Carotid Artery Stenting Versus Carotid Endarterectomy: A Cost-Effectiveness Meta-Analysis

Introduction - Carotid artery stenting (CAS) is currently associated with an increased risk of 30-day stroke and death compared to carotid endarterectomy (CEA), while following this periprocedural period both interventions seem equally durable. In light of recent developments, both procedures could become equally effective in the periprocedural period. Consequently, a thorough comparison of costs and cost-effectiveness for CAS and CEA is warranted to provide arguments to support clinical decision making.
Source: European Journal of Vascular and Endovascular Surgery - Category: Surgery Authors: Source Type: research

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Conclusion In this retrospective series of simultaneous TCD and SEP monitoring during CEA surgery of predominantly symptomatic ICA stenosis patients, the stroke and death rate was 1.4%. SEP seemed to be superior to TCD in predicting the need for an intraoperative shunt and for predicting temporary postoperative deficits. Further prospective studies are needed. [...] Georg Thieme Verlag KG Stuttgart · New YorkArticle in Thieme eJournals: Table of contents  |  Abstract  |  Full text
Source: Journal of Neurological Surgery Part A: Central European Neurosurgery - Category: Neurosurgery Authors: Tags: Original Article Source Type: research
The objective of the present study was to examine the intersectionality between race/ethnicity, insurance status, and postoperative outcomes in carotid procedures.
Source: Journal of Cardiothoracic and Vascular Anesthesia - Category: Anesthesiology Authors: Tags: Original Article Source Type: research
The selection of patients for carotid endarterectomy (CEA) is one of the vascular surgeon's most delicate tasks. Although one knows that some patients will suffer a disabling stroke or die in the attempt to prevent these events, it is equally devastating when it happens. Thus, the solid evidence of the 1990s on the benefit of the procedure in patients with a significant symptomatic stenosis was welcomed.1,2 Even more welcomed were (and are) those studies further increasing the subgroups of patients who benefit the most, leading to well established evidence based guidelines.
Source: European Journal of Vascular and Endovascular Surgery - Category: Surgery Authors: Tags: Invited Commentary Source Type: research
CONCLUSIONS: Limb shaking TIA point to carotid artery disease in the majority of patients and vertebrobasilar artery disease in one third. Fast and timely treatment with either surgical or CAS eliminates the attacks and also reduce their risk of stroke. PMID: 31916976 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: Revue Neurologique - Category: Neurology Tags: Rev Neurol (Paris) Source Type: research
Carotid endarterectomy (CEA) represents a standard procedure in case of symptomatic carotid stenosis of 50-99% within 2 weeks from onset of stroke or transient ischemic symptoms (TIA). The optimal time to perform CEA after Intravenous Thrombolysis (IVT) is still unclear. The aim of this study was to analyze the safety of CEA performed within 2 weeks from IVT.
Source: Annals of Vascular Surgery - Category: Surgery Authors: Tags: Clinical Research, Basic Science Source Type: research
Conclusions: Perioperative stroke drastically increases the risk of 30-day mortality. The occurrence of perioperative stroke exhibited high specificity but modest sensitivity in predicting 30-day mortality following CAS. This highlights the importance of neurophysiologic monitoring to detect intraoperative cerebral ischemia and perform timely interventions.
Source: Neurology India - Category: Neurology Authors: Source Type: research
Abstract OBJECTIVE: The aim was to determine the clinical impact of routine cardiology consultation before carotid endarterectomy (CEA) in neurologically asymptomatic patients, in terms of early and long term cardiovascular events. METHODS: A single centre retrospective review of consecutive patients receiving CEA from 2007 to 2017 for asymptomatic carotid stenosis was performed. Two groups were compared: patients operated on from 2007 to 2012 received a pre-operative cardiology consultation only in selected cases (group A); from 2012 to 2017 patients received a routine pre-operative cardiology consultation (...
Source: PubMed: Eur J Vasc Endovasc ... - Category: Surgery Authors: Tags: Eur J Vasc Endovasc Surg Source Type: research
Intraplaque haemorrhage (IPH) has been independently associated with a higher risk of future ipsilateral stroke in patients with carotid artery stenosis. Evaluation of plaque characteristics may contribute to risk assessment of recurrent (silent) cerebrovascular events in order to prioritise patients for timing of treatment. It is unknown if patients showing histologically apparent IPH also have increased risk of silent ischaemic brain lesions in the waiting period between index event and revascularisation.
Source: Journal of Vascular Surgery - Category: Surgery Authors: Source Type: research
Review of English-language articles published from PubMed (MEDLINE) and Google Scholar between January 1, 1985, and January 1, 2019.
Source: Journal of Vascular Surgery - Category: Surgery Authors: Tags: Crescendo transient ischemic attacks should be treated by carotid endarterectomy within 2 days —but with increased perioperative stroke risk Source Type: research
In his landmark 1951 publication entitled “Occlusion of the Internal Carotid Artery,” C. Miller Fisher both described the pathogenesis of hemispheric stroke related to carotid bifurcation atherosclerosis and went on to speculate that “one day surgeons may even devise a way to remove the offending plaque and thereby prevent stroke.” His prophecy was soon realized when prophylactic carotid endarterectomy (CEA) was launched more or less simultaneously on three different continents in 1953. The fundamentals of this stroke preventive strategy remain clinically valid today, being supported by virtual...
Source: Journal of Vascular Surgery - Category: Surgery Authors: Tags: Editorial Source Type: research
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