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Published: 29 May 2023
Transcarotid artery revascularization for stroke prevention in patients with standard surgical risk
Transcarotid artery revascularization (TCAR) is an invasive procedure use to treat carotid artery stenosis and decrease the risk of stroke. However, there is limited data on TCAR use in patients with standard surgical risk.
After comparing patients who underwent TCAR (n=2,962) to those who underwent carotid endarterectomy (n=8,886), no significant differences in risk were noted for primary composite endpoint (30-day stroke, death, and myocardial infarction or 1-year ipsilateral stroke) between both groups of patients.
The authors concluded that TCAR procedure has a similar risk profile to carotid endarterectomy in patients with standard surgical risk.