Articles matching the ‘Stenting’ Category

July 6th, 2022

Podcast 295: How should clinicians manage severe (but asymptomatic) carotid artery stenosis while awaiting CREST-2’s results?

CREST-2’s results are probably more than a year away. In the meantime, what to do about diagnosed severe (but asymptomatic) carotid stenosis? Recent results suggest that medical management compares favorably with the surgical approach. In this edition, we address the question with a conversation between Dr. Allan Brett, NEJM Journal Watch‘s editor-in-chief, and Dr. Seemant Chaturvedi, […]


September 3rd, 2010

Podcast 99: Blacks’ higher rate of stent thrombosis apparently has a genetic basis.

It was thought that the increased risk among blacks undergoing stenting had to do with factors such as comorbid conditions and socioeconomics. But in a study in Circulation, their rate of stent thrombosis was higher than non-blacks, even after adjusting for those factors (and despite the fact that as a group, black were more adherent […]


November 13th, 2009

Podcast 65: A conversation about the utility of renovascular angioplasty in the face of atherosclerosis

Investigators have suspected that there isn’t much advantage to renovascular angioplasty and stenting in atherosclerosis, but their studies haven’t had the statistical power to prove that point. A new bit of research in this week’s New England Journal of Medicine may have hit the mark. We’ve got an interview with two of the principals of […]


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