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Endarterectomy and Stenting Have Similar Efficacy in Carotid Stenosis

Key clinical point: Short- and long-term results of carotid stenting and carotid endarterectomy are similar.

Major finding: The rate of primary endpoint events was 5.3% in the stenting arm and 5.1% in the endarterectomy arm.

Study details: A pooled analysis of 2,544 patients with asymptomatic carotid stenosis randomized to carotid endarterectomy or carotid artery stenting.

Disclosures: Sponsors of the analysis included the University of Wisconsin, Massachusetts General Hospital, the Medical University of South Carolina, the University of Alabama at Birmingham, Cardiovascular Associates, and Mayo Clinic Jacksonville.