Nationwide Trends in Carotid Endarterectomy and Carotid Artery Stenting in the Post-CREST Era.
Background and Purpose- The CREST (Carotid Revascularization Endarterectomy Versus Stenting Trial) demonstrated equivalent composite outcomes between carotid endarterectomy (CEA) and carotid artery stenting (CAS) for treating carotid stenosis. We investigated nationwide trends in these procedures and associated periprocedural stroke, myocardial infarction, death, cost, and readmission rates since CREST outcomes were published. Methods- We queried the Nationwide Readmissions Database to identify patients undergoing CEA and CAS for asymptomatic and symptomatic carotid stenosis from 2010 to 2015. Patients were matched based on demographics, comorbidities, and severity of illness. Results- In total, 378 354 CEA and 57 273 CAS patients were treated during this 6-year period. CEA volume decreased by an average of 2669 procedures annually (
Stroke; a journal of cerebral circulation
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Cole, Tyler S; Mezher, Andrew W; Catapano, Joshua S; Godzik, Jakub; Baranoski, Jacob F; Nakaji, Peter; Albuquerque, Felipe C.; Lawton, Michael T.; Little, Andrew S; and Ducruet, Andrew F., "Nationwide Trends in Carotid Endarterectomy and Carotid Artery Stenting in the Post-CREST Era." (2020). Neurosurgery. 581.