1. In patients receiving carotid stenosis treatment, transcarotid artery revascularization was associated with a significantly lower risk of stroke or death compared to transfemoral carotid artery stenting.
Evidence Rating Level:2 (Good)
Study Rundown: Transfemoral carotid artery stenting has served as an alternative approach to the standard of care, for patients requiring treatment for carotid artery stenosis. However, the transfemoral approach has been linked with a higher periprocedural stroke risk when compared to the transcarotid approach. This study examined the risk of stroke or death in patients undergoing treatment for carotid artery stenosis via the transcarotid approach versus the transfemoral approach. The exploratory propensity score-matched analysis revealed that transfemoral carotid artery stenting was associated with significantly higher risk of stroke or death compared to the transcarotid artery stenting.
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