November 17th, 2009

Mayo Study Shows Stroke Incidence Related to Angioplasty Remains Steady over Past 15 Years

By Kelley Luckstein

Results 'Somewhat Surprising' Because Patients Are Older, Have More Complicated Disease Results of a Mayo Clinic study show the incidence of stroke or mini-stroke related to a coronary angioplasty remained steady over a 15-year period…

 

In a retrospective study of 17,249 patients who had 21,502 angioplasty procedures between 1994 and 2008 at Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minn., the researchers identified patients who suffered an angioplasty-related cerebrovascular accident (CVA), defined as a stroke, or a transient ischemic attack (TIA or mini-stroke), and compared outcomes with the remainder of the study population, according to senior author Rajiv Gulati, M.D., Ph.D., a Mayo Clinic cardiologist.

 

Fox Business, 11/16/09

 

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