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Large real-world dataset finds TCAR compares favourably with CEA for carotid artery disease patients

Mahmoud Malas (San Diego, USA) presented, for the first time, updated results from the TransCarotid Artery Revascularization (TCAR) Surveillance Project at the Society for Vascular Surgery (SVS) Vascular Annual Meeting (VAM; 12–15 June, National Harbor, USA).

Malas distilled the data highlights for Vascular News, providing “strong evidence” on the safety and effectiveness of TCAR, which showed lower odds of composite in-hospital stroke, death and myocardial infarction compared to carotid endarterectomy (CEA), as well as lower odds of 1-year mortality. He said: “TCAR provides a CEA-like neuroprotection by clamping the carotid artery”.

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Malas, Mahmoud

Mahmoud Malas, MD, is a vascular and endovascular surgeon who treats patients with conditions related to blood vessels, including thoracic and abdominal aortic aneurysms, carotid artery disease, peripheral arterial disease, venous disease, thoracic outlet syndrome, spine exposure and hemodialysis access. He specializes in both traditional open surgery and minimally invasive endovascular approaches that require no incision.

Dr. Malas serves as the chief of vascular and endovascular surgery at UC San Diego Health and is a professor and the vice chair of surgery for clinical research at UC San Diego School of Medicine. As a national leader, Dr. Malas has experience in running over 30 clinical trials and is committed to pursuing technological advancements in vascular and endovascular surgery. He also enjoys educating and mentoring students, residents and fellows from all around the world.

Prior to joining UC San Diego Health, Dr. Malas was the director of endovascular surgery at Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center in Baltimore. He was a professor in the Department of Surgery at Johns Hopkins School of Medicine and professor of epidemiology at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health. Additionally, he also served as the director of the Johns Hopkins Hospital Center for Research Excellence and Surgical Trials (CREST).

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