NCDR Study Shows Perioperative Carotid Endarterectomy Risks Increase With Age
A new age-based analysis of the NCDR's Carotid Artery Revascularization and Endarterectomy (CARE) Registry®, published on Feb. 19 in Stroke, showed that the risk of death, stroke and perioperative complications following carotid endarterectomy (CEA) increases with age. The analysis also found that the majority of CEAs are performed in asymptomatic patients who have higher complication rates than symptomatic patients.
The authors conclude that "CEA should be carefully weighted in asymptomatic patients, especially when they are older. Overall, the perioperative risk of complications after CEA in the elderly is within widely accepted guidelines," they add.
Clinical Topics: Invasive Cardiovascular Angiography and Intervention
Keywords: Odds Ratio, Risk, Registries, Myocardial Infarction, Stroke, Endarterectomy, Carotid, Carotid Arteries
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