NATIONAL HARBOR, Md., June 13, 2019 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Silk Road Medical, Inc. (Nasdaq: SILK), a company focused on reducing the risk of stroke and its devastating impact, today announced the presentation of real-world data for the treatment of patients with carotid artery disease at risk for stroke at the Society for Vascular Surgery 2019 Vascular Annual Meeting (VAM). In a headline presentation, Dr. Mahmoud Malas of the University of California, San Diego School of Medicine shared updated results for the ongoing TransCarotid Artery Revascularization (TCAR) Surveillance Project.
The results of the TCAR Surveillance Project are overwhelmingly positive on a large dataset of patients, showing, for the first time, significantly lower odds of composite in-hospital stroke, death and myocardial infarction compared to CEA. TCAR had statistically equivalent in-hospital stroke and death rates as CEA, with significantly lower odds of myocardial infarction and cranial nerve injury. Additionally, there was a significant reduction in mortality at 30 days and 1 year, likely attributable to the reduction in myocardial infarction,” Dr. Malas said. “Patients clearly benefit from TCAR’s less-invasive approach and with these data and future studies with similar results, I believe TCAR may become the standard of care.”
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