Summary Session of Dr. Roubin's Historical Perspectives talk on "Carotid Intervention: Where Do We Go From Here?"
*Dr. Roubin was slated to speak during the Historical Perspectives sessions on 9/18, but travel delays caused him to speak on 9/19 during the Coronary 1 session. The entirety of his speech is therefore unavailable, but was included in the day's Summary Session.
Data on carotid stenting show encouraging results vs endarterectomy. There is a disconnect in the United States between the FDA approval of devices for carotid stenting and the CMS refusal to approve the procedure for Medicare/Medicaid reimbursement.