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Preventing a stroke by placing a stent in the carotid artery, a major artery of the head and neck, is a procedure that's skyrocketing in the United States, but the outcomes can be deadly if older patients are not in the right hands.
NATICK, Mass., July 12, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Boston Scientific Corporation (NYSE: BSX) has completed patient enrollment in the ASTI post-market clinical follow-up study designed to evaluate its Adapt(TM) Monorail(TM) Carotid Stent System in combination with its FilterWire EZ(TM) Embolic Protection System for treatment of carotid artery disease in patients at high risk for carotid surgery.
Surgeons are narrowing the outcome of stroke for at least 10 years by safely operating on narrowed neck arteries.
A review of scientific studies that compares two treatments for preventing strokes due carotid artery disease provides no clear answer on which treatment is better.
Medicare beneficiaries in some parts of the United States appear more likely to receive carotid endarterectomy, a surgical procedure to clear blockages in the artery supplying blood to the head, whereas those in other regions more often receive stents for the same condition.
ABBOTT PARK, Ill., May 26 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Data from the CREST (Carotid Revascularization Endarterectomy vs. Stenting Trial) study were published today in The New England Journal of Medicine.
SAN DIEGO, May 6 /PRNewswire/ -- A novel device that takes a simple approach to protecting the brain during procedures to improve blood flow through arteries in the neck appears to be safer and more effective than existing protection devices, according to a study presented today at the Society for Cardiovascular Angiography and Interventions (SCAI) 33rd Annual Scientific Sessions.
WALTHAM, Mass., March 2 /PRNewswire/ -- According to Millennium Research Group (MRG), the global authority on medical technology market intelligence, recent preliminary results from the CREST (Carotid Revascularization Endarterectomy versus Stenting Trial) will support growth in carotid stenting procedures of more than 10% over the next five years.
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.
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.
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