enrolled patients in a landmark trial that compared traditional surgery with less-invasive stenting to clear dangerously clogged carotid arteries. The study found that the safety and efficacy of both procedures are roughly equal. The nine-year Carotid Revascularization Endarterectomy vs. Stenting Trial is known as CREST. The trial, conducted throughout the United States and...

2010-02-26 14:53:00

WASHINGTON, Feb. 26 /PRNewswire/ -- Carotid artery stenting, a less invasive alternative to surgery on the carotid artery (carotid endarterectomy), is equally safe and effective for people at risk for stroke as carotid endarterectomy, according to a major new study presented today at the 2010 International Stroke Conference in San Antonio, Texas. The study findings indicate both carotid stenting and carotid endarterectomy are continually improving and have become "extraordinarily safe" for...

2010-02-26 10:58:00

Study highlights: -- Two ways to open narrowed neck arteries -- surgery or stenting -- proved similarly safe and effective overall. -- Younger patients had fewer cardiovascular events with an implanted stent, while older patients had fewer events with the surgical option. -- Stroke and death rates in the study were the lowest ever reported in a clinical trial, researchers said. SAN ANTONIO, Feb. 26 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The two major procedures for opening blocked neck arteries to...

2010-02-26 08:37:00

WASHINGTON, Feb. 26 /PRNewswire/ -- Carotid artery stenting, a less invasive alternative to surgery on the carotid artery (carotid endarterectomy), is equally safe and effective for people at risk for stroke as carotid endarterectomy, according to a major new study presented today at the 2010 International Stroke Conference in San Antonio, Texas. The study findings indicate both carotid stenting and carotid endarterectomy are continually improving and have become "extraordinarily safe" for...

2009-12-15 00:57:31

Intensive medical therapy, including aggressive control of blood pressure and cholesterol levels, for patients with asymptomatic plaque buildup in their carotid arteries (which supply blood to the brain) appears to be associated with reduced rates of cardiovascular events and reduced risk of microemboli (microscopic-sized blood clots) in the brain arteries, according to a report posted online today that will appear in the February 2010 print issue of Archives of Neurology, one of the...

2009-12-10 17:44:46

Physicians should be comfortable referring some patients with chronic kidney disease (CKD) for effective stroke prevention surgery, according to a study appearing in an upcoming issue of the Journal of the American Society of Nephrology (JASN). The findings indicate that CKD patients gain a significant benefit from the procedures without an increased risk of dying from surgical complications. For people who develop blockages in their arteries, physicians recommend surgery to clear the blood...

2009-11-09 07:01:00

Increase in adverse outcomes coincides with expanded Medicare coverage of procedure Among eligible Medicare beneficiaries, increased use of carotid arterial stenting (CAS) procedures to treat carotid stenosis"”the narrowing of the carotid artery"”is associated with higher rates of mortality and adverse clinical outcomes, including heart attack and stroke, according to researchers from the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine. Published in the November 2009 issue of the...

2009-09-15 05:59:40

Among patients undergoing cardiac surgery, post-operative stroke occurred in approximately 2 percent, was not correlated with significant carotid artery narrowing, but was more common among patients who had combined cardiac and carotid procedures, according to a report in the September issue of Archives of Neurology, one of the JAMA/Archives journals. Complications involving the blood vessels leading to the brain"”most often resulting in stroke"”are a major source of illness and...

2009-08-25 11:30:05

 Minorities have poorer results and higher rates of unnecessary surgery from a common procedure used to remove plaque from inside the carotid artery, according to a UT Southwestern Medical Center doctor who is lead author of the study in the journal Stroke.The multicenter study, available online and appearing in the July issue of the journal, found that higher rates of poor surgical outcomes for carotid endartectomy (CEA) "” a procedure performed to prevent stroke "” appeared...

2009-06-12 07:30:00

Emboshield NAV6(TM) Demonstrates Abbott's Continued Leadership in Carotid Therapy ABBOTT PARK, Ill., June 12 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Abbott (NYSE: ABT) today announced the launch of the sixth-generation Emboshield NAV6(TM) Embolic Protection System for use in carotid artery stenting procedures. Carotid artery stenting provides a minimally invasive treatment alternative to conventional open carotid artery surgery for patients who are at high risk for surgery. Embolic protection systems are...