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Dear Editor, Roffi et al 1 report that contemporary outcomes following carotid stenting (CAS) in large-scale registries were comparable to carotid endarterectomy (CEA). They also concluded that, over time, complication rates following CAS had decreased.1
We recently reviewed outcomes after >1 500 000 procedures in 21 administrative dataset registries where procedural death/stroke rates were reported for both CEA and CAS.2 One key finding was that CAS was associated with in-hospital/30-day death/stroke rates that exceeded the 3% American …
Contributors KIP: came up with the idea, searched the literature, wrote the first draft of the manuscript. ARN: critical revision of manuscript, editing, final approval of manuscript.
Competing interests None declared.
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