This study delineates the perioperative and long-term outcomes after carotid endarterectomy in dialysis-dependent patients in a large national database.
This cohort study investigates whether a program that focuses on 8 major guideline-recommended risk-management therapies reduces cardiovascular and limb events in patients with peripheral arterial disease.
This meta-analysis reviews the evidence for and against protamine use, both in its association with increased thrombotic complications and with decreased bleeding, in patients undergoing carotid endarterectomy.
This review of patients treated for blunt cerebrovascular injury evaluates outcomes and clinical significance of indeterminate blunt cerebrovascular injuries.
This retrospective analysis shows that both carotid endarterectomy and carotid artery stenting can be performed safely by a vascular surgeon in properly selected patients.
Antoniou et al undertake a comprehensive review of the literature and conduct an analysis of the outcomes of carotid interventions in the elderly. See the Invited Commentary by Darling.
To evaluate the early experience with transfemoral transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR), Omer et al reviewed the records of all patients who underwent the procedure during the first year of their program. All patients received TAVR with the SAPIEN transcutaneous valve, and outcomes were assessed. See the Invited Commentary by Kelly and Mudy.
In a review article, Kuy and colleagues aimed to define carotid disease burden in women, review outcomes of carotid endarterectomy and carotid artery stenting in women, and provide guidelines for management of women with carotid stenosis.