In patients with CoA who are at high surgical risk
, balloon angioplasty offers a less invasive and equally effective method.
Development and evaluation of the universal ACS NSQIP surgical risk
calculator: a decision aide and informed consent tool for patients and surgeons.
Ecker et al3 found that MELD is an objective tool for stratifying surgical risk
in case of ventral, umbilical and inguinal hernias not only in terms of mortality but also morbidity.
The committee was informed by recent clinical trial data--Everest IL Everest II High Risk, and Realism--that reportedly showed positive and consistent results for Mitraclip in the treatment of high surgical risk
TAVI is an alternative therapy in patients with severe aortic stenosis (AS) and high surgical risk
Furlan wrote in an editorial accompanying the NEJM study that stenting is still an option for symptomatic patients who have more than 70 percent narrowing of the carotid arteries and who have a high surgical risk
Edwards and CoreValve are pursuing this high surgical risk
population as the first indication for a percutaneous replacement therapy.
While a cesarean section carries some surgical risk
, this study found about the same, low incidence of death among mothers in the two groups.
This trial involving high surgical risk
patients represents another major step in the advancement of carotid stenting as a therapeutic alternative for patients with carotid occlusive disease," said Sriram Iyer, M.
Deterioration of the twins' medical condition, as well as their own perception of a worsening of the lifestyle imposed by their deformity, were not reversible or approachable by any means other than taking this surgical risk
4 cm in diameter did not improve the survival rate of patients with low surgical risk
These studies have shown that perioperative surgical risk
rivals late stroke risk reduction in determining the value of carotid endarterectomy.
Considered at worst a moderate surgical risk
, Bombeck died of complications following a kidney transplant performed April 3 in San Francisco.
This data compares favorably to other reports of CAS in a high-surgical risk
population and is similar to results reported in the CREST trial comparing CAS to surgery in a non-high surgical risk
Patients were selected for percutaneous rather than surgical approach due to high surgical risk
as assessed by EuroSCORE II and STS score.