publication . Article . Other literature type . 2010

Long-Term Outcome of Symptomatic Severe Ostial Vertebral Artery Stenosis (OVAS)

Karameshev, Alexander; Schroth, Gerhard; Mordasini, Pasquale; Gralla, Jan; Brekenfeld, Caspar; Arnold, Marcel; Mono, Marie-Luise; Mattle, Heinrich P.; Do, Do-Dai; Nedeltchev, Krassen;
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  • Published: 01 Jan 2010 Journal: Journal of Vascular Surgery, volume 53, page 550 (issn: 0741-5214, Copyright policy)
  • Publisher: Elsevier BV
  • Country: Switzerland
Introduction: The optimal management of patients with symptomatic severe ostial vertebral artery stenosis (OVAS) is currently unclear. We analyzed the long-term outcome of consecutive patients with OVAS who received either medical treatment (MT) or vertebral artery stenting (VAS). Methods: Thirty-nine (>70%) patients with severe OVAS were followed for a mean period of 2.8years. The decision for VAS (n = 10) or MT (n = 29) was left to the clinician. The Kaplan-Meier method was used to assess the risk of recurrent stroke, transient ischemic attack (TIA), or death over the study period. Results: Patients in the VAS group were significantly younger and more likely t...
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