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https://read.qxmd.com/read/22821614/costs-and-cost-effectiveness-of-carotid-stenting-versus-endarterectomy-for-patients-at-standard-surgical-risk-results-from-the-carotid-revascularization-endarterectomy-versus-stenting-trial-crest
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Katherine R Vilain, Elizabeth A Magnuson, Haiyan Li, Wayne M Clark, Richard J Begg, Albert D Sam, W Charles Sternbergh, Fred A Weaver, William A Gray, Jenifer H Voeks, Thomas G Brott, David J Cohen
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE: The Carotid Revascularization Endarterectomy versus Stenting Trial (CREST) demonstrated similar rates of the primary composite end point between carotid artery stenting (CAS) and carotid endarterectomy (CEA), although the risk of stroke was higher with CAS, and the risk of myocardial infarction was higher with CEA. Given the large number of patients who are candidates for these procedures, an understanding of their relative cost and cost-effectiveness may have important implications for health care policy and treatment guidelines...
September 2012: Stroke; a Journal of Cerebral Circulation
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