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Carotid artery stenting in octogenarians: periprocedural stroke risk predictor analysis from the multicenter Carotid ACCULINK/ACCUNET Post Approval Trial to Uncover Rare Events (CAPTURE 2) clinical trial.
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PMID:  20185789     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE: Carotid ACCULINK/ACCUNET Post Approval Trial to Uncover Rare Events (CAPTURE 2) is an ongoing prospective, nonrandomized, multicenter clinical trial enrolling patients undergoing carotid artery stenting. The aim of this analysis is to identify risk predictors for periprocedural stroke in patients > or = 80 years old. METHODS: Symptomatic patients with > or = 50% stenosis and asymptomatic patients with > or = 80% stenosis were enrolled. Patients' neurological status was assessed by an independent neurologist before as well as 24 hours and 30 days postprocedure. All strokes and suspected strokes were adjudicated by an independent committee. Logistic regression analysis was conducted to identify baseline demographic, lesion, procedural, or comorbidity parameters associated with outcomes in patients > or = 80 years of age. RESULTS: As of January 10, 2009, 5297 patients underwent carotid artery stenting in 186 US CAPTURE 2 clinical centers and 1166 were > or = 80 years old. Octogenarians were similar to nonoctogenarians in terms of gender and symptomatic status but had fewer of certain risk factors (prior myocardial infarction or carotid endarterectomy, diabetes, smoking history) and more cardiac arrhythmia and renal insufficiency. For the overall cohort, death/stroke rate was 3.3%; stroke rate was 2.7% (0.8% major, 1.9% minor). Death/stroke rates were significantly higher for octogenarians than nonoctogenarians (4.5% versus 3.0%) as were stroke rates (3.8% versus 2.4%). Symptomatic status, embolic protection device dwell time, and lesion length were risk predictors for periprocedural stroke in octogenarians. CONCLUSIONS: Patients > or = 80 years old have higher periprocedural event rates than nonoctogenarians. Age, symptomatic status, and lesion length should be considered when identifying appropriate candidates for the procedure.
Seemant Chaturvedi; Jon S Matsumura; William Gray; Chuanbo Xu; Patrick Verta;
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Clinical Trial; Journal Article; Multicenter Study     Date:  2010-02-25
Journal Detail:
Title:  Stroke; a journal of cerebral circulation     Volume:  41     ISSN:  1524-4628     ISO Abbreviation:  Stroke     Publication Date:  2010 Apr 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2010-03-30     Completed Date:  2010-05-03     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0235266     Medline TA:  Stroke     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  757-64     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Neurology and Stroke Program, Wayne State University, Detroit, MI 48201, USA.
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MeSH Terms
Aged, 80 and over*
Carotid Arteries / pathology,  surgery*
Carotid Stenosis* / complications,  surgery
Endarterectomy, Carotid / adverse effects
Prospective Studies
Regression Analysis
Risk Assessment
Risk Factors
Stents / adverse effects*
Stroke / etiology*,  prevention & control
Treatment Outcome

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