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The New England Journal of Medicine Study Demonstrates Carotid Stenting with Embolic Protection is Comparable to Surgery



4/10/2008 7:50:06 AM

MedPage -- High-risk patients with severe carotid artery stenosis may have equivalent long-term outcomes whether treated with stenting or conventional endarterectomy, researchers found. The cumulative incidence of major adverse events through three years was 24.6% for stenting done with emboli protection compared with 26.9% for endarterectomy (P=0.71), reported Donald E. Cutlip, M.D., of Harvard, and colleagues, in the April 10 issue of the New England Journal of Medicine.

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