Updated Results of TCAR Surveillance Project Presented at 2019 VEITHsymposium
“Our updated dataset now includes 6,526 matched patients. TCAR continues to show a low stroke and death rate equivalent to CEA with lower rates of myocardial infarction and cranial nerve injury. Additionally, TCAR patients experience shorter length of hospital stay and are discharged home more often,” said Dr. Malas. “I am confident that as this compelling clinical evidence continues to mount, TCAR will continue to challenge CEA as the standard of care for treating carotid artery disease in high surgical risk patients.”
“The TCAR Surveillance Project is validating the consistency and reproducibility of these results as we continue to train and support physicians, many who are performing TCAR for the first time or are early in their experience curve,” said
The updated data from the
- 59% lower odds of in-hospital myocardial infarction (TCAR, 0.4%; CEA, 1.1%, p<0.001)
- 86% lower odds of in-hospital cranial nerve injury (TCAR, 0.4%; CEA, 2.5%, p<0.001)
- 18% lower odds of in-hospital stroke, death and myocardial infarction (TCAR, 1.9%; CEA, 2.4%, p=0.10)
- 14% lower odds of hospital stay longer than 1 day (TCAR, 29.9%; CEA, 34.7%, p<0.001)
- 21% lower odds of non-home discharge in asymptomatic patients (TCAR, 4.0%; CEA, 5.0%, p=0.01)
In a separate risk adjusted analysis looking at patients with one year follow up, ipsilateral stroke or death at one year was lower in TCAR vs CEA (TCAR, 2.0%; CEA, 3.5%, p=.03).
About TCAR with the ENROUTE Transcarotid Neuroprotection and Stent System
TCAR (TransCarotid Artery Revascularization) is a clinically proven procedure combining surgical principles of neuroprotection with minimally invasive endovascular techniques to treat blockages in the carotid artery at risk of causing a stroke. The ENROUTE Transcarotid Stent is intended to be used in conjunction with the ENROUTE Transcarotid Neuroprotection System (NPS) during the TCAR procedure. The ENROUTE Transcarotid NPS is a first in class device used to directly access the common carotid artery and initiate high rate temporary blood flow reversal to protect the brain from stroke while delivering and implanting the ENROUTE Transcarotid Stent.
ENROUTE is a registered trademark of
Source: Silk Road Medical