Navigation Links
Stenting as Good as Surgery for Stroke Prevention
Date:4/9/2008

Three-year follow-up of study shows similar results

WEDNESDAY, April 9 (HealthDay News) -- Carotid stenting -- inserting a tube into the main artery to the brain to prevent a stroke -- is as effective over the long term for high-risk patients as a surgery called endarterectomy, a study shows.

But endarterectomy -- the removal of plaque from the artery -- will continue to be the treatment of choice for the 70 percent to 80 percent of the patients who are not classified as high-risk, the experts say.

"Surgery has been around for 50 years," said Dr. Hitinder S. Gurm, an assistant professor of medicine at the University of Michigan and lead author of a report in the April 10 issue of the New England Journal of Medicine. "It's better to go with something you know more about," he reasoned.

The report described a three-year follow-up of a study that compared stenting with endarterectomy in 334 people who had narrowing of the carotid artery and were at high risk of complications from surgery. Data on 260 of the participants showed that the incidence of heart attacks, strokes and death was about the same in the two groups, occurring in 24.6 percent of those who were stented and 26.9 percent of those who had surgery.

The study was funded by Cordis Corp., a unit of the pharmaceutical company Johnson & Johnson, which markets stents. The company had no role in data analysis, the researchers said.

Participants were at high risk because of the location of the potential blockage (either very high or very low in the carotid artery); because they had radiation therapy; or because they had undergone a previous endarterectomy, Gurm said. Someone with very serious heart or lung disease might also be at risk from surgery, he said.

It's not yet possible to extend those results to people who are not at high risk, said study senior author Dr. Donald E. Cutlip, an associate professor of medicine at H
'/>"/>

Copyright©2008 ScoutNews,LLC.
All rights reserved  

Page: 1 2

Related medicine news :

