Long-term outcomes of open and endovascular treatment of recurrent carotid artery stenosis - a 16-year retrospective single centre case series.

Conclusions: Redo-CEA/CAS seem to have similar results as primary procedures (as reported in the literature) with favorable periprocedural and long-term outcomes. PMID: 31549937 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: VASA. Zeitschrift fur Gefasskrankheiten. Journal for Vascular Diseases - Category: Surgery Authors: Tags: Vasa Source Type: research

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We examined the Society of Thoracic Surgeons (STS) Adult Cardiac Surgery Database to evaluate the association of combined carotid endarterectomy (CEA) and coronary artery bypass grafting (CABG) with postoperative outcomes.
Source: Journal of Vascular Surgery - Category: Surgery Authors: Source Type: research
Whereas bleeding complications requiring a return to the operating room (OR) after carotid endarterectomy (CEA) are infrequent (1%), they are associated with an increased 30-day combined postoperative stroke or death rate. Drain placement after CEA varies among vascular surgeons, and there are limited data to support the practice. The goal of this study was to evaluate factors leading to drain placement and the effect of drains on postoperative outcomes including return to OR for bleeding, stroke, and death.
Source: Journal of Vascular Surgery - Category: Surgery Authors: Source Type: research
Background: Complete removal of the distal end of the plaque is an important requirement in carotid endarterectomy (CEA) to avoid postoperative complication. Preoperative identification of the distal end of plaque contributes to complete plaque removal. Three-dimensional (3D) magnetic resonance (MR) plaque imaging has been widely used to evaluate carotid plaque characterization. The purpose of the present study was to determine whether preoperative 3D fast spin echo (FSE) T1-weighted MR plaque imaging could identify the distal end of carotid plaque.
Source: Journal of Stroke and Cerebrovascular Diseases - Category: Neurology Authors: Source Type: research
This study aimed to investigate the relationship between peri-operative blood pressure (BP) and presence of post-operative DWI lesions in patients undergoing CEA.
Source: European Journal of Vascular and Endovascular Surgery - Category: Surgery Authors: Tags: Observational Study Source Type: research
This study aimed to investigate the relationship between peri-operative blood pressure (BP) and presence of post-operative DWI lesions in patients undergoing CEA. METHODS: A retrospective analysis was performed based on patients with symptomatic CEA included in the MRI substudy of the International Carotid Stenting Study. Relative intra-operative hypotension was defined as a decrease of intra-operative systolic BP ≥ 20% compared with pre-operative ('baseline') BP, absolute hypotension was defined as a drop in systolic BP 
Source: PubMed: Eur J Vasc Endovasc ... - Category: Surgery Authors: Tags: Eur J Vasc Endovasc Surg Source Type: research
Whether recent stroke mandates planned shunting during carotid endarterectomy (CEA) is controversial. Our goal was to determine associations of various shunting practices with postoperative outcomes of CEAs performed after acute stroke.
Source: Journal of Vascular Surgery - Category: Surgery Authors: Source Type: research
This study aimed to compare the association between age and outcomes after TCAR, TFCAS, and CEA.
Source: Journal of Vascular Surgery - Category: Surgery Authors: Source Type: research
Publication date: Available online 1 February 2020Source: Journal of Clinical NeuroscienceAuthor(s): Varun S. Shah, Daniel Kreatsoulas, David Dornbos, Santino Cua, Ciarán J. PowersAbstractCarotid artery stenosis accounts for up to 20% of ischemic strokes. Since the 1950 s, one of the primary surgical treatment for this condition is carotid endarterectomy (CEA). Because of improvement of medical therapy for carotid artery atherosclerosis and the increased use of carotid artery stents, CEA is indicated if the risk of stroke and death are low. The goal of this study is to characterize the impact of pre-operative s...
Source: Journal of Clinical Neuroscience - Category: Neuroscience Source Type: research
In this study we compared the radiation exposure between TCAR and traditional transfemoral CAS procedures.
Source: Annals of Vascular Surgery - Category: Surgery Authors: Source Type: research
In 2007, the UK Department of Health (DOH) published its National Stroke Strategy, which detailed 20 quality markers for delivering a high quality stroke service, one of which was that patients suffering a transient ischaemic attack (TIA) or minor stroke should be investigated and treated more quickly after symptom onset.1 Interestingly, the National Stroke Strategy also advised that carotid endarterectomy (CEA) should be performed within 48  h of symptom onset, although no evidence was provided to support this threshold.
Source: European Journal of Vascular and Endovascular Surgery - Category: Surgery Authors: Tags: Editorial Source Type: research
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