TI Best Evidence Webinar
Optimising Outcomes in Persons with Carotid Stenosis: Where are we up to in April 2021?
PRESENTER: Professor Anne Abbott is a neurologist from the Central Clinical School at Monash University in Melbourne, Australia. She made the paradigm shifting discovery that the ipsilateral stroke rate associated with advanced (50-99%) asymptomatic carotid stenosis has fallen by at least 65% to approximately 0.8% over the last 3-4 decades with medical intervention alone (lifestyle modification and medication). This stroke rate is lower than with surgery or stenting in past trials. A/Prof Abbott’s work is having a significant impact in updating guidelines, policy and practice for improved stroke prevention in persons with carotid arterial disease. There are also implications for better prevention of all arterial disease complications.’
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DATE: Wednesday, April 14, 2021
TIME: 14:00 – 15:00 Pacific Standard Time PST [UTC -7 convert to your local time]
CME CREDITS: MainPro+/MOC Section 1 credits: 1.0. You must register, attend the webinar and complete the evaluation in order to receive your certificate.
By the end of this session, participants should be able to:
- understand that medical intervention (lifestyle coaching and appropriate medication) is the most effective weapon we have against arterial disease, that it is highly effective and continues to improve
- understand the various forces at work which encourage inappropriate use of carotid artery procedures (surgery and stenting)
- understand some new ways in which audience members can get involved and help improve patient outcomes on a global scale
Links to Manuscripts Referenced in the Presentation:
- Medical (Nonsurgical) Intervention Alone Is Now Best for Prevention of Stroke Associated With Asymptomatic Severe Carotid Stenosis: Results of a Systematic Review and Analysis
- Bias in the use of randomized trials for carotid stenosis management
- Why Calls for More Routine Carotid Stenting Are Currently Inappropriate: An International, Multispecialty, Expert Review and Position Statement
- Optimizing the Definitions of Stroke, Transient Ischemic Attach, and Infarction for Research and Application in Clinical Practice
- Misconceptions regarding the adequacy of best medical intervention alone for asymptomatic carotid stenosis
- Systematic Review of Guidelines for the Management of Asymptomatic and Symptomatic Carotid Stenosis
- Why the United States Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) Should not Extend Reimbursement Indications for Carotid Artery Angioplasty/Stenting