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Carotid Artery Stenting Outcomes Vary Widely by Hospital
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In-hospital outcomes among patients undergoing carotid artery stenting (CAS) in the U.S. varied fourfold after adjusting for differences in patient risk factors in an analysis of data from a large, nationwide stenting registry.

Significant variation was seen among hospitals performing CAS in both in-hospital stroke and death, with the risk-adjusted variation ranging from 1.2% to 4.7%, researcher Beau M. Hawkins, MD, of the University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center, Oklahoma City, and colleagues wrote in the journal JACC: Cardiovascular Interventions, published online May 18.

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