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Mortality risks after carotid artery stenting in medicare beneficiaries

Medicare beneficiaries who underwent carotid artery stenting (CAS) had a 32 percent mortality rate during an average two-year follow-up, suggesting the benefits of CAS may be limited for some patients, according to a study published online by JAMA Neurology. CAS is an approach to treat narrowing of the carotid arteries called carotid stenosis. The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services in 2005 issued a national coverage determination so CAS would be covered for Medicare beneficiaries at high surgical risk….Read More


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