1. Renal artery stenting falls short in large randomized trial
2. The Elderly Can Be Candidates for Angioplasty, Stenting
3. Combined stenting and photodynamic therapy improves survival in late stage liver cancer patients
4. Vascular surgeons ask, whats next for carotid artery stenting?
5. Research sheds light on carotid artery stenting risk in elderly
6. Real-World Studies of Carotid Artery Stenting Demonstrate Results Comparable to Guidelines for Patients Treated With Surgery
7. The American Society for Dermatologic Surgery Releases New Procedure Survey Data
8. Northwestern Memorial Successfully Completes Rare Four-Way Domino Paired Kidney Exchange Transplant Surgery
9. Virginias largest Cardiac Surgery program adopts SPY as standard of care
10. Surgeons announce advance in atrial fibrillation surgery
11. Robot-assisted minimally-invasive CABG surgery
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
Related Image:
Stenting as Good as Surgery for Stroke Prevention
(Date:7/31/2015)... ... July 31, 2015 , ... When the weather turned ... debuted their new type of sod called Leisure Time(TM) zoysia . It's nicknamed ... , To commemorate introduction of this new type of sod, Super-Sod is giving away ...
(Date:7/31/2015)... ... July 31, 2015 , ... Recently ... know in predictive health analytics , Jvion continues to disrupt the predictive ... predictive software that targets patient and population level illness to drive prevention and ...
(Date:7/31/2015)... ... July 31, 2015 , ... ... workshop at its new True North Conference Center. The medical community, social workers, ... Jacksonville community may be more aligned in the effort to better understand and ...
(Date:7/31/2015)... ... ... article published July 27 on My News LA, a fire that broke out ... fire department before it caused major damage throughout the building. The article also notes that ... a fire alarm system that tipped off fire fighters so they could arrive at the ...
(Date:7/31/2015)... ... ... As part of their company mission, Dallas pet sitting company Park ... to the longevity of their business. It is for that reason they are ... (NAPPS) annual Presents 4 Pets supply drive. Presents 4 Pets is a ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):Health News:Super-Sod Introduces Leisure Time(TM) Zoysia Grass with an Adirondack Chair Promotion 2Health News:Jvion Showcased as Leader in the Predictive Analytic Market 2Health News:Lakeview Health Links Sex Trafficking and Addiction in Special Jacksonville Educational Workshop 2Health News:Lakeview Health Links Sex Trafficking and Addiction in Special Jacksonville Educational Workshop 3Health News:Article on Recent Pasadena Courtroom Fire Highlights the Effectiveness of Fire Alarm Systems, Says Fire Protection Group Inc 2Health News:Article on Recent Pasadena Courtroom Fire Highlights the Effectiveness of Fire Alarm Systems, Says Fire Protection Group Inc 3Health News:Dallas-based Park Cities Pet Sitter Selects Non-Profit Animal Welfare Organization “Angie’s Friends” as this Year’s Recipient of their Presents 4 Pets Supply Drive. 2Health News:Dallas-based Park Cities Pet Sitter Selects Non-Profit Animal Welfare Organization “Angie’s Friends” as this Year’s Recipient of their Presents 4 Pets Supply Drive. 3Health News:Dallas-based Park Cities Pet Sitter Selects Non-Profit Animal Welfare Organization “Angie’s Friends” as this Year’s Recipient of their Presents 4 Pets Supply Drive. 4
... Five former directors of the Population and Reproductive Health ... (USAID) today urged the new Obama administration to move ... . The former directors issued a joint report, ... Assistance, as Barack Obama takes office as president. ...
... K. Shinseki took the oath of office today as ... leadership of the Department of Veterans Affairs following Tuesday,s ... from my first day in office is to make ... focused on the Nation,s Veterans as its clients," Shinseki ...
... 21 The following statement can be attributed ... BlueCross:"Capital BlueCross has consistently said two things: We ... other merger. But we have urged public policy ... this proposed merger without conditions, because without conditions ...
... low levels of sexual desire, often as a result of ... physical symptoms such as back pain and memory problems than ... new study by researchers at the University of North Carolina ... study, published recently as an online early view article in ...
... history was made 10 years ago, greatly impacting the ... when a team of surgeons performed the first hand ... procedure, also called composite tissue allotransplantation, criticized by some ... in the world of organ transplantation, has continued to ...
... IDEXX Laboratories, Inc. (Nasdaq: IDXX ), has scheduled ... results for Friday, January 30, at approximately 7:00 a.m. (eastern). ... 9:00 a.m. (eastern) on that day. Individuals can access a ... the IDEXX Web site, www.idexx.com . An archived edition ...
Cached Medicine News:Health News:Five Former USAID Officials Ask Obama for Leadership on Family Planning 2Health News:Shinseki Sworn In, Vows 21st Century Service to Veterans 2Health News:Capital Blue Cross Issues Statement on Withdrawal of Merger 2Health News:UNC study: Postmenopausal women's loss of sexual desire affects health, quality of life 2Health News:Hand Transplantation Marks Historical 10-Year Milestone 2Health News:Hand Transplantation Marks Historical 10-Year Milestone 3Health News:Hand Transplantation Marks Historical 10-Year Milestone 4
(Date:7/30/2015)... and VANCOUVER , July 30, 2015 ... today that it will report its second quarter 2015 ... will host a conference call and live webcast at ... financial results, clinical development programs and a general corporate ... on to the Investor Relations page of the OncoGenex ...
(Date:7/30/2015)... CHENGDU, China , July 30, 2015 ... "Company"), a pharmaceutical company that specializes in the patented ... active pharmaceutical ingredients (API), provided updates regarding the notice ... MKT LLC (the "Exchange") indicating that the Company was ... set forth in Sections 134 and 1101 of the ...
(Date:7/30/2015)... July 30, 2015 Future Market ... titled, "Continuous Glucose Monitoring Systems Market: Global Industry Analysis ... report, the global continuous glucose monitoring systems market was ... expected to reach US$ 788.4 Mn by 2020, registering ... to 2020. Global continuous glucose monitoring systems ...
Breaking Medicine Technology:TPI Provides Update Regarding Non-Compliance with NYSE MKT Continued Listing Requirements 2Global Continuous Glucose Monitoring (CGM) Systems Market: Transmitters and Monitors Most Dominant Segment, Says Future Market Insights 2Global Continuous Glucose Monitoring (CGM) Systems Market: Transmitters and Monitors Most Dominant Segment, Says Future Market Insights 3Global Continuous Glucose Monitoring (CGM) Systems Market: Transmitters and Monitors Most Dominant Segment, Says Future Market Insights 4
... today that it has completed notifying customers of a ... the United States and has confirmed that 51 have ... on October 11, 2011 to address a manufacturing issue ... reports of ventilator malfunctions, failures or injuries related to ...
... a global biopharmaceutical company dedicated to developing life-saving medicines ... ischemic (oxygen deprived) tissues through targeted oxygen and other ... 1b study designed to evaluate the safety of MP4CO ... designed to deliver therapeutic levels of carbon monoxide (CO) ...
Cached Medicine Technology:Respironics, Inc. Completes Voluntary Recall Notification of a Limited Number of Trilogy 100 Ventilators 2Sangart Initiates Phase 1b Study of MP4CO in Patients With Sickle Cell Disease 2Sangart Initiates Phase 1b Study of MP4CO in Patients With Sickle Cell Disease 3
Inquire...
... Protects the skin over extended ... skin barrier is the barrier of ... the added benefit of it being ... size. Security and confidence assured with ...
Inquire...
Inquire...
Medicine Products: