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Original Paper

Correlation of Extracranial Internal Carotid Artery Tortuosity Index and Intraprocedural Complications during Carotid Artery Stenting

Wang Q.a, b · Liu C.c · Yan B.f · Fan X.a · Zhang M.a · Li Y.d · Zhu W.a · Chen M.e · Huang X.a · Zhang Z.a · Xu G.a · Liu X.a

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aDepartment of Neurology, Jinling Hospital, Southern Medical University, Nanjing, bDepartment of Neurology, Affiliated Shenzhen Shajing Hospital of Guangzhou Medical University (Shajing People’s Hospital), Shenzhen, cDepartment of Neurology, Jining First People’s Hospital, Jining, dDepartment of Neurology, Provincial Clinical Department of Fujian Medical University, Fuzhou, and eDepartment of Neurology, Fourth Affiliated Hospital of Nantong University (Yancheng City No. 1 People’s Hospital), Yancheng, China; fDivision of Neurosciences, Comprehensive Stroke Centre, Royal Melbourne Hospital, University of Melbourne, Parkville, Vic., Australia

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Eur Neurol 2012;68:65–72

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First-Page Preview
Abstract of Original Paper

Received: October 17, 2011
Accepted: February 14, 2012
Published online: June 22, 2012
Issue release date: August 2012

Number of Print Pages: 8
Number of Figures: 6
Number of Tables: 5

ISSN: 0014-3022 (Print)
eISSN: 1421-9913 (Online)

For additional information: https://www.karger.com/ENE

Abstract

Background: To investigate the correlation between tortuosity of extracranial internal carotid artery (EICA) and intraprocedural complications in patients undergoing carotid artery stenting (CAS). Methods: The study included 244 EICA in 223 patients undergoing CAS. Tortuosity in EICA was measured by the tortuosity index (TI). Multivariate logistic regression was performed to assess the independent risk factors of vasospasm during CAS. Receiver operating characteristic curve was performed to identify the cut-off of TI to predict vasospasm. Results: During the 244 CAS, 71 EICA presented vasospasm and 114 CAS presented hypotension. High TI, long procedural duration and female are independent risk factors for vasospasm during CAS. TI of 118 was the optimal cut-off to predict vasospasm during CAS (sensitivity: 85.9%, specificity: 78.6%). Linear regression analysis demonstrated that TI is positively correlated with procedural duration (p < 0.001). There was no significant difference in TI between the hypotension and non-hypotension groups (p = 0.145). Conclusion: TI is an independent risk factor for vasospasm during CAS and a TI ≥118 has the high sensitivity and specificity to predict vasospasm. Our results indicate the value of assessing tortuosity of EICA prior to choosing or performing the procedure in patients with carotid stenosis or occlusion.

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Article / Publication Details

First-Page Preview
Abstract of Original Paper

Received: October 17, 2011
Accepted: February 14, 2012
Published online: June 22, 2012
Issue release date: August 2012

Number of Print Pages: 8
Number of Figures: 6
Number of Tables: 5

ISSN: 0014-3022 (Print)
eISSN: 1421-9913 (Online)

For additional information: https://www.karger.com/ENE


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