Journal article

Trends and outcomes in Australian carotid artery revascularization surgery: 2010-2017

Michelle Murtidjaja, Alexandra O Stathis, Shannon D Thomas, Charles Barry Beiles, Bibombe Patrice Mwipatayi, Nedal Katib, Ramon L Varcoe

ANZ JOURNAL OF SURGERY | WILEY | Published : 2021

Abstract

BACKGROUND: Carotid endarterectomy (CEA) and carotid artery stenting (CAS) reduce the risk of stroke in patients with severe carotid stenosis. The aim was to compare contemporary treatment trends and outcomes after CEA and CAS between states of Australia. METHODS: A retrospective analysis was conducted on data from the Australasian Vascular Audit between 2010 and 2017. The primary endpoint was perioperative stroke or death (S/D). We also analysed stroke and death independently and revascularization rates per 100 000 population. RESULTS: A total of 15 413 patients underwent carotid revascularization (CEA 14 070; CAS 1343). S/D rates were similar for CEA and CAS (1.9% versus 1.8%; P = 0.37; sy..

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