Background—Several studies have demonstrated better outcomes for carotid endarterectomy with high-volume hospitals and providers. However, only a few studies have reported on the impact of operator specialty/volume on the perioperative outcome of carotid artery stenting (CAS). This study will analyze the correlation of CAS outcomes and provider specialty and volume. Methods—Prospectively collected data of CAS procedures done at our institution during a 10- year period were analyzed. Major adverse events (MAEs; 30-day stroke, myocardial infarction, and death) were compared according to provider specialty (vascular surgeons [VSs], interventional cardiologists [ICs], interventional radiologists [IRs], interventional vascular medicine [IVM]), and volume (≥5 CAS/year vs.
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AbuRahma, Ali F.; Campbell, John E.; Hariri, Nizar; AbuRahma, Joseph; Dean, L. Scott; Bates, Mark C.; Nanjundappa, Aravinda; Stone, Patrick A.; and O'vil, Ace, "Clinical Outcome of Carotid Artery Stenting According to Provider Specialty and Volume" (2017). Clinical and Translational Science Institute. 682.
AbuRahma AF, Campbell JE, Hariri N, et al. Clinical Outcome of Carotid Artery Stenting According to Provider Specialty and Volume. Annals of Vascular Surgery. 2017;44:361-367. doi:10.1016/j.avsg.2017.04.